The Spiritual Rebirth of Fortune Shumba

South African singer Fortune Shumba returns with a new EP and video for the title track off 'Daylight.'

On his 2015 debut EP, Fortune Shumba was dark and moody. His latest offering is a burst of light that continues to showcase his haunting vocals and unique approach to songwriting.

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3 Students on the Front Lines of #FeesMustFall at Wits

This week marks exactly one year since the start of #FeesMustFall in South Africa. We asked Wits students to reflect on the movement.

This week marks exactly one year since students at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg began protesting in response to a proposed 10.5 percent fee increase. Since then, Wits has been the center of the Fees Must Fall movement. (It’s important to note that before the protests returned and took shape this year, other campuses across the country had already started protesting, mainly the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban.)

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Young South Africans Would Rather Protest Than Vote

A new study uncovers the voting behaviour of young South Africans ahead of the 2016 municipal elections.

South Africans will go to the polls this Wednesday for their local municipal elections. The winning representatives will be responsible for governing their respective municipality for the next five years. This year’s elections are highly contested, as faith in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) continues to wane among the black majority voters. On Wednesday, the ANC will face off against the historically white Democratic Alliance (DA), which has its first black leader in Mmusi Maimane, and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a breakaway faction started by expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema in 2013.

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No Longer Will I Partake in Black Trauma Porn

Zanta Nkumane on why he can't watch another video of black suffering.

The recent killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in the U.S. sparked outrage from across the world, and rightfully so. In typical fashion, thanks to the digital age we live in, these horrific killings were caught on camera. But as I watched the footage of Philando Castile, I had a sudden realisation: I can’t watch another one of these videos.

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