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Monuments, streets, parks are tributes placed worldwide prove King's dream is universal

The Philadelphia Tribune 16 Jan 2023
Fifty-five years after King’s life was extinguished by an assassin’s bullet — and 60 years after the "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered in Washington, D.C., — his legacy still resonates around the globe and across America and in Birmingham, Alabama, where King led so many tense but life-altering demonstrations.

Five life sentences for Soweto serial rapist who lured women into his taxi

News24 13 Dec 2022
The Gauteng High Court sentenced Soweto serial rapist Katlego Mabote to five life terms and 42 years in prison ... .

A 'miracle' if Morocco pulls it off in Qatar 2022

The Manila Times 12 Dec 2022
2, behind Brazil), 2-0, in the qualifying phase on December 1 ... recalled the seemingly impossible event in his life. According to him, his mom, Patricia, had been shot in the head by her husband in Soweto, where the wickedly witty and super smart and inspiringly intelliegent TV host was born ... In sports, "miracles" had happened, too ... ....

‘He has many enemies’: is time running out for Cyril Ramaphosa?

The Observer 11 Dec 2022
On Mhlaba Street in Soweto there is some trepidation this particular morning ... The allegations mean that Ramaphosa, a centrist reformer, is now fighting for his political life ... “We are dealing with politics here that are really not about creating a better life for all South Africans,” said Judith February, an analyst.

Kaizer Chiefs’ George Matlou reveals how he overcame career-threatening injury

Independent online (SA) 05 Dec 2022
The 24-year-old Matlou is five months into life at the Glamour Boys, following his move from Swallows FC at the beginning of the season ... The former SA Under-20 international attributed a huge chunk of his success to the influence and impact of life coach Rulani Mabasa.

‘Kasi boy’ makes millions through design business

Independent online (SA) 05 Dec 2022
Although Thato Senosi, 36, produces, maintains and repairs furniture for big and small hotels and bed and breakfasts, he does not sideline household demands ... His dream is to make Magauta a household brand ... That is how big we are,” said Senosi ... Senosi was born in Soweto and then in the early years of his life, his family relocated to Vosloorus.

Soweto Ink: Debunking myths in the township, one tattoo at a time

Independent online (SA) 03 Dec 2022
“It came with a lot of life lessons, but business has grown throughout the years despite the challenges and hardships that we have faced, and Soweto Ink has managed to create its mark in the tattoo industry and continues to deliver quality,” Ramate said. He is thrilled that Soweto ...

A Night With Sipho Hotstix Mabuse at Leano Restaurant

Independent online (SA) 15 Nov 2022
He's made great music for decades, travelled the world, created a lasting legacy and he's lived his life with no regrets ... He started his career as a drummer in 1970 and his big break came with the single Jiva Soweto. This year the musician celebrates 71 years of a life well lived and he shared some career highlights. One of them was starting a band.

Soweto woman handed life sentence for the murder of her grandmother

News24 12 Nov 2022
A Soweto woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to murdering her grandmother ... .

3 things to do for a memorable Jozi staycation this festive season

Independent online (SA) 10 Nov 2022
Visit Soweto. The South West Township (Soweto) is South Africa’s most captivating and energetic township. Soweto, is the capital of urban and street culture and is filled with rich South African history ... The streets are coloured with beautiful murals and graffiti, and spontaneous adventures await those who love to live life on the edge.

Nomvelo Makhanya bows out of ‘Scandal!’ after nine years

Independent online (SA) 09 Nov 2022
She went from being a high school student in the Ngema household in Soweto to facing life as a young adult filled with trials and tribulations ... Lindiwe decided that after all she had gone through in life, she would take the risk of keeping her baby and fight to the bitter end.

Nomsa Manaka pays it forward as she continues ‘Dancing out of Cancer’

Independent online (SA) 25 Oct 2022
Set to take place at the Soweto Theatre on Sunday, October 30, the dance showcase will feature a diverse group of dancers and choreographers from the Nomsa Manaka Dance Studio in Soweto ... “Dance gave me life, and it's going to give me life again ... “It was that conversation that inspired me to continue to fight for my life.

Friday is a Feeling

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 Sep 2022
Whether it was listening to my father wash the car while listening to Nat King Cole, my mom rocking out to Joan Armatrading and Letta Mbulu, my grandfather shuffling awkwardly to Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling or my grandmother enjoying the music of Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queen, music made life in Soweto sweeter.

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