Over 21 years the Oppikoppi music festival has come to embrace South Africa’s diversity

Lee Watkins, Rhodes University South Africa has seen an explosion of music festivals and music award shows. One that has stood the test of time is Oppikoppi which is in its 21st year, making it one of the longest-running music festivals in the country. When Oppikoppi started it represented the music interest of a minority …

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Africa goes digital as music lovers turn to surfing for songs

Karendra Devroop, University of South Africa Video did indeed kill the radio star in the 1980s, and the compact disc replaced the traditional 45 vinyl record. And while the compact disc is not yet dead, Africa has now joined the global trend of going digital to get its music. The recording industry has finally woken …

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Africa News Headlines – Special World AIDS Day Edition – 1 December 2014

Prince Harry set to reveal secret for World Aids DaySource: Independent Charlize Theron on Aids: We cannot just wait for cureSource: BBC News Ebola Distracts Funders from AIDS Fight, Advocate SaysSource: Voice of America Put focus back on Aids: FW de Klerk foundationSource: Times Live/SAPA As HIV rises, Uganda activist tries to stop AIDSSource: U-T …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 June 2014

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: liveSource: The Telegraph Trade volumes strengthening Zambia-Japan tiesSource: Zambia Daily Mail Yahsat Targets 600m Africans With Satellite BroadbandSource: Leadership Newspapers Buying Into Paradise – Mauritius Woos Foreign InvestorsSource: Ventures Africa South Africa to commemorate Mandela DaySource: Korea Times The case for capital market integration in West AfricaSource: Business Day African successes …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 June 2014

Gabon launches vaccination campaign against polioSource: StarAfrica US Lauded in Africa for New Coal Emission ProposalSource: ABC News/AP Kanungu leaders row over Museveni visitSource: The Observer China Swaps Gusto for Rigor as It Learns From AfricaSource: Bloomberg Big money for Niger’s child bridesSource: BBC News Total awards $1.1B deal for Nigerian oil rigSource: UPI We’ll …

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