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Caster Semenya Trades In Her 2012 London Olympics 800m Silver Medal for Gold

Caster Semenya is awarded the gold medal for the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics after Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was disqualified for doping.

Caster Semenya wins gold—five years later.


The South African mid-distance runner takes the 800m gold for the 2012 London Games, after the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) disqualified Russian mid-distance runner, Mariya Savinova-Farnosova, who originally won the race, for doping.

According to eNCA, CAS released a statement on the decision today, determining that Savinova-Farnosova was doping between July 2010 to August 2013.

As a result, all her achievements during that period have been disqualified. She's currently ineligible from competing, which began in August 2015.

This makes Semenya a double Olympic champion.

Congrats, Caster!

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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