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South Africa loses legend Joe Mafela
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Arts, Culture and Sport South Africa loses legend Joe Mafela

Veteran South African actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on the 18th of March, and the nation is mourning the huge loss of a star, whose ineffable talent made him the darling of the country. South Africans who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s attribute part of the joys of their childhood to Mafela. Condolences messages continue to be posted on social media.

Uproar over Helen Zille’s comments that colonialism wasn’t all bad
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Politics and Society Uproar over Helen Zille’s comments that colonialism wasn’t all bad

South African politician and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has come under fire on social media for over her comments defending colonialism saying the system, and its legacy wasn’t bad in its entirety. There’s been a major uproar over the comments forcing Zille to issue an apology. In 2008, a British-born South African columnist, David Bullard, caused an outrage writing an article in the Sunday Times saying South Africa should be grateful for colonialism. The column was heavily criticized, seen as racist and extremely offensive.

South African model with albinism, Thando Hopa is the new face of Audi Q2
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Africans rising South African model with albinism, Thando Hopa is the new face of Audi Q2

Thando Hopa, a lawyer and model is the new face of Audi’s SUV car. The model has been vocal about the treatment of people with albinism, using her experiences to raise awareness on albinism, which is still profoundly misunderstood. Hopa is undoubtedly the perfect face, and her involvement with Audi could bring more discussions around albinism.

South Africa to become first African country to legalise cannabis
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Politics and Society South Africa to become first African country to legalise cannabis

South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The legislation is based strictly on medical grounds. The country’s Medicines Control Council (MCC) stated that it would soon publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use.

South Africa high court rules ICC withdrawal plan as unconstitutional and invalid
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Politics and Society South Africa high court rules ICC withdrawal plan as unconstitutional and invalid

South Africa’s High Court has ruled that the country’s planned decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is unconstitutional and invalid. Last October, the government made an application to the United Nations (UN) indicating its intention to leave the ICC as a result of the court’s alleged bias against African nations. The High Court ruling is a setback for President Jacob Zuma’s government, which is likely going to appeal the ruling.