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Zuma Has Reportedly Agreed To Resign

The end is near for Zuma.

South African president Jacob Zuma has been refusing to step down as head of state amidst pressure. But this morning, several South African news outlets report that the president has agreed to step down.

According to TimesLIVE, Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalized. This is part of a deal struck on Tuesday with ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

The meeting between Zuma and Ramaphosa took place after the postponement of the state of the nation address, which was due for Thursday.

As a result of this deal, an ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for the following day to force his removal from office was cancelled.

The ANC then released a statement saying it had held "fruitful and constructive discussions" with Zuma.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.

Thebe Magugu has reportedly been announced as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize, according to IOL. The multi award-winning fashion designer from South Africa is gunning for the annual prize which is reportedly worth over two million Rand (approximately USD 131 140). Magugu is contesting against five other finalists from around the world including Nigerian designer, Kenneth Ize. Magugu won the highly acclaimed 2019 LVMH (Louis Vuitton MoΓ«t Hennessy) award and made history as the first African to do so. This might just be another win for the young designer and we're certainly here for it.

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Sho Madjozi Shares Tracklist from New Mixtape 'What A Life'

Sho Madjozi has shared the tracklist for her highly-anticipated new mixtape 'What A Life'. Manu WorldStar, Makhadzi, Thomas Chauke, Russian Army, DJ Mfundhisi and more feature on the upcoming project.