I've been approached by a few friends and colleagues as to how to do this. They would like to download free goodies from the American iTunes store but they don't know how to go about getting an account with out putting Credit Card info. (This will work in any country's iTunes store)
It is a long procedure, but it's worth it!
1. A computer with Internet
You don't need an iDevice as all the free media such as music, premiers etc. can be played on your computer. But for free Apps, you will need an iDevice that is made for it.
How to get the account
1. Connect to the Internet and open up the iTunes application
2. Click on the iTunes Store category on the left panel. It is situated under the main category Store.
3. Wait for it to load. By default it will go to the iTunes store associated with your ISP IP address so it will load to the South African iTunes store.
Go to the bottom of the page and you will see a Site Map to your left. At the bottom right you will see a icon that shows which country your iTunes store is for. Click on the icon. (Flag of the country)