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Thandiswa Mazwai in Concert

The commemoration of Africa Day, this year, comes at a time when the world finds itself at the centre of a deadly pandemic that has made it essential for nations to stand together in the fight to curb the spread of the Corona virus (COVID-19). Through the Play Your Part Africa Live Stream Concert, Brand South Africa and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will, through artistic activism, pay tribute to Africans united in their plight against COVID-19 and celebrate Africa’s strength in adversity

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Abelungu Baya Dina!

White fragility truly annoys me, I am tired of white people pleading ignorance when it comes to their harmful actions. The sea of outrage at Bianca's old Tweets is a symptom of a collective fatigue that has built up over years and years of so-called integration. Abelungu baya dina! They need to act right.

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My Journey with Alcohol

Before I knew it, I was drinking a bottle of wine a night, and I could not stop. My five minutes trip from work to home had Checkers Liquor as an obligatory stop; to get two bottles of wine. If you have ever had a problem with alcohol, you will know the panic that comes with running out of booze – so I wouldn’t risk it.

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Kanya Cekeshe and the False Spell of Freedom

Five years ago, I relocated to Cape Town for academic purposes. The city serves as the central exhibition of whiteness and all its western uncultured culture. Western culture is grounded in oppression, racism, patriarchy, homophobia, sadism and anti-black exploitation. When I arrived, it was whiteness all over the place

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Sisober, Mntase!

As an alcohol and cigarette person, the ban on these goods was devastating to me, at first. At some point I even brewed three 20L buckets of varying alcohol mixtures, which plucked me up so bad that I ended up giving away most of it. I had done this to 'cope' during the lockdown but as it turned out, it just made me loathe the smell of alcohol.

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The Genesis & Implications Behind the Name “South Africa”

When this tactic was eventually exhausted, Afrikaner Nationalist elements resorted to naked racism and violence to legitimise their claim to hold exclusive power within the South African state...On the 31st of May 1910, exactly eight years after the Boers had made peace with the English through the Treaty of Vereeniging, South Africa became a Union. Despite the mistrust in the Boer camp, the Afrikaners, as they now became known, had negotiated and achieved self-determination.

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