There’s a day to go before South Africa’s national elections on May 8, and Collen Malatji, the African National Congress’ youngest parliamentary candidate, is trying to convince people in Dukathole to get to the polls and vote for the party that has governed South Africa for the past quarter of a century.
Two winners of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize were a team of grassroots activists from South Africa. Their efforts quashed a secret deal between Russia and the South African government to build expensive and wasteful nuclear power plants.
The vuvuzela was heard at every World Cup match in South Africa. Thousands of them in unison were annoying and dangerous to the ears. But there were pleasing sounds as well. Malian musician Vieux Farka Toure played in Johannesburg.
And finally today, for those of you who thought that all South African music was Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Hugh Masekela, get ready for ear adjustment. With his newest album, Ashton Nyte recently left Johannesburg and made the move to St. Louis.