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Caster Semenya Cruises Past Opponents to Qualify for Semi-Finals of Women's 800m

South African middle-distance star Caster Semenya is headed to the semi-finals of the women's 800-metre event in Rio.

Caster Semenya is well on her way to making history at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The South African middle-distance runner cruised past her opponents in round one of the women’s 800-metre event this morning in Rio (this afternoon in SA local time). Semenya finished first in her heat with a time of 1:59.31. Calm, cool and very composed, the 25-year-old track-and-field star from Polokwane made it look effortless.


Semenya, who heads to tomorrow’s semi-finals next, is gunning for South Africa’s second gold medal––and second world record––of the Rio Olympics. She’ll need to overtake Jarmila Kratochvilova's 1:53:28, a record the Czech runner set 33 years ago.

In the meantime, #CasterSemenyaDay continues.

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Latest Footage Further Reveals Senselessness Behind Lindani Myeni's Death

Hawaiian police have released graphic body camera footage which reveals that there was no reasonable justification for the killing of South African Lindani Myeni by police last week.

The Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii has recently released the graphic body camera footage which captured Lindani Myeni's last moments. The 29-year-old South African man was killed last week by the police in what they have since alleged was a suspected house burglary. However, details around the death of Myeni have been called into question by the public with the latest video evidence failing to provide any reasonable justification for Myeni having been shot to death by police officers.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

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