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Pitch Perfect, Episode 6: Street Pop Rocks Soweto

Jul11

Zothani Vilakazi and Mlungisi Gamede started Street Pop two years ago in the streets of Soweto. Today, they help spread underground music from Johannesburg to Norway to New York and beyond. In this episode of Nike Sportswear and The FADER’s Pitch Perfect documentary, the staff catch up with them, and a few dozen of their neighbors, at home for an impromptu concert by local metal band Reebirth.

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World Cup: The Afrikaners final

At the first African World Cup, the final will be stage for the colonizers’ heirs. The thought naturally comes after the Netherlands success. Streets of Johannesburg are full of orange flags, the colour of the Netherlands monarchy. However, past is far and numerous South Africans are proud of their “ancestors.”

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Can the world cup combat AIDS in Africa?

JOHANNESBURG — The World Cup has drawn enormous attention to the Rainbow Nation, and it also provided a platform for the global community to help South Africa with its most glaring health problem – the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Pitch Perfect, Episode 4: Football Centre Soweto tour

Jul8

In this episode of Nike Sportswear and the FADER’s Pitch Perfect, the staff take a tour of the Football Training Centre Soweto with Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder Mandla Masango. Masango, known as “Mzimba Shaker” (or “Body Shaker”), walks them through the facility, pointing out its many outstanding features, including an HIV awareness and free testing clinic. FTC Soweto is also a participant in the (NIKE)RED Lace Up Save Lives campaign, which raises awareness and funds to end AIDS in Africa.

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Has it been worth it? Interview with Hellen Zille about the World Cup

CAPE TOWN – “I don’t know”. Among all the possible answers, you wouldn’t expect a politician to say that. In particular, when her name is Hellen Zille, head of the main South African opposition party, the DA – Democratic Alliance. In 2008 she was awarded as the best mayor of the world, but now she the head of the Western Province. She was compared to Angela Merkel for her determination and to Margaret Thatcher by some fan of history. Afronline.org has met her in Cape Town to understand her point of view about the final balance of this 2010 World Cup.

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SA: Nipping xenophobia in the bud

JOHANNESBURG – A series of meetings to educate residents about xenophobia in the informal settlement of Du Noon, Cape Town, will begin on 7 July and run until the final game of the FIFA World Cup on 11 July.

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