NIKE closes all stores in South Africa after racist video went viral

Race remains a highly sensitive issue in South Africa more than two decades after the end of Apartheid. NikeInc. temporarily closed South African stores after a businessman Alan Catzavelos who is the husband of Kely Catzavelos an   employee at Nike was caught in a racism row over a video he posted while on vacation. ‘And not…

Trevor Noah to host Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 in South Africa Honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela, as part of the biggest campaign to end extreme poverty.

The incredible lineup of performers, artists and luminaries joining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, in proud partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, just got even better. Trevor Noah — comedian, political commentator, actor, and host of The Daily Show — has been announced as the host of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. The free-ticketed event taking…

Caster Semenya To Fight Back In Court Challenging IAAF’s Female Eligibility Rules

 https://youtu.be/3mpMOJMOo1Q   JOHANNESBURG – Caster Semenya will challenge the IAAF’s female eligibility rules at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The New York Times reported on Monday that the South African middle-distance phenom has confirmed she will take on the global athletics governing body’s amended regulations which go into effect in November. The regulations…

Mariam Makeba’s family has won the rights to her music

Mariam Makeba’s family has finally won the rights to her music over her former business manager. Graeme Gilfillan, owner of Siyandisa Music, took the late South African legend’s two grandchildren Lumumba and Zenzile Lee,to court in an attempt to block their access to her intellectual property and the rights to her legacy. The music company moved to…