Here’s what trended on social media this week.


South African DJ Black Coffee killed it on stage at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California. “I came, I saw and I was totally conquered by the love at Coachella,” he wrote on his Instagram account. #RealBlackCoffee trended over the weekend as fans sent messages of support to the local musician.



Organisers of a music event involving rapper Smiso Zwane‚ popularly known as Okmalumkoolkat‚ announced that they had decided to remove him from the event’s line-up. This is after social media calls from fans and brands to boycott the rapper following his previous conviction on sexual assault charges.

Okmalumkoolkat 2

Okmalumkoolkat 1


Caster Semenya smashed national records at the South African Senior Athletics Championships, winning the 400m, 800m and 1500m races on Saturday. She ran all three races within the space of four hours, recording Olympic qualifying times in her first two races. Fans of the athlete sent out words of encouragement on social media.

Caster Semenya 2

Caster Semenya 1


Located just two hours outside of Los Angeles, it’s no surprise and no secret that desert-based Coachella is one of the biggest festivals to happen in the world. Being so close to Hollywood, the star-studded guest list often detracts from the headline acts. This year, the first weekend of the festival was no different as the celebs like Kylie Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, Leonardo Di Caprio and many others came out in their legions. Social media erupted with pictures of celebs in their festival gear with the hashtag #Coachella2016



The African National Congress (ANC) launched its election manifesto Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth over the weekend. The event attracted about 42 000 people in a stadium that can seat 450 000. The empty seats raised questions among the public on social media as people tweeted their thoughts on why the event was attended so poorly.



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