News Brief

It Took 20 Days for this Cape Town Website to Notice it had Posted a Racist Ad

The ad read, “Please note. Only white candidates.”

A Cape Town-based recruitment website called People Solved just removed a job advert which specified that only white candidates could apply, News24 reports.

The ad, which contained the disclaimer “Please note. Only white candidates,” was removed yesterday, 20 days after it was posted. This was after News24 had called the site out. “We are investigating the incident and, as you've seen, we immediately removed the advert when we noticed it,” People Solved director Simon Hill was quoted saying by the news site.

He went on to say they were investigating the incident, and further put the blame on a junior staff member who posted the ad from the company without checking its content.

The company to whom the ad belongs remains undisclosed, and Hill says they will be talking to the company and reviewing if they still want to work with them.

Read the full story on News24.

 

 

Music

11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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