The Highs And Lows Of 2018


Let’s take a look at what had South Africans talking in 2018. 

Jacob Zuma Resigned

Pending investigations into State Capture and national pressure, Jaco Zuma stepped down as South African president, ushering in an era under Cyril Ramaphosa.

Tesla Roadster Goes To Space

On 6 February 2018, Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy launched with quite an interesting dummy load as part of its test flight. Musk’s ballistics and space exploration company, SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit, with a mascot dressed in total space regalia, blaring David Bowie’s Rocket Man through the stereo and loaded with a copy of Douglas Adams’ A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

Global Citizen

World-renowned artist, Beyonce headlined the event with husband Jay Z, at the back of many other local and international acts, the likes of Pharrell Williams,Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, ShoMadjozi, Stormzy, Cold Play frontman Chris Martin, Donald, Soweto Gospel Choir, D’Banj, Femi Kuti and more.

Banyana Banyana Qualifies For Women’s FIFA World Cup

Thembi Kgatlana scored her fifth goal of the tournament as Banyana Banyana sealed their place in the final of the 2018 African Women’s Championship with a 2-0 semifinal success over Mali in Cape Coast on Tuesday and in doing so qualified for next year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.

Decriminalision of Marijuana

Dagga is not gagga anymore… well, for personal consumption in a private space, that is. The Constitutional Court decriminalised the green plant after decades of discrimination. The battle may have been won but the war still rages on towards total legalisation of marijuana in South Africa.

Your New Miss South Africa Is…

The Wits medical student Tamaryn Green stole the show as she was crowned our new Miss South Africa at Time Square in Pretoria.

The Marc Is Open For Business

After nearly two years, the Sandton skyline has been awarded a fashion forward pineapple filled with top notch stores and commercial spaces. The opening of the Marc building also brought with it David Higgs’ much anticipated pizza place, Saint.

Goodbye Bra Hugh

South Africa’s most important musician lost the battle against prostate cancer at the age of 78. He will be remembered for his beautiful music and for being an outstanding South African citizen, embodying compassion and love for the rainbow nation.

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