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Zindzi Mandela, considered “the daughter of a nation” as the youngest child of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died suddenly and mysteriously. She was 59. Mandela was operating as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark when she passed away without a public explanation at a Johannesburg hospital, the South African Department of International Relations…

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A ban on the sale of cigarettes in South Africa since the country’s COVID-19-induced lockdown began in March has cost the economy millions of rands daily in the form of tax revenue lost to illicit sales of smokes, a variety of industry officials say. This comes after the South African government had banned the sale…

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Jada Pinkett Smith says fans may see the Flossy Posse reunited and traveling internationally in a possible sequel to Girls Trip.  The 2017 comedy starred Pinkett, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish as a reunited group of college friends who get up to no good on a work vacation in New Orleans. The 47-year-old actress — who played…

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Beyoncé has thanked Nelson Mandela for “changing the trajectory for so many.” The “Run The World” hitmaker has paid tribute to the late former President of South Africa for paving the way with his anti-apartheid activism. In her open letter, she wrote: “I first met you in 2004 for the 46664 AIDS Benefit Concert in…

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Ciara is living her best life, and her fans are loving it as they live vicariously through her intercontinental excursions. The Austin, Texas-born, Atlanta-bred singer has been riding a nice groove in her life recently, as she successfully bandaged up her past emotional wounds, married and had a baby with the man of her dreams,…

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Self-determination, self-motivation, self-empowerment & self-belief are the attributes that Abigail Mbalo rely on daily to inspire her journey as the chef and creative director of 4Roomed eKasi Culture. On a recent exploration of South Africa for Madiba’s Journey, I had the brilliant opportunity to dine in this unique Ubuntu experience.  Should you find yourself in…

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  Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81. A fiery voice against Aparthied, Madikizela-Mandela carved out her own place in history during her marriage to South African leader, Nelson Mandela. Madikizela-Mandela was given the prestigious Order of Luthuli in 2016 due to her fight for democracy. She was a complex person who was able…

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Solange Knowles will receive the Harvard Foundation 2018 Artist of the Year award. The 31-year-old singer, who released her third studio album A Seat At The Table to critical acclaim in 2016, will receive her award at a ceremony at Harvard’s Cultural Rhythms Festival on March 3. Each year, the Artist of the Year selection…

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A woman is being called Lion Mama after running almost two miles to stop her daughter from being gang-raped. The incident occurred in South Africa near the village of Zwartwater. The woman was told her daughter was being raped by the teenage cousin of one of the attackers. According to Daily Mail, the woman called…

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The world’s third penis transplant has been successfully completed by a team of surgeons from Stellenbosch University and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital based in Cape Town, South Africa. According to Daily Mail UK, the first penile transplant was reportedly performed by Pro Van der Merwe, head of the Division of Urology and his team at…

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Throughout history, there have been many battles that have been forgotten. One such battle that the British would like to forget is the Battle of Isandlwana, which took place on Jan. 22, 1879, as part of what was known as the Anglo-Zulu war. The Zulu empire stretched over most of South Africa under the leadership…

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Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, founder and president of SisterLove Inc. is working on the front lines in the struggle for women’s human rights and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diallo and SisterLove are fighting on behalf of women from Atlanta to South Africa living with HIV. SisterLove has an extensive history as a community-based advocate and…

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For Vashawn Mitchell, South Africa is a second home. This is surprising, even to him, considering his initial reluctance to accept an invitation to minister at a conference there. Intrigued by the offer, Mitchell was less than encouraged by the 20-hour flight necessary to get there. Fortunately, the celebrated multi-gifted artist (he is a songwriter,…

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