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Burna Boy, Sjava, The Kwani Experience and More Added to Afropunk Joburg Lineup

The Afropunk Joburg lineup just got even better.

Afropunk just announced a few additions to what's already a dreamy lineup for their Joburg event taking place on the 30th and 31st of December. Burna Boy and South African acts such as Sjava, Zara Julius, The Kwani Experience, Urban Village, Kenya's Blinky Bill and Brazil's Batekoo have all been added to the festival's bill.


Rico Nasty is notably missing in the updated poster on which the latest additions reflect. The new names join the likes of Miguel, Solange, Masego, Busiswa, Distruction Boyz and a lot more.

The festival has been running in South Africa since 2017, and has grown to be one of the biggest entries on the country's music and social events.

View the full lineup for this year's event below, and buy tickets here.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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