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jayistopswifey:

Contolola- Zone Fam

Contolola means to take control in this context

Zone Fam is a rap Group comprised of 3 Zambians and One South African.

Their music is getting very popular all around Africa. This is their latest single, and you cant help but dance to this. I love the drums in this song, it’s really catchy. 

The video is cool and even the Ragga Dancehall Artist Wyre features as a cameo.

You’ll love it if you’re into Modern African Music


dynamicafrica:

AFRICA AT THE PARALYMPICS: South African swimmer Achmat Hassiem, who lost a leg in a shark attack in 2006, has told the BBC he hopes to win a medal at the Paralympic Games.
He said he had been training hard for the 100m butterfly and the 100m and 400m freestyle races.
“I’m in the top three in the world for my event. What more can I ask for?” he said.
Hassiem’s leg was severed by a shark at Muizenburg beach, near Cape Town, after he drew it away from his brother.
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dynamicafrica:

AFRICA AT THE PARALYMPICS: South African swimmer Achmat Hassiem, who lost a leg in a shark attack in 2006, has told the BBC he hopes to win a medal at the Paralympic Games.

He said he had been training hard for the 100m butterfly and the 100m and 400m freestyle races.

“I’m in the top three in the world for my event. What more can I ask for?” he said.

Hassiem’s leg was severed by a shark at Muizenburg beach, near Cape Town, after he drew it away from his brother.

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Fatal Clashes at South African Mine →

Violent protests at a platinum mine have left at least nine people dead in the past two days, and a large crowd overpowered police officers and stole their weapons, the police said Monday. The protests and clashes between rival unions took place at a mine run by Lonmin, a leading platinum producer, near Marikana, about 40 miles northwest of Johannesburg. Two police officers were killed Monday, Brig. Lindela Mashigo said. Officers opened fire on the crowd, killing at least three people, he said. The protests began Friday over a salary dispute, the company said. On Sunday, protesters killed two security guards, the authorities said. Two miners died Monday in other attacks, the police and company officials said. The fighting intensified Monday as part of a struggle between the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

via - NY Times


sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.
September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.
sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.
September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.
sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.
September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.
sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.
September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.
sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.
September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.
sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012
The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.
“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.
September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.

sagebreed:

Snow falls in South Africa, Tuesday August 7, 2012

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) confirmed snow had fallen across Vereeniging, Pretoria and Johannesburg.


“It’s difficult to gauge how much snow has fallen as we don’t really measure snowfall in South Africa, but it’s more than we have had since 2008,” Venetia Phakula, forecaster at the South African Weather Service, told the Mail & Guardian.


Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng, with snowfall having been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and on June 27 2007.


September 1981 has the greatest snowfall on record, with statistics showing snowfall accumulating up to 10 centimetres across the province.


'Earliest' evidence of modern human culture found in South African cave →

dynamicafrica:

The earliest unambiguous evidence for modern human behaviour has been discovered by an international team of researchers in a South African cave.

The finds provide early evidence for the origin of modern human behaviour 44,000 years ago, over 20,000 years before other findings.

The artefacts are near identical to modern-day tools of the indigenous African San bush people.

The research was published yesterday in PNAS.

Modern Living

Although 75,000-year-old evidence for human innovation has previously been found in southern Africa, the meaning of these artefacts has been difficult to interpret.

“These were things that seem symbolic, but there’s no direct link to those people. We don’t know what they were thinking,” explained co-author Dr Lucinda Backwell of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

These new discoveries, however, resemble modern day tools used by San hunter-gatherers so clearly as to remove any doubt as to their purpose.

“You can hold [one of the] ancient artefacts in your left hand and a modern artefact in your right and they’re exactly the same. It’s incredible… the functions are very, very clear,” Dr Backwell told the BBC.

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