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Win An Invite To The Okayplayer Holiday Jam w/ The Roots


Our 5th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam is coming up quick! If you wanna join us and throw down with The Roots and a slew of special guests (trust, you do), we'll be giving away 50 guest spots, each with a +1, to the party. Complimentary brews from Heineken from 7-8 PM! All's you gotta do is head here and sign up for the Okayplayer/Okayafrica newsletter — if you already receive our newsletter, just enter your info again (we'll never spam). Get to it and make sure you'll be in the New York area Dec. 15!

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End of an Era as Last South African Music Shops Set to Close

South Africa's Clicks Group has announced the imminent closure of its Musica stores—the last music stores in South Africa after 29 years.

South Africans are bidding farewell to Musica, yet another cultural giant which will be closing shop soon. Musica stores, which are owned by the South African Clicks Group, have been the leading music retailer in the sales of physical CDs and DVDs for close to three decades. Musica admittedly provided a home for many South Africans to leisurely browse through their favourite music in very much the same way book lovers do in book stores. However, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and having been outcompeted by the digital music world, all Musica stores across the country will be closing permanently.

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South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on Hijabs

The South African National Defence Force has ended its longstanding ban on hijabs. This follows the recent court victory of Major Fatima Isaacs who was fired for wearing a hijab.