South African artist Percy Maimela broke the Guinness World Record for the largest artwork made from coffee. The artist created a picture of his compatriot, DJ Black Coffee using nothing but ground coffee in a remarkable feat.
South Africa has sent a team of Special Envoys appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver messages of solidarity reassuring fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity. The envoys will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the DRC and Zambia.
Zimbabwean doctors are staging a demonstration against the alleged abduction of their union leader, Peter Magombeyi, who was kidnapped on Saturday, just days after receiving threats. The doctors have withdrawn their services, and vowed not to return to work until their colleague is found.
Anger and tears were in evidence as students and staff from the University of Cape Town (UCT) were joined by members of the public outside Parliament on Wednesday morning, 4 September, to call for an end to sexual and gender-based violence.
Several Nigerian artists have come out strongly condemning the violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The artists include Tiwa Savage who cancelled her impending show in South Africa, American-Nigerian rapper Jidenna, Burna Boy, Davido, and Teni who sent various messages in solidarity with victims of the xenophobic violence. A number of South African artists also added their voice to the outrage, posting heartfelt message against xenophobia.
A mother, caregiver, mentor and pillar of strength is how second-year LLB student Sandiso Sifumba described his high school English teacher Thuli Shongwe, the recipient of the 2019 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.
A Rwandan gospel singer has revealed to a Christian YouTube channel that he’s gay, telling the media that he expected a backlash for coming out. Albert Nabonibo is the first gospel singer in Rwanda to come out, and says he expects a backlash.
Global fashion retail giant H&M has teamed up with South African designer Palesa Mokubung, unveiling its first-ever collaboration with an African label, Mantsho. Launched on August 15 online and in selected stores, including South Africa, the Mantsho collaboration features vibrant bold prints, creative cuts and confident styles.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) recently agreed to adopt Kiswahili as the fourth official language. The decision was greeted with interest and it has been hailed as a progressive step. What are your thoughts?