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"VERKOEL” – COOL OFF BY THIRZA SCHAAP

During the hot summer days at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, locals frequently come to the beach to “verkoel“, which means “to cool off” in Afrikaans. A resident of Cape Town herself, BRANSCH artist Thirza Schaap shot this personal series documenting the sunny daily life of South African youth having fun at the beach.

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MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Nominees Announced, Nigeria and South Africa dominate.
A few weeks ago, MTV Base Africa recently announced that it’s music awards show would be back this year after a three-year long absence. Last night, they revealed the full list of nominees ahead of the Durban-hosted June 7th show.
Best Male Anselmo Ralph (Angola) Davido (Nigeria) Diamond (Tanzania) Donald (South Africa) Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Female Arielle T (Gabon) Chidinma (Nigeria) DJ C’ndo (South Africa) Efya (Ghana) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best Group Big Nuz (South Africa) Mafikizolo (South Africa) Mi Casa (South Africa) P Square (Nigeria) Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best New Act Burna Boy (Nigeria) Heavy K (South Africa) Phyno (Nigeria) Stanley Enow (Cameroon) Uhuru (South Africa)
Best Live Act 2face (Nigeria) Fally Ipupa (DRC) Flavour (Nigeria) Dr Malinga (South Africa) Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)
Best Collaboration Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda) Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria) Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria) R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria) Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)
Artist of the Year Davido (Nigeria) Mafikizolo (South Africa) Mi Casa (South Africa) P Square (Nigeria) Uhuru (South Africa)
Song of the Year Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria) DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa) DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa) DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa) Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria) KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria) Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa) Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa) P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria) Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)
Best Hip Hop AKA (South Africa) Ice Prince (Nigeria) Khuli Chana (South Africa) Olamide (Nigeria) Sarkodie (Ghana)
Best Pop Danny K (South Africa) Fuse ODG (Ghana) Goldfish (South Africa) LCNVL (South Africa) Mathew Mole (South Africa)
Best Alternative Gangs of Ballet (South Africa) Michael Loman (South Africa) Nakhane Toure (South Africa) Parlotones (South Africa) Shortstraw (South Africa)
Best Francophone Arielle T (Gabon) Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast) Ferre Gola (DRC) Toofan (Togo) Youssoupha (Congo)
Best Lusophone Anselmo Ralph (Angola) JD (Angola) Lizha James (Mozambique) Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde) Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)
NON MUSIC CATEGORIES
Personality of the Year Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria) Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria) Trevor Noah (South Africa) Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya) Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)
Transform Today by Absolut Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania) Clarence Peters (Nigeria) I See a Different You (South Africa) Leti Arts (Ghana) Rasty (South Africa)
Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is currently open at www.mtvbase.com until midnight on 4 June 2014 (CAT).

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MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Nominees Announced, Nigeria and South Africa dominate.

A few weeks ago, MTV Base Africa recently announced that it’s music awards show would be back this year after a three-year long absence. Last night, they revealed the full list of nominees ahead of the Durban-hosted June 7th show.

Best Male
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act
2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration
Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the Year
Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year
Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Hip Hop
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Pop
Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Loman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone
Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (DRC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

NON MUSIC CATEGORIES

Personality of the Year
Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Transform Today by Absolut
Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
I See a Different You (South Africa)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)

Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is currently open at www.mtvbase.com until midnight on 4 June 2014 (CAT).

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Hidden Magic: Katlego Kgabale

As kids, we grew up with our imagination running wild though our minds. As least I did! I would spend hours bent over a book, flipping recklessly through pages for words and images to feed my daydreams. Kgabale illustrated work offers up little brown girl dreams that I would have loved to come across as a child. But even as an adult, I can still appreciate and admire the creativity behind each piece.

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OMG THIS IS AWESOME!

Dear Mandela (2012)

When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three ‘young lions’ of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take their government to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracy to the test.

"Dear Mandela" follows the journey of Mazwi, Zama and Mnikelo as they meet with their communities by candlelight to study and debate new housing legislation. From shacks to the highest court, they invoke Nelson Mandela’s example to become leaders in a growing social movement. 

The extraordinary achievements of the shack dwellers did not come without a price. Their movement’s very existence is threatened by shack demolitions, assassination attempts and lengthy prison detention without trial. 

Inspiring, devastating and even humorous at times, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.

**This is a must-watch documentary.

More about the documentary here 

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