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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Interview: DJ Maphorisa Talks About Scorpion Kings' Success

The star South African DJ and producer — also one half of the Scorpion Kings alongside Kabza De Small — on their recent full-album collaboration with TRESOR and the evolution of amapiano.

Toka Hlongwane’s Photo Series ‘Impilo ka Darkie’ Aims to Give an Insight Into Black South Africans’ Experiences

With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Announces 2021 Shortlist

Moso Sematlane, Rémy Ngamije, Ola W. Halim, Vincent Anioke and Franklyn Usouwa are the African writers on the shortlist for this year's Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Falz’s ‘Squander’ Remix Will Get You Dancing In No Time

The single features Niniola and South African amapiano acts Kamo Mphela, Mpura and SayFar.

South Africans Confronted with Reality of Continued Homophobic Murders

South Africans are rallying under the online banner of #JusticeForLulu after Andile 'Lulu' Ntuthela, a member of the LGBT community, was brutally murdered.

Twitter Set to Build New Africa Headquarters in Ghana

According to Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, their new Africa headquarters will be in Ghana — beating strong contenders such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

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Watch Mr Eazi Escape Capture & Become 'The Don' In New Short Film

A new and striking six-minute visual from the emPawa boss man.

EFF Calls Out President Cyril Ramaphosa On Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

South Africa's opposition party leader, Julius Malema, has demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa speed up the distribution rate of COVID-19 vaccines.

Music

The 11 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wizkid x Tems, Rema, Mdou Moctar, Emtee, Mannywellz x Wale, Tony Allen and more.

South African Rapper 22 Is Serious About Her Craft

The budding musician just released her latest single, aptly titled "I'M THAT GIRL" and accompanied by mad daring visuals.

Emtee Finally Releases His New Album

Emtee has dropped his much-awaited fourth studio album LOGAN — much to his fans' delight.

London's Horniman Museum May Return Nigeria's Looted Benin Bronzes

The Horniman Museum in London is considering repatriating a number of Benin Bronze artefacts which were stolen from the Benin Kingdom during the colonial era.

Watch Rema's Wild New Music Video For 'Bounce'

Mad Max meets Burning Man in the new clip from the young Nigerian star.

Tanzanian President Announces New COVID-19 Task Force

Following President John Magufuli's death and widespread COVID-denialism, Tanzania's newly-appointed President Samia Suluhu Hassan is reportedly forming a COVID-19 task force to help implement proper regulations.

In Conversation with Sha Sha: 'I'm one to let the work talk for itself.'

Sha Sha, the queen of amapiano, talks about winning a BET award, her upcoming album and documenting her journey from Zimbabwe to South Africa.