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20 Feb 2015   Dludlu in Kenya Music Development drive
Nairobi, 20 February 2015 PRESS RELEASE JIMMY DLUDLU SUPPORTS SAFARICOM’S “GHETTO CLASSICS” MUSIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME South African jazz . . .
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25 Mar 2014   Singing Freedom - Music & The Struggle Against Apartheid - Exhibition
Singing Freedom : Music and The Struggle Against Apartheid Exhibition installation at Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town, until the end of April 2017 Iziko Museums . . .
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15 Jun 2012   Thandiswa to join Graceland Tour 2012
FRESH from sold-out performances with Hugh Masekela & Friends at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City this past weekend, Thandiswa Mazwai travels to New York tonight to headline Pan . . .
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1 Mar 2011   Cape Town Intnl' Jazz Fest 2011
THE TWELFTH Edition of the acclaimed Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March 2011. This year’s lineup includes Senegal’s . . .
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22 Nov 2010   Hotep Galeta Joburg Memorial - details
A memorial service for pianist and educator Hotep Idris Galeta will take place in Joburg on Tuesday 23rd November, Time: 1pm Venue: Bassline . . .
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3 Nov 2010   Minister Mashatile shocked at Galeta passing
PRESS RELEASE: MINISTER OF ARTS AND CULTURE, MR. PAUL MASHATILE MP IS SHOCKED AT THE PASSING AWAY OF HOTEP GALETA, THE RENOWNED JAZZ MUSICIAN 3 NOVEMBER . . .
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29 Sep 2010   La Difference - New Album 2009
PRESS RELEASE: 29 OCTOBER 2009 “La Difference” A new Salif Keita album with four new compositions, including "The Difference". This CD will . . .
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7 Jul 2010   Robbie Jansen RIP
07 JULY 2010: WE are saddened to report the passing of Robbie Jansen. Robbie passed away at Kuils River Hospital, near Cape Town, late this afternoon. Our . . .
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15 Jun 2010   Busi Mhlongo RIP
SINGER Busi Mhlongo passed away on the evening of Tuesday 15 June, following a battle with breast cancer. Born in Inanda, KZN, in 1947, Mhlongo (aka "Vicky" Mhlongo) was . . .
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19 Mar 2010   Three more bands for CTIJF
Organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival added three new bands to the lineup announced earlier on. The three are: US keyboardist Jeff Lorber; a Dutch hip-hop duo . . .
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19 Jan 2010   Minister of Arts and Culture prepares to present SA music at Midem
For immediate release: 19 January 2009 Minister of Arts and Culture prepares to present SA music to the world The Minister of Arts and Culture, . . .
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16 Dec 2009   National Order Ikhamanga 2009 for four musicians
In December 2009, the government of the Republic of South Africa bestowed the Order of Ikhamanga on four musicians. The award is for South Africans who excel in the fields of . . .
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8 Dec 2009   Midem 2010 - South African presence
For immediate release: 08 December 2009 Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of the Department of Arts and Culture. MIDEM 2010 to come . . .
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17 Nov 2009   Cape Town Intnl Jazz Festival 2010
PRESS RELEASE 17 November 2009 Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010 Festival . . .
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13 Oct 2009   Dept Arts & Culture Tribute to Mankunku Ngozi
PRESS RELEASE: 13 October 2009 Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa Minister Lulu Xingwana Pays Tribute to a Jazz Legend Winston Mankunku . . .
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4 May 2009   15th SA Music Award Winners - 2009
FRIDAY NIGHT'S WINNERS BEST TSONGA MUSIC ALBUM: George Maluleke Na Van’ Wanati Sisters No 24 – Kuhanyeriwa i Vukosi. BEST . . .
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17 Apr 2009   Downtown Music Hub, Joburg launched by Dept Arts & Culture
SPEECH BY MINISTER OF ARTS AND CULTURE, DR. Z. PALLO JORDAN ANNOUNCING THE DOWNTOWN MUSIC HUB PROJECT, IN NEWTOWN JOHANNESBURG, FRIDAY 17 APRIL . . .
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2 Apr 2009   SA Music Awards Nominees 2009
BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors - Usuku Iwe Nkosi Rebecca Malope - Ujehova Ungu' Madida Solly Moholo - Oa Ntaela . . .
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2 Apr 2009   CTIJF picture gallery 2009
We will be loading images from the 10th CT International Jazz Festival during the course of the weekend. Click below. read more...
 
13 Mar 2009   Thandiswa Mazwai’s IBOKWE achieves Gold Sales
Gallo records reports that IBOKWE, Thandiswa Mazwai’s second album, has passed the 20 000 sales mark, attaining Gold status for South Africa. The record company reports . . .
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19 Feb 2009   Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2009
Quick Link to our gallery of pics: Our CTIJF 2009 . . .
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9 Feb 2009   Third Grammy for Ladysmith Black Mambazo - DAC Press Release
PRESS STATEMENT 9 February 2009 DR Z PALLO JORDAN CONGRATULATES LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO FOR WINNING THEIR THIRD GRAMMY FOR BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC . . .
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10 Nov 2008   Miriam Makeba passes away aged 76
PRESS RELEASE Issued by: ZM Makeba Trust and Siyandisa Music Johannesburg, 10th November 2008 The world was dealt a blow early this morning, in a small . . .
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10 Nov 2008   Nelson Mandela's Tribute to Makeba
The sudden passing of our beloved Miriam has saddened us and our nation. For many decades, starting in the years before we went to prison, MaMiriam featured . . .
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22 Oct 2008   Cape Jazz Collection - Music Scores
Cape Jazz Collection a collection of scored music by South African musicians A new publication, first of its kind, containing over 30 lead sheets . . .
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21 Oct 2008   MACFest 2008
MACFest 2008 - artists announced The names of the first half of the musicians that will appear at this year’s Mpumalanga Arts and Cultural Festival (MACfest) were . . .
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10 Sep 2008   Bheki Mseleku has passed away in London
Internationally acclaimed musician and composer Bheki Mseleku has passed away in London. Born 1955 in Durban, the young Mseleku had a brief debut on the local . . .
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10 Sep 2008   Minister Z. Pallo Jordan tribute to Bheki Mseleku
Issued by: Department of Arts & Culture, Republic of South Africa. 10 SEPTEMBER 2008 ON THE DEATH OF AFRICAN PIANO MAESTRO, BHEKI MSELEKU BY . . .
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21 Jul 2008   Music.org.za back online
FOLLOWING our absence the past few weeks, we are pleased to have music.org.za back online commencing 21 July 2008. We will be cleaning up the site during the next few days, and . . .
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12 Feb 2008   Cape Town Intnl Jazz Festival 2008 - lineup
PRESS RELEASE: 2008 Cape Town International Jazz Festival Addition of Lee Ritenour makes the festival a real guitar fête If one looks at . . .
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17 Jan 2008   Stompi Mavi - Tribute from Minister of Arts & Culture
Tribute to Afro-Soul King, Stompi Mavi by Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Z. Pallo Jordan 17 January 2008 It is with deep regret and sadness that we . . .
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18 Oct 2007   Lucky Dube Shot Dead in Joburg
SABC news, and SAPA have reported tonight that South Africa's international reggae star, Lucky Dube, has been killed in Johannesburg. Initial reports, quoting a South . . .
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21 Jun 2007   Mamadou Konte RIP
MAMADOU Konte, a pioneer in bringing African music to the world, passed away in Dakar, Senegal, earlier this morning. Known for his work through organizations such as . . .
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10 May 2007   Africa Day 2007
THE City of Johannesburg delivers a weekend of music to celebrate Africa Day 2007. Free concerts will be staged in Newtown (Fri 25), Alexandra (Sat 26) and Mofolo . . .
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13 Apr 2007   13th SA Music Awards - 2007
For immediate release: 13 April 2007 Diversity and excellence honoured at 13th Annual MTN SA Music Awards Gala Dinner Sun City: In a fitting . . .
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16 Jan 2007   first artists announced for Cape Town Intnl Jazz Fest 2007
PRESS RELEASE CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - 2007 FIRST ARTISTS ON THE JAZZ FESTIVAL BILL ANNOUNCED RANDY CRAWFORD & JOE SAMPLE . . .
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12 Nov 2006   Jabu Khanyile has passed away - funeral info
Jabu Khanyile, the much loved maestro of South African music has passed away, family spokesman Zolani Mkiva confirmed to the www.music.org.za website on Sunday. The . . .
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8 Nov 2006   MACfest International launches in Mpumalanga
(Following includes extracts from Press Release issued by Jeemersan Govender, Tel = 011 787 7459, credited to The Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation, Mpumalanga . . .
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14 Jun 2006   Massive South African lineup for Spain
South African music enjoys a major showcasing at the "la Mar de Musicas" Festival ("Sea of Music" Festival) in the historic coastal port of Carthage, Spain. The . . .
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20 Apr 2006   OPERATION DUDULA to march on PIRATES
“Crack them now, not later!” Launch of Operation Dudula - call to march on DVD and CD pirates. A meeting of concerned musicians and music . . .
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16 Mar 2006   SA Music Awards 2006 - Nominees Announced
For immediate release Thursday, March 16th 2005 It’s The Clash of the Genres As 12th Annual MTN SA Music Awards Nominees Announced The 12th . . .
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14 Dec 2005   Jimmy Dludlu Cuba Visit 2005 - Photos R. Lombard
JIMMY Dludlu travelled to Cuba to perform as part of the Havana Jazz Festival. Jimmy and his band performed at the Festival and also at the residence of South African . . .
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5 Dec 2005   Debut CD for Hanepoot & Biggish Band
Hanepoot & the Biggish Band will be launching their debut CD at the Theatre Royal, 80 Longmarket Street, near the back of the City Hall in the centre of Cape Town this Sunday . . .
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24 Nov 2005   Cape Town Intnl Jazz Fest Lineup 2006 Announced
PRESS RELEASE : 24 Nov 2005 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - 2006 FIRST ARTISTS ON THE BILL ANNOUNCED The 7th annual Cape Town . . .
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23 Sep 2005   Judith Sephuma releases "New Beginnings"
SONY BMG PRESS RELEASE Sometimes, unleashing a debut album that’s at once musically groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed, and award-winning and goes on to sell more than . . .
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15 Sep 2005   Robbie Jansen back on stage to launch Album
PRESS RELEASE 9/15/2005 ROBBIE JANSEN TO PERFORM IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM > read more...
 
4 May 2005   Robbie Jansen - Recovery 'Miraculous'
PRESS RELEASE: issued by Mountain Records 4 May 2005 ROBBIE JANSEN – MAKING A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY The Cape Doctor, as . . .
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14 Feb 2005   Grammy No2 for Ladysmith Black Mambazo
LADYSMITH Black Mambazo have received a Grammy award for their album Raise your Spirit Higher. The album was awarded in the "Best Traditional World Music" category at the . . .
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10 Jan 2005   46664 - 1 YEAR ON
Paul McCartney, Queen, David A. Stewart, Jimmy Cliff and Sting New Tracks Exclusive to iTunes For Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign A year after . . .
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10 Jan 2005   Thandiswa nominated for BBC World Music Award 2005
Thandiswa Mazawai has been nominated for BBC Radio's "Awards for World Music 2005". Winners will be announced on 22 January 2005. Visit the read more...
 
14 Dec 2004   Metro FM Music Awards 2004
PRESS RELEASE METRO FM WINNERS Durban was the place to be this weekend as the music industry, stars and groupies descended on the ICC for the 5 th annual Metro . . .
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27 Sep 2004   Musicians invited to meet Minister of Arts & Culture
Musicians are invited and encouraged to attend an Imbizo with the Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Z Pallo Jordan. The Imbizo will take place as . . .
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16 Sep 2004   Dolly Rathebe - Memorials & Funeral
SINGER Dolly Rathebe died at the Ga-Rankuwa hospital near Pretoria on Thursday 16 September 2004, aged 74. She had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday, following a . . .
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27 Jul 2004   Hamba Kahle, Sipho Gumede
Bassist, composer and bandleader Sipho Gumede passed away in Durban on Monday 26 July. Sipho had been performing regularly, until he fell ill ten days ago. He was in fact . . .
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25 May 2004   SA Music Awards on Sat 29 May
THE annual South African Music Awards - which recognize achievements in the arena of recorded music - take place at Sun City Superbowl on Saturday 29 May. Now in its . . .
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9 May 2004   Brenda Fassi dies in Johannesburg
SOUTH Africa's best loved pop icon, singer Brenda Fassi has died. The Cape Town born singer has been hospitalised and in a coma since Monday 29 April, when she was . . .
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4 Apr 2004   Bassist Gito Baloi shot dead in Joburg
GITO Baloi - bassist and bandleader - died in Johannesburg in the early hours of Sunday morning. Baloi was driving to his home in Kensington, Johannesburg after a . . .
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29 Mar 2004   Oliver Mtukudzi, Soul Brothers & Freddy Gwala U.K Dates...
Oliver Mtukudzi,The Soul Brothers and Freddy Gwala play a series of U.K gigs in early April. Thursday 8th April 2004 (Oliver Mtukudzi only) @ CORN EXCHANGE,Brighton . . .
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29 Mar 2004   Mandela to attend 46664 release...
NELSON MANDELA TO ATTEND LAUNCH OF 46664: THE CONCERT CDs & DVD IN SOUTH AFRICA ON 1st APRIL 2004 LONDON, 16th March 2004 – 46664 Concerts announced today that Former . . .
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11 Mar 2004   Roots Calling! - Film on S.A. musicians in U.K.
ROOTS CALLING! Music Documentary due to be broadcast on SABC1 on March 15, 2004 @ 10pm ‘Roots . . .
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5 Jan 2004   UCT Summerschool course - Musicians and music in Cape Town since 1930
Unsung heroes: musicians and music in Cape Town since 1930 The Centre for Extra-mural Studies at the University of Cape Town hosts a five-part series of lectures from . . .
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23 Dec 2003   Mtukudzi + Aids Orphans CD for 2004 release...
TULI BAMUCHAALA – WE ARE THE ORPHANS Featuring Oliver Mtukudzi with Mutubambile Orphan Choir Oliver Mtukudzi and Ntengwe for Community Development Trust, a . . .
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29 Nov 2003   Mzwakhe Mbuli Released
HAVING served four years following his 1999 sentencing for armed robbery, struggle icon, poet and musician Mzwakhe Mbuli was released from Leuukop prison yesterday, Friday 28 . . .
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15 Nov 2003   Metro FM Music Awards 2003
THE Metro FM Music Awards were staged in Durban's International Convention Centre on 15 November. Mafikizolo's album 'Sibongile' scored as Album of the Year, and the . . .
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21 Oct 2003   Mandela announces 46664 Aids campaign & Cape Town concert
FORMER South African president Nelson Mandela today announced a mega Aids awareness campaign, which will launch with a major concert in Cape Town on Saturday 29 . . .
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26 Sep 2003   Robbie Jansen - SABC TV 1 on 06 Oct
HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS Bra Robbie vannie Elsies Monday 06 October 2003 SABC 1 at 10:00pm (part of the "Portraits" series on SABC . . .
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16 Sep 2003   Bloemfontein's Macufe Festival
PRESS RELEASE MACUFE 2003's Music Programme: A FABULOUS DISPLAY OF AFRICA's TOP PERFORMERS MACUFE, the Mangaung African . . .
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4 Sep 2003   South African artists' international tours
BONGO Maffin and Zim Ngqawana play Moscow tonight, while London's night clubbers catch Godessa. Abdullah Ibrahim passes through North America, Europe and Asia between September . . .
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19 Aug 2003   the new MUSIC.ORG.ZA
Welcome - this is the new Music.org.za website. Six years of content have been reorganized, and most is now accessible in the searchable database of . . .
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7 Aug 2003   African Hip Hop Indaba
Its African Hip Hop Indaba time again,and its coming to a city near . . .
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1 Aug 2003   SA Music Week 23 - 30 August
South African Music Week (SAMW) hits the streets from Saturday 23 August to Saturday 30 August 2003. This year will see SAMW assaulting the senses of the South African . . .
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22 Jul 2003   Vusi Mahlasela Release, tour dates USA
VUSI Mahlasela makes his North American debut with "The Voice" - a definitive collection handpicked by Vusi which spans his recordings over the last eleven years. The . . .
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18 Jun 2003   Amandla! - movie released in SA
"Amandla! - A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony" Produced by Sherry Simpson & Lee Hirsch A film about music and the struggle against Apartheid in South . . .
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15 May 2003   Bongo Maffin for Cannes - May 2003
South African group Bongo Maffin head to Cannes to perform at the film . . .
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10 May 2003   April 2003 - Mankunku in the studio again.
Winston Mankunku Ngozi has been busy recording during March and April. Dedicated to the late great Duke Makasi, the album is titled “Abantwana Be Afrika? and will be . . .
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11 Mar 2003   Black Noise Touring Activities 2003
MARCH - AUGUST 2003 Black Noise - Performance, Workshop Touring Activities 1st March 2003 - Thornton Primary, Maynardville Carnival, Ravensmead School . . .
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18 Feb 2003   South Afro Brazz -southern African tour, 2003
For Immediate Release 18 February 2003 SOUTH AFRO BRAZZ TO CLOSE SOUTHERN AFRICAN TOUR WITH FREE SHOW IN V & A WATERFRONT. SOUTH . . .
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30 Jan 2003   Platinum sales Award for Judith Sephuma
Judith Sephuma has achieved "Platinum" sales of her debut album. This follows sales in excess of 50 000 units in South Africa during 2002. She received the award at Spier . . .
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27 Dec 2002   Sephuma listed as top Entertainer for 2002
Judith Sephuma tops South African Entertainer of the year list of The Star Newspaper extract from original article . . .
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