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Cape Town Residents Will Soon Be Limited To 50 Liters of Water A Day

When the city runs out of water, wealthy Capetonians will learn to live the way a lot of black people live everyday.

Starting from the beginning of February, Capetonians will be restricted to 50 liters of water per day. This is an attempt to save water in Cape Town, which could be the first major city in the world to run out of water.


According to the city's mayor Patricia De Lille, the Mother City runs a risk of reaching the dreaded #DayZero on 21 April.

"We can no longer ask people to stop wasting water. We must force them," De Lille said at a press conference. A majority of Cape Town residents aren't making enough effort to save water.

"Despite our urging for months, 60% of Capetonians are callously using more than 87 liters per day," the mayor said.

A lot of wealthy Capetonians (especially from the affluent suburbs of the city) are complaining about these restrictions. There will be communal water collection areas when #DayZero finally arrives.

A majority of black South Africans, who live in townships and rural areas, have lived under those conditions their whole lives–using communal taps, dry toilets and bathing in basins.

This is a serious crisis, but and is affecting everyone, but rich people, tuck it in, your privilege is showing!

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Hair By Susy and OkayAfrica Present 'Lady,' a Celebration of Women, Hair and Individuality

We speak with hair artist Susy Oludele about her coffee table book "Lady," ahead of its upcoming exhibit at Okay Space.

Lady is the upcoming coffee book by Brooklyn-based celebrity hairstylist and owner of Hair by Susy, Susy Oludele—also known as African Creature—that will celebrate black hair in all of its beautiful complexity.

The Nigerian-American hair artist was inspired by the Fela Kuti classic by the same name when she envisioned the project—reclaiming the title as a symbol for unbridled artistic expression and bold, feminine energy. Within its pages, you'll find stunning curated images and storytelling that offer a medley of visual inspiration.

Digital copies of the book are available now for pre-order and physical copies of Lady will be available on November 8th (Susy's Birthday!), followed by an interactive exhibit at Okay Space on November 10. The event will explore African hair in the workplace with the critical goal of "empowering, inspiring, and engaging a diverse audience in the importance of representation, identity, and individuality." You can RSVP for the event here.

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Medicine For The Soul: Anatii Finds His Sound on His Soothing New Album ‘Iyeza’

Iyeza is the sound of a day turning into a gorgeous twilight.

Iyeza is a masterpiece. It's music for the soul, with Anatii providing an intensely healing listen, which is fitting, considering the album title literally means "medicine" or "anti-dote."

The album contains percussion, chants, guitars, bass lines and melodies associated with an array of sounds. There are elements of everything from gospel, maskandi and mbhaqanga to hints of Afropop and hip-hop. Anatii follows the path taken by South African artist such as Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, Sjava, Mlindo The Vocalist and Bongeziwe Mabandla in fusing elements of traditional South African music with newer sounds.

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Black Twitter's Reactions To Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's #RoyalBaby Announcement Are Too Funny

Congrats are in order, but first to Black Twitter for continuing to hold it down with the jokes.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, have been the internet's brief moment of mindless, happy news since they became engaged, then married earlier this year.

Kensington Palace took to Twitter again this morning to announce that the couple will be expecting their first bundle of joy next spring.

Since the LA-native and former star of Suits made her way into the royal family, Black Twitter has had no shame sharing their hilarious thoughts and commentary, and the pregnancy announcement has been no different.

Have a laugh and take a look at some of our favorite reactions from them below.

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