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'Black Panther' Just Broke a Major Presale Record

Tickets for "Black Panther" sold record numbers in just 24 hours.

Black Panther hasn't even dropped yet and the film is already breaking box office records.

Movie ticket site Fandango, has reported that the film has set a record for the most ticket sales for a Marvel film within the first 24 hours, reports The Hollywood Reporter.


Advanced tickets went on sale earlier this week, and sales have already outperformed those of Marvel's previous hit, Captain America: Civil War.

Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in the film, celebrated the news earlier with this video:

Fandango Editor Erik Davis had this to say about Black Panther's already outstanding reception:

"Black Panther is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now. It's one of the biggest and most anticipated movies to ever open in the month of February, and its trailers have electrified the Internet. Tickets have been going fast ever since presales started on Fandango late Monday."

The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Guria, Daniel Kaluuya, and a bevy of other talented black actors, drops February 16—that date should pretty much be a national holiday at this point.

You can buy presale tickets here—that's if they're still available in your city.

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South Africans are Reacting to the Constitutional Court's Ruling on Spanking

Not everyone is happy that spanking is now unconstitutional.

Yesterday, South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that the spanking of children is now unconstitutional. The ruling upheld a previous ruling by the High Court back in 2017, that criminalized spanking after a father beat his 13-year-old son "in a manner that exceeded the bounds of reasonable chastisement". Parents or guardians can no longer use the common law defense of "reasonable chastisement" should they be charged with assault for spanking their children. While many South Africans as well as children's rights activists and organizations have welcomed the ruling, others have rubbished it entirely.

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AKA is Taking His Orchestra Show to Durban

AKA will be performing in Durban with The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

It seems AKA's Orchestra on The Square, which took place in Pretoria in March this year, was the first in a series of shows.

Supa Mega is taking the show to Durban on the 2nd November at the ICC Arena in Durban. The artist will be assisted by The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, which is widely regarded as one of Africa's premier orchestras. A number of surprise guests will join Supa Mega on the night.

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Here's What the South African Government has Promised to Do About Gender-based Violence

They have pledged 1.1 billion Rand towards the fight against gender-based violence.

Over the past two weeks, South Africans took to the streets to protest against the rise in gender-based violence and violence towards children. These protests were in response to the horrific rape and murder of several young women, one after the other. Students at various universities across the country organized marches and vigils in while others marched to the parliament buildings in Cape Town and more recently at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the protesters outside the parliament buildings and promised that the government would respond swiftly to the rising war on women. Yesterday, Ramaphosa called for a joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces to discuss the way forward, News24 reports.

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