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South African artist Black Coffee wins at BET Awards

A South African musician has, for the first time, won an award at the Black Entertainment Television Awards. Nominated alongside fellow African and South African artists, Black Coffee took home the "Best International Act-Africa" accolade.

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Public holiday on local elections date

To give all eligible South Africans the opportunity to vote in the local elections on 3 August 2016, the day has been declared a public holiday. All citizens who can vote are encouraged to visit polling stations and exercise their democratic right.

21 nominations for South Africa's new public protector

The Ad Hoc Committee formed to facilitate the appointment of a new public protector has received 21 nominations from the public. Nominees' names will be made available after 24 June. The position becomes vacant when the term of Thuli Madonsela, the incumbent, ends in October.

Photographer Peter Magubane remembers June 16 with new book

Acclaimed South African photographer Peter Magubane has published a book of his historical photographs documenting the 1976 Soweto uprising. At the launch of the book, he remembers, 40 years later, how he strived to tell world of the darkness and brutality of apartheid.

Book sheds light on challenges young South Africans face

Writing What We Like: A New Generation Speaks is a collection of essays by 24 young South Africans on their roles and the challenges they face. In honour of Youth Month, editor Yolisa Qunta explains why we need to talk more. Not less.

South African wine triumphs at international awards

A South African wine has won an international award. The DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 brought home a prestigious win from the acclaimed Decanter World Wine Awards. Businesswoman and wine estate owner Wendy Appelbaum was thrilled with the accolade.

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