Gospel artist from Tsutsumani Ext 7 releases first album

A 20-year-old upcoming gospel artist from Tsutsumani Ext 7, Thapelo Tau has finally released his first album. His album, Believe, features seven original tracks, six of which he composed himself. Track three was composed by his father Marks Tau and his brother Karabo Tau. Thapelo, who began writing his songs in 2015 and recorded them in 2016, said his music does not only praise and entertain but also heals the broken soul. Read: Gospel songbird sings for peace “My music does not cater for a single certain group of gospel lovers,…

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Bipolar Awareness Day: Bipolar sufferers don’t need to feel isolated

Bipolar disorder is a hidden societal problem, with many believing their fluctuating moods are part of life – and suffer for years without realising that help is available. Read: Living with bipolar disorder: Managing your symptoms and staying balanced The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) will be hosting a number of events around the country to raise awareness and create conversations surrounding bipolar disorder, for Bipolar Awareness Day on 26 May. Psychiatrist Dr Kim Laxton said, “Manic depression has been used as a clinical description of bipolar and related…

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‘Silence is no longer golden’

Visible policing proved fruitful when Johannesburg Central police arrested a 31-year-old male for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. According to the police spokesperson, Captain Xoli Mbele, the foreign national was arrested at the corner of Albertina Sisulu and Crown streets on 22 May 2018 at 8pm. “Police were busy with their routine crime prevention duties when they saw a suspicious-looking white vehicle with three occupants. They stopped and searched it and that’s when police recovered a firearm with a serial number and live rounds from the…

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#CourtWrap: Here’s what’s been happening in our local courts this week

‘K’ word black businessman case postponed The case against a businessman, Peter-Paul Ngwenya was postponed at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court. Ngwenya appeared briefly before Magistrate Pravina Rugoonandan on 24 May. Defence attorney, Bevin Ndebele requested the matter to be postponed in order for him to go through the transcripts. Ndebele told the court that he only received the transcripts on 23 May, the day before the court appearance. Rugoonandan granted the postponement and the matter has been remanded to 27 June in order for the defence to presents its case…

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Delicious African dishes to try out on Africa Day

As we celebrate all things African today, 25 May, City Buzz took some time to look at Africa’s diverse cuisine – cuisine that does not only mirror the continent’s rich cultural diversity but also shows our culinary prowess. Try out these delicious dishes to celebrate the continent’s rich flavours. Pounded yam and egusi soup Country: Nigeria Made by boiling yam and pounding it, pounded yam goes well with egusi soup and is loved by Nigerians and Africans in the diaspora. Pweza wa nazi Country: Tanzania A delicacy from Tanzania’s Zanzibar…

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WATCH: KZN Heritage Ensemble celebrates African heritage

Following a successful run at The Joburg Theatre, The KZN Heritage Ensemble, a 16-voice strong acapella outfit, dazzled audiences with their IJADU le Afrika performances. Read: #AfricaDay: Our favourite throwback African videos As part of Africa Month celebrations at the theatre, the audience witnessed the stellar ensemble deliver riveting renditions of Amahubo, ancient songs sung by Abanguni in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as a way to archive significant events in their communities. The ensemble performances present a mixture of music and history by revisiting historical moments in South Africa’s…

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The 2018 Soweto International Jazz Festival brings jazz to the people

Only in its first year, the Soweto International Jazz Festival promises to provide a platform that showcases the beauty of African music and culture. Debuting at the Soweto Theatre on 14 June until 17 June, Nolan Baynes, International Arts Solutions representative said the idea of the festival arose from a need to bring jazz to the people with Soweto being an ideal place due to its rich history as well as its cultural and artistic diversity. The four-day event does not only pay tribute to Bra Hugh Masekela but will…

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Khaya Lam project: Private Property to reward 30 deserving families with title deeds

Land and property ownership has become a big part of the South African social discourse. Unequal access to land and bureaucratic impediments when obtaining home title deeds have all compounded the situation. Statistics currently show that there are between 5 and 7 million homes in townships across the country with no title deeds with about 20 million people living insecurely in these homes. This gloomy picture is the motivation behind the Khaya Lam 5000 title deeds drive. True to its meaning, Khaya Lam which means ‘My Home” through its 5000…

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#AfricaDay: Our favourite throwback African videos

Out of the many things we can appreciate about Africa, music is at the top of the list. African musicians from all over the continent have been giving the gift of sound to the world for decades. It is a commonly known fact that some of the most famous musical genres of today were inspired by the unique sounds of Africa. Here are some of our favourite throwback songs over the decades. 10. Oliver Mtukudzi – Neria Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi has provided us with many hit songs but the…

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Healthy Friday: 10 Natural antibiotics combating superbugs

As we develop ways of fighting harmful micro-organisms in our bodies, they are simultaneously developing ways of fighting back. Many people are turning to natural antibiotics to fight milder infections in order to limit the widespread presence of antibiotic-resistant bugs. Antibiotics: Antibacterials and antifungals, but not antivirals Antibiotics fight bacteria, fungi and some parasites, but not viruses. What is commonly referred to as flu is a viral infection. Antibiotics don’t work for viral infections. Natural antibiotics Natural antibiotics can be divided into antibacterials and antifungals. Medicinal antibiotics are usually designed to fight bacteria and…

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