DJ Black Coffee Makes History: Sells Out at Madison Square Garden

DJ Black Coffee delivered an unforgettable night for thousands of fans as he performed at New York’s prestigious Madison Square Garden. The highly anticipated event was completely sold out.

The 47-year-old DJ created history by becoming the first South African DJ and producer to perform at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

He was supported by the amapiano twin duo, Major League DJz, and made special appearances alongside other notable South African artists including Oskido, Msaki, and Mondli Ngcobo.

Fans took to social media to express their admiration for Black Coffee’s performance and the pride he brought to South Africa. Comments praising his live remix of “Superman” with Bucie flooded platforms like Twitter.

The Instigator on X commended Black Coffee for not only his successful show but also for promoting other artists. The sentiment was echoed by many as they acknowledged his contribution to the South African music industry.

Some fans expressed their regret at missing the event, with one user posting about feeling a fear of missing out (FOMO).

However, the overall response was one of celebration and support for the DJ’s achievements.

While unable to attend the performance, Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa conveyed his apologies to Black Coffee for missing his groundbreaking show.

Kodwa expressed his admiration for the DJ’s journey and commended him for representing South Africa on a global scale. He acknowledged Black Coffee’s rise from the streets of Umlazi and Mthatha to renowned music arenas worldwide, emphasizing his inspirational impact on both young and old.

In April of this year, Black Coffee was honoured by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture alongside other South African Grammy award winners for their exceptional achievements on the global stage.

Ireland Dominates Scotland in Emphatic Victory, South African Hopes Intact

In a highly anticipated match, Ireland showcased their dominance over Scotland as they secured an emphatic victory. Despite the bookmakers favouring Ireland, Scotland was fighting for their tournament survival while Ireland had already secured their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Right from the start, Ireland asserted their superiority as James Lowe scored a try in the corner within the first 90 seconds of the game. Scotland launched a relentless attack on the Irish defence for 12 minutes but failed to convert their efforts into points, dispelling any notion that Ireland might be ready to concede the match.

Unfortunately for Scotland, their captain Jamie Ritchie was forced to leave the field due to severe pain and was unable to continue.

Ireland continued to assert their dominance, with fullback Hugo Keenan scoring their second try in the 25th minute. Five minutes later, Iain Henderson barged over the Scottish defence, extending Ireland’s lead to 19-0. Just before halftime, Keenan scored his second try, giving Ireland a commanding 26-0 lead.

Early in the second half, Scotland’s Ollie Smith was yellow-carded for tripping Johnny Sexton, and Ireland capitalised on the numerical advantage with Dan Sheehan scoring in the corner. Garry Ringrose added another try for Ireland shortly after.

With 15 minutes remaining, Scotland managed to salvage some pride with two quick tries from Ewan Ashman and Ali Price, bringing their total to 14 points. However, it was not enough to change the outcome of the match.

The resounding victory for Ireland, with six tries to Scotland’s two, solidifies their path towards the William Ellis Cup. While Scottish dreams are shattered, South African hopes remain alive, as the Springboks eagerly await their crucial upcoming matches in the tournament.

(Pictured above: Ireland taking on Scotland)

Tragic Loss: South African Bantamweight Champion Ronald “King” Malindi Passes Away

In a devastating turn of events, Ronald “King” Malindi, the reigning South African bantamweight champion, has tragically passed away. Last month, the Venda-born boxer narrowly escaped death after being shot twice, sustaining injuries to his chest and head in Westbury.

Boxing South Africa released a statement confirming the heartbreaking news of Malindi’s passing on Saturday. The talented boxer, who also worked as a taxi driver and resided in Brixton, Johannesburg, had shown immense skill and determination throughout his career.

Malindi boasted an impressive record of 19 undefeated fights and had successfully defended his South African title on four separate occasions. His talent in the ring was matched by his charismatic personality both inside and outside of the boxing arena.


Source: SABC News