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Black women, on the up and up?

I follow US politics half-heartedly but since the first Obama presidency, US political life has become central in many ways even for people who are not interested in politics. Michelle Obama, together with her husband, became the face of a changing American society — at least that was the promise of the “rise and rise”…

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Obama taps into our battle cry for a born-free generation

By Andile Dube “I’m going to see Michelle. I’m going to see Michelle.” I had to motivate my frosty mind as I dragged myself out of bed before dawn on June for the dark and chilly drive to the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto to see the first lady speak. This was not an opportunity…

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Oprabama and the corruption of ubuntu

By Mahmood Sanglay Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey were in South Africa in June and wowed South Africans in an unprecedented way. Obama was here on a visit to meet our youth. Oprah came to receive an honorary doctorate conferred upon her by the University of the Free State. The two women met for dinner…

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Phenomenal Michelle Obama

To avoid traffic, I took the Pretoria-Johannesburg western bypass yesterday. Within 50 minutes — at exactly 6.25am to be precise — I joined the snake-like queue rapidly growing in front of the historic Regina Mundi Church in Soweto. It was bitterly cold — about 2°C. I didn’t care. There was warmth in the mood and…

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Michelle Obama visit: What to wear

Michelle Obama is in the country with her two daughters, Dolce & Gabbana, and their grandmother Yves saint Laurent. Hang on, that should be Malia and Sasha and their ouma Marian Robinson. Now see the mere fact that I made a mistake like that shows you with how much style the Obama ladies arrived on…

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