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Cyril Ramaphosa Is South Africa's New President

Will Cyril Ramaphosa bring about a new era for the country as hoped?

ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been named President of South Africa, following an uncontested nomination by the ruling party, reports CNN.

This comes just hours after Jacob Zuma announced his resignation in a television address. The former president had been forced to step down by the ANC, who threatened a vote of no confidence. "No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name," Zuma said during his speech. "I have therefore come to the decision to resign as President of the Republic with immediate effect."

"Even though I disagree with the decision of the Leadership of my organization, I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC," he continued.

Rampaphosa was elected head of the ANC in December, promising to challenge corruption and economic turbulence. He is often celebrated for his role in helping negotiate a peaceful transition to democracy following the end of apartheid.

He was met with applause in the house after being sworn in on Tuesday.

The response from South Africans so far, has been most celebratory as many believe that Ramaphosa is a good fit for the presidency, and are calling this a "new era" for the country. Some are jsimply glad that Zuma is gone.

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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