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The streets of Durban are burning; in Joburg the matches are ready. But the hate of xenophobia has been met with an outpouring of humanity and ubuntu from local celebrities and ordinary South Africans, who have added their voices to the hashtag #SayNoToXenophobia.
Despite rain and the death of 41 people in an attack by terrorist group Boko Haram, millions of Nigerians turned out to vote in hotly contested elections to choose the president of Africa's most populous country.
An array of local artists, including Sipho Mabuse, Simphiwe Dana and Sello Maake ka Ncube, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela through song, dance, drama and storytelling during a free concert at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria on Wednesday night.
Fresh from a two-month tour of Europe and the international release of her album Zandisile, Simphiwe Dana talks about the people, places and events that have shaped her belief in music that speaks to the heart and reaches for the heavens.