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Control Room staging World Cup concert

Live Earth producer Kevin Wall and his company Control Room have been chosen to organize and produce a three-hour concert to kick off the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa on June 10, 2010.

African music awards unveil nominees

South Africa and Nigeria lead the nominations list in the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) taking place in Kenya on Oct. 10.

MTV Africa Music Awards noms unveiled

South Africa and Nigerian artists dominate the nominees list for the first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards.

V Festival mapped out in South Africa

Virgin Group has confirmed the launch of the V Festival brand in South Africa, which was first tipped by Billboard in July.

Lucky Dube shot, killed in Johannesburg

Crime has claimed another South African musician, this time reggae artist Lucky Dube. Dube was gunned down in what police are calling a botched hijacking in Johannesburg just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Gabriel, Lennox set for S. African AIDS benefit

The first-ever Johannesburg 46664 concert will be headlined by a diverse roster of artists, including stalwart supporters of the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign such as Peter Gabriel and Annie Lennox.

Live Earth’s South African venue changes

Organizers of the South African leg of the Live Earth concerts have announced a change of venue for the July 7 show.