South African Hip hop ICON Jabulani Tsambo has passed away at the age of 38, HHP, he was born September 14, 1980 in Pretoria… Everybody is devastated by HHP’s death

According to South African News, HHP’s wife former reality TV star and socialite Lerato Sengadi confirmed

Yes, yes, it’s true. I am with the family at the moment,” said a traumatised Sengadi”

Details surrounding the cause of death remained unknown, Jabulani Tsambo has previously spoken out about his battle with depression  multiple suicide attempts. No one knows the actual cause of death…

HHP will be remembered for being one of the pioneers of Mostwako music and one of the rappers who made Hip-Hop cool in Mzansi.
 
Full details about HHP’s funeral will be released in due course

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family🙏

Fellow African Celebs have taken to their social media handles to express their shock and grief

 

https://twitter.com/Buda_sa/status/1055080234767257600

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Today would have been Nelson Mandela his 100th birthday!

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei. Nelson Mandela  was born on 18 July 1918, he would have been a year older today!

Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He lead the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa’s best known and loved hero.

 

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Mandela held numerous positions in the ANC: ANCYL secretary (1948); ANCYL president (1950); ANC Transvaal president (1952); deputy national president (1952) and ANC president (1991).

His father, Henry Mgadla Mandela, was chief councillor to Thembuland’s acting paramount chief David Dalindyebo. When his father died, Mandela became the chief’s ward and was groomed for the chieftainship.

Mandela matriculated at Healdtown Methodist Boarding School and then started a BA degree at Fort Hare. As an SRC member he participated in a student strike and was expelled, along with the late Oliver Tambo, in 1940. He completed his degree by correspondence from Johannesburg, did articles of clerkship and enrolled for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand.

In 1944 he helped found the ANC Youth League, whose Programme of Action was adopted by the ANC in 1949.

Mandela was elected national volunteer-in-chief of the 1952 Defiance Campaign. He travelled the country organising resistance to discriminatory legislation.

He was given a suspended sentence for his part in the campaign. Shortly afterwards a banning order confined him to Johannesburg for six months. During this period he formulated the “M Plan”, in terms of which ANC branches were broken down into underground cells.

By 1952 Mandela and Tambo had opened the first black legal firm in the country, and Mandela was both Transvaal president of the ANC and deputy national president.

A petition by the Transvaal Law Society to strike Mandela off the roll of attorneys was refused by the Supreme Court.

In the ‘fifties, after being forced through constant bannings to resign officially from the ANC, Mandela analysed the Bantustan policy as a political swindle. He predicted mass removals, political persecutions and police terror.

For the second half of the ‘fifties, he was one of the accused in the Treason Trial. With Duma Nokwe, he conducted the defence.

When the ANC was banned after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, he was detained until 1961 when he went underground to lead a campaign for a new national convention….

 

In 1962 Mandela left the country for military training in Algeria and to arrange training for other MK members.

On his return he was arrested for leaving the country illegally and for incitement to strike. He conducted his own defence. He was convicted and jailed for five years in November 1962. While serving his sentence, he was charged, in the Rivonia trial, with sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.

A decade before being imprisoned, Mandela had spoken out against the introduction of Bantu Education, recommending that community activists “make every home, every shack or rickety structure a centre of learning”.

Robben Island, where he was imprisoned, became a centre for learning, and Mandela was a central figure in the organised political education classes.

In prison Mandela never compromised his political principles and was always a source of strength for the other prisoners.

During the ‘seventies he refused the offer of a remission of sentence if he recognised Transkei and settled there.

In the ‘eighties he again rejected PW Botha’s offer of freedom if he renounced violence.

It is significant that shortly after his release on Sunday 11 February 1990, Mandela and his delegation agreed to the suspension of armed struggle.

Mandela has been awarded honorary degrees from more than 50 international universities and is chancellor of the University of the North.

He was inaugurated as the first democratically elected State President of South Africa on 10 May 1994 – June 1999

Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999. He died on 5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton..

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Credit: Nelson Mandela/World News/Ghana Education

Ashley-UysMeet South African Ashley Uys founder of Medical Diagnostech,  the young scientist and entrepreneur behind three companies that manufacture, market and distribute low-cost medical and drug abuse diagnostic test kits. Before the age of 30 he developed a malaria testing kit. Ashley’s company, Medical  Diagnostech develops and markets affordable and reliable medical test kits for malaria, pregnancy, syphilis, malaria, HIV/ Aids for South Africa’s rural poor.  The malaria testing kit, for example, not only gives an early diagnosis and the strain of malaria but also indicates how well the medication is working. It costs R4.

Ashley ‘s hard work is recognised worldwide: he won South African Breweries Innovation Award, he has listed as one of Forbes’s 30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs in 2011,  Uys is a great believer in giving back to the community, supplying drug rehabilitation centres with cost-price drug testing kits. He continues to research and develop new products, among them a pre-diabetic test and one that reveals whether an individual has consumed alcohol up to four days before the test. His company  Medical Diagnostech won $120,000 in prize money at the SAB Foundation 2nd Annual Social Innovation Awards.

What an inspiration!

Credit: Ashley Uys

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

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In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid–South Africa’s institutionalized system of white supremacy and racial segregation….

Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He lead the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa’s best known and loved hero.

Mandela held numerous positions in the ANC: ANCYL secretary (1948); ANCYL president (1950); ANC Transvaal president (1952); deputy national president (1952) and ANC president (1991).

Mandela matriculated at Healdtown Methodist Boarding School and then started a BA degree at Fort Hare. As an SRC member he participated in a student strike and was expelled, along with the late Oliver Tambo, in 1940. He completed his degree by correspondence from Johannesburg, did articles of clerkship and enrolled for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand…

In 1962 Mandela left the country for military training in Algeria and to arrange training for other MK members. On his return he was arrested for leaving the country illegally and for incitement to strike. He conducted his own defence. He was convicted and jailed for five years in November 1962. While serving his sentence, he was charged, in the Rivonia trial, with sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.

In prison Mandela never compromised his political principles and was always a source of strength for the other prisoners.

He was inaugurated as the first democratically elected State President of South Africa on 10 May 1994 – June 1999

Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999. He died on 5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton,

Source: South African News/Nelson Mandela/Education Ghana

 

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What a legend! His spirit still lives on!

 

TBT:  Umoja South African Dance Troupe in Miami…

AFRICA UMOJA was a concept created by Todd and Thembi to keep underprivileged youth off the streets and give them a chance to live a dream. This dream has become a reality for many of the AFRICA UMOJA cast members over the years….

AFRICA UMOJA not only celebrates South Africa, it elevates the human spirit. Read full story here

 

 

Congratulations! Retired Anglican bishop and South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu and wife Nomalizo Leah Shenxane are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary!

The South AfricaNobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu and wife Leah Tutu renewed their wedding vows today.

Desmond Tutu

Wishing this role model couple God’s blessings and many happy years to come!

Photo Credit: Desmond Tutu/ Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation’s 

Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma, aged 72, has hinted that he could take a fifth wife to accompany him during his old age, causing the reaction frustrated taxpayers who find the head of state already costs dear to the community.

Visit Tuesday in a township of Durban, in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal (east), the President said polygamous Zulu assistance “Angakayakhi Indlu yokugugela … laba ngisabathathile nje” which can be translated as ‘I’ have women, but I have yet to marry the last. “

If nothing still seems real, it would be the seventh marriage for Jacob Zuma, who currently has four wives (and twenty children). He divorced his second wife, the former minister and current chair of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, while the third committed suicide in December 2000.

Before doing this confidence, mood kids, Zuma stressed in a speech on the role of older people in society, and the need to love and respect… Continue here

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Breaking News African CelebsShrien Dewani who was extradited to South Africa to face trial for the murder of his wife has been cleared murder by a judge in South Africa.  Anni Dewani’s killers claimed that Shrien Dewani hired them to kill his 28-year-old bride on that faithful day 13 November 201o whilst on their honeymoon.

Judge Jeanette Traverso didn’t believe that there was enough evidence because the main witness’ evidence was full of contradictions.

Driver’s claims were “riddled with contradictions” and “highly debatable”. Judge Jeanette Traverso

The trail has taken 4 years and the verdict has left Anni’s family very disappointed they feel very let down by the ‘South African justice system

All Anni’s family wanted was the truth, they wanted to know what let to the killing of their loved one on that faithful. 

The question is will they ever know what really happened that day?  We will keep up updated

oscar-pistorius-murderSouth African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been found “not guilty” of murdering long-time girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of 14 February 2013.

The court will resume shortly when Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on the charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, and other firearms offences.

Masipa accepted the defence’s timeline of events, ruling that the shooting took place at 3.12 in the morning, crucially making the screams of distress heard by neighbours around 3.17am those of a shocked Pistorius and not Steenkamp, meaning her killing was sudden and was unlikely to have been premeditated.

There are seven facts about the only person whose opinion on Pistorius truly counts. Click here.

 

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei, 96 years ago today on 18 July 1918.

Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He lead the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa’s best known and loved hero.

Mandela held numerous positions in the ANC: ANCYL secretary (1948); ANCYL president (1950); ANC Transvaal president (1952); deputy national president (1952) and ANC president (1991).

His father, Henry Mgadla Mandela, was chief councillor to Thembuland’s acting paramount chief David Dalindyebo. When his father died, Mandela became the chief’s ward and was groomed for the chieftainship.

Mandela matriculated at Healdtown Methodist Boarding School and then started a BA degree at Fort Hare. As an SRC member he participated in a student strike and was expelled, along with the late Oliver Tambo, in 1940. He completed his degree by correspondence from Johannesburg, did articles of clerkship and enrolled for an LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand.

In 1944 he helped found the ANC Youth League, whose Programme of Action was adopted by the ANC in 1949.

Mandela was elected national volunteer-in-chief of the 1952 Defiance Campaign. He travelled the country organising resistance to discriminatory legislation.

He was given a suspended sentence for his part in the campaign. Shortly afterwards a banning order confined him to Johannesburg for six months. During this period he formulated the “M Plan”, in terms of which ANC branches were broken down into underground cells.

By 1952 Mandela and Tambo had opened the first black legal firm in the country, and Mandela was both Transvaal president of the ANC and deputy national president.

A petition by the Transvaal Law Society to strike Mandela off the roll of attorneys was refused by the Supreme Court.

In the ‘fifties, after being forced through constant bannings to resign officially from the ANC, Mandela analysed the Bantustan policy as a political swindle. He predicted mass removals, political persecutions and police terror.

For the second half of the ‘fifties, he was one of the accused in the Treason Trial. With Duma Nokwe, he conducted the defence.

When the ANC was banned after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, he was detained until 1961 when he went underground to lead a campaign for a new national convention.

Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the ANC, was born the same year. Under his leadership it launched a campaign of sabotage against government and economic installations.

In 1962 Mandela left the country for military training in Algeria and to arrange training for other MK members.

On his return he was arrested for leaving the country illegally and for incitement to strike. He conducted his own defence. He was convicted and jailed for five years in November 1962. While serving his sentence, he was charged, in the Rivonia trial, with sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment.

A decade before being imprisoned, Mandela had spoken out against the introduction of Bantu Education, recommending that community activists “make every home, every shack or rickety structure a centre of learning”.

Robben Island, where he was imprisoned, became a centre for learning, and Mandela was a central figure in the organised political education classes.

In prison Mandela never compromised his political principles and was always a source of strength for the other prisoners.

During the ‘seventies he refused the offer of a remission of sentence if he recognised Transkei and settled there.

In the ‘eighties he again rejected PW Botha’s offer of freedom if he renounced violence.

It is significant that shortly after his release on Sunday 11 February 1990, Mandela and his delegation agreed to the suspension of armed struggle.

Mandela has been awarded honorary degrees from more than 50 international universities and is chancellor of the University of the North.

He was inaugurated as the first democratically elected State President of South Africa on 10 May 1994 – June 1999

Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999. He died on 5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton,

Credit: Nelson Mandela