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Sizwe soMzantsi Afrika sizakuyoyisa iCorona

Sizwe soMzantsi Afrika sizakuyoyisa iCorona

Nanjengoko ilizwe loMzantsi Afrika liku suku lwesihlanu liphantsi ko mmiselo wokuhlala ngendlu. UMongameli weli uCyril Ramaphosa ebethetha nesizwe ngorhatya lwayizolo. Lo ka Ramaphosa ubhengeze ukuba selinyukile inani labantu abosulelwe yintsholongwane ye-corona, bathathu abantu ababhubhe ngenxa yesi sifo kweli, logama abayi-1326 bosulelekile. UMongameli uthe uxhalabile ngokunwena kwe sifo ngoba amanani abantu abasulelekayo ayenyuka imihla ngemihla, uye...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation

The President will address the nation tonight at 19:30 on the measures currently being undertaken to contain the coronavirus. Image: SA Gov News https://youtu.be/hpmWE1hQ7jE
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Igciwane le-Corona lisusa isinkwa etafuleni

Igciwane le-Corona lisusa isinkwa etafuleni

Ukubheduka kwegciwane leCorona sekushiye amazwe amaningi ekhungathekile, futhi nezibalo zabantu asebeshonile ziyashaqisa impela. Izwe lethu nalo selibhekene nalo mbulalazwe, kunjalo-nje izibalo zikhuphuka ngesivinini esiphezulu, okwenza uMzansi ube yizwe elihamba phambili e-Africa yonke ngabantu abatholakale baphethwe yiCoronaVirus. Izibalo zifinyelele ngaphezu kuka-1000 esikhathini esingamaviki amabili. Kuyiqiniso ukuthi leli gciwane alidle nkobe zamuntu, amakhulu ngamakhulu abantu ayabhubha zinsuku zonke...
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Generation C-ovid-19

Generation C-ovid-19

Universities around the world are moving to teach online during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By “the world”, I am of course referring to the “Global North” Universities typically in Europe and America. These institutions, among many other things in the modern world, seem to be the natural centre of our universe, dictating the orbit we...
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Ungubani?

Ungubani?

Bathe besabhekile wabagqema engeqiwa ntwala. Basale bekhungathekile seweqa okomlilo wequbula. Sebekunqanda, wakhetha engaphesheya imingcele. Tshela mina, ngitshele abangazi. Ungubani? Ushiye abafelokazi nezintandane kwelama Shayina. Waphinda sona esifanayo futhi kwelama Ntaliyana. Isizwe sakhithi sesihleli lubhojozi kwelika Mthaniya. Tshela mina ngempela, ufunani? Ungowaphi? Zinkalo zonke kukhalwa ngonya nosizi olushiyayo. Zinsuku zonke kubalwa ezidumbu ozikhiphayo. Izinkolo zonke zimemeza...
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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN TIPS

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN TIPS

Sivaliwe le country - the lockdown is upon us. As of 23:59 tonight, millions of South Africans will self-isolate as instructed by government for the next 21 days. The lockdown is a special protocol that requires South Africans to stay at home and restrict movement against the potential spreading of COVID-19. Authorities will only allow...
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South Africa on nationwide lockdown over COVID-19

South Africa on nationwide lockdown over COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown all over South Africa. This comes after the number of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased six-fold in just eight days, from 61 cases to 402 cases. Ramaphosa said it is clear from the development of the disease in other countries and from our own modelling that...
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SASSA advises beneficiaries to avoid collecting their grants on the first day of payment

SASSA advises beneficiaries to avoid collecting their grants on the first day of payment

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) urges beneficiaries to avoid collecting their grants on the first day of payment due to the high pedestrian traffic at shopping malls and other outlets. Once SASSA has paid money into a beneficiary’s account the money will stay there and it can be accessed at any day of...
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SASSA CONSIDERING STAGGERING PAYMENT DATES DURING CORONAVIRUS

SASSA CONSIDERING STAGGERING PAYMENT DATES DURING CORONAVIRUS

Following the declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu has met with the executives of the National Development Agency (NDA) the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Council for Social Service Professions to deliberate and agree on sector-wide precautionary measures to prevent further transmission...
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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND AFRIKA TIKKUN AIMS TO CURB POVERTY AND YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND AFRIKA TIKKUN AIMS TO CURB POVERTY AND YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Afrika Tikkun and the Department of Social Development held a business breakfast on Friday in Houghton hotel.  Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to reduce child poverty and youth unemployment by empowering young people with necessary tools to access the economy and supporting their development from an early age, breaking their depending on social security and impending poverty...
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SANDF HEADS TO CHINA TO REPATRIATE SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS

SANDF HEADS TO CHINA TO REPATRIATE SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS

President Ramaphosa with the team of military personnel South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members left South Africa on Tuesday night to repatriate 122 South Africans from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China. President Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and National Defence Force Minister Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula were...
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Forensic Report into the death of Enoch Mpianzi

Forensic Report into the death of Enoch Mpianzi

Report revealed how school and camp failed Enock Mpainzi The Gauteng Department of Education instructed Harris Nupen Molebatsi Attorneys to conduct an investigation into the death of Parktown Boys High school learner due to drowning at orientation camp in Nyati Lodge, North West. A 13-year-old boy Enock Mpianzi was enrolled in Grade 8 at the...
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Wits University students sleeping in libraries and computer laboratories

Wits University students sleeping in libraries and computer laboratories

Witwatersrand University students were protesting against lack of accommodation at the university, this comes after a video of students sleeping in the library and computer laboratories circulated on social media. The shutdown has also erupted the Parktown campuses. Students  blockaded entrances to both the education and medical campus. This has also affected people trying to...
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KUDUTYULWE KWABULAWA ABANTU KWINDAWO YENTSELO EKHAYELITSHA

KUDUTYULWE KWABULAWA ABANTU KWINDAWO YENTSELO EKHAYELITSHA

8Amapolisa aseKhayelitsha aphume uphulo azingela amadoda adububule abantu kwindawo yolonwabo Bashiyeke bembambe ongezantsi abahlali base Site B eKhayelitsha emva kokuba kudutyulwe kwabulawa abantu abasixhexe kwi ndawo yolonwabo, abathandathu bashiyeke bekwimeko engaginyisi mathe esibhedlele ukuquka intwazanana eneminyaka emithandathu. . Esi siganeko senzeke ngoMgqibelo ebusuku. Umzimba wexhoba lesixhenxe ekukholeleka ukuba ngumnini mzi apho kwenzekele khona intlekele ufunyenwe...
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“Joburg Selected” Art Exhibition by Sam Nhlengethwa

“Joburg Selected” Art Exhibition by Sam Nhlengethwa

Through this new series, Sam Nhlengethwa takes us on a journey through the City that we know and that he experienced whilst working in and around Johannesburg. Focusing on a series of popular buildings, places and faces that have meant something to him over the years, using his art, he gives us a tour of...
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Brenda Nokuzola Fassie: A Tribute [EVENT]

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie: A Tribute [EVENT]

Image: unknown 1981. At the beginning of what would be a politically charged and tumultuous decade, 16 year old Nokuzola Brenda Fassie moves to Joburg. One Sabata Koloi Lebona, musical doyen-producer-songwriter, visits ‘MaBrrr’ in her Langa home and she relocates to Soweto in order to pursue a career (read calling) in music. She joins an...
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Wither the activist: A reflection on the realities and the contradictions of political activism in the era of neoliberalism.

Wither the activist: A reflection on the realities and the contradictions of political activism in the era of neoliberalism.

From the onset, I want to begin by developing a coherent structure and logic by way of making an assumptive logic to emphasize that all activist spaces and structures must have a reason for existence. You may call it cultural, social or even political if you like, but the fact is that there is a...
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JUST IN: Letter from UCT Christian students society WMS, dispelling sex trafficking rumors- “we are no way associated with any form of criminal activities”

JUST IN: Letter from UCT Christian students society WMS, dispelling sex trafficking rumors- “we are no way associated with any form of criminal activities”

Submitted by Lesedi Mokgautsi.   Read the full letter below: The World Mission Society (WMS) is a society on campus established by university students from the World Mission Society Church of God. We are a Christian society that has two divisions (Bible Study and Volunteer Activities). We have been a part of the UCT community for...
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LISTEN: “Somnyama” by DJ Kabila pays homage to resilient African Black Women, from icons like mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela to Caster Semenya

LISTEN: “Somnyama” by DJ Kabila pays homage to resilient African Black Women, from icons like mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela to Caster Semenya

The Year 2019 has been a splendor for DJ Kabila. He blessed us again with a very inspirational hit song Somnyama - feat Wendy Soni. The blazing Somnyama is a song that celebrates Black beauty, Black excellence, and Black Pride; a song inspired by resilient African Black Women. Victors who raised and continue to raise this...
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Women That Lead- A South African black woman owned fashion house to host second annual fashion showcase with a twist in the name of community and giving back.

Women That Lead- A South African black woman owned fashion house to host second annual fashion showcase with a twist in the name of community and giving back.

by Refentse Thathe.   Owned by Sisipho Krewu a designer herself, the business was started in 2016 and is based in Khayelitsha. The ‘Kasi Boutique’ offers custom made designs to “diverse individuals who are hungry for quality, unique designs and want to explore culture and color through clothing.” Since inception, the brand has participated in...
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“To be a revolutionary party, people must be attracted to some alternative revolutionary vision. Is Freedom Charter a revolutionary vision?”

“To be a revolutionary party, people must be attracted to some alternative revolutionary vision. Is Freedom Charter a revolutionary vision?”

As the EFF celebrates it's 6th Anniversary, Mandisi Gladile shares his reflections on the party's journey, "the good, the bad and the ugly " , and comments on the state of national politics, the ideological contradictions that hinder progress, land redistribution, and the relevance of the Freedom Charter in the economic liberation of the people...
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Amasosha Art Movement reclaim old furniture turning it into art against elitist norms.

Submitted by: Mpilo Makanya     Artist Mpilo Makanya reflects on his and fellow members of Amasosha Art Movement's experience being part of the 2019 South African Red Bull Amaphiko Academy program,  held in Royal KwaZulu Natal. "Our studio for the duration of the Project was at Major Ndlovu’s house. His home was our residence....
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WATCH: Vernac on the Streets: Youth Month

We spoke to young people in Soweto to ask them how they feel about different issues affecting them, and to reflect on where we are as a society post the 1976 Student protests and Soweto Uprising. Their responses are insightful and honest. Watch below to hear what they have to say:   https://youtu.be/EgK_RRntXL0    ...
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SOUTH AFRICANS REWARDED FOR CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S LITERACY

Submitted by: Nali'ibali SOUTH AFRICANS REWARDED FOR CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S LITERACY National reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal’ibali, is launching a loyalty programme for South Africans committed to making a difference in children’s reading development. Known as FUNda Sonke, isiXhosa for ‘everyone read’, the programme seeks to grow and support the campaign’s network of more than 17 000 literacy volunteers,...
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Post Election Reflection

What the election results have shown us is that there is a difference between the truth and sensationalism, and how the latter always gets more virtual support than the truth.
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“Ityala Labo Linzima!” 

“94‟ changed fokkol” “We remain powerless: matla kea makgowa, matswantle” “We reject the Freedom Cheater” “South Africa shall die. Azania shall be born.” Lefatshe la rona! Ke Afrika! Black Love!
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WATCH: UCT graduation celebrations #UCTGrad2019

Friends and family of Kwena Matsha sang and ululated as they walked her to the graduation hall ahead of her capping on Thursday for the Commerce Faculty Grad #UCTGrad2019 #UCTGrad2019 https://youtu.be/nLwwLWWr1bE
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Students activists who walked from Cape Town have now reached Pretoria #Walk4Access

Cape Town - A group of student activists who walked from Cape Town to Pretoria have now reached the capital city. Organizing under the banner of #WalkAccess, the group of 14 activists braved the1400km route in order to raise R4 million for students in need of financial aid. The initiative was a collaboration between student...
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“Bendifuna ukubhentsisa elubala ubuhlanga baledyunivesithi” – umfundi wase UJ

EKapa - Umfundi weDyunivesithi yaseGoli uKamvelihle Goba uxelele intloko yeSebe leZoluntu ukuba linobuhlanga. Oku kwenzeke ngoLwesibini xeshana lo ka Goba ekhwele eqongeni eyokuthwala isidanga kwitheko laledyunivesithi. "Lendoda inobuhlanga. Kunamhlanje nje abafundi banqunyanyisiwe ngenxa yakhe. Nam andikwazanga ukubhalisela izifundo kulonyaka ngoba lomfo uxelele abaphathi ukuba ndinobuhlanga. Ngoke ke andinoma apha ndiyalelwe ngumntu onobuhlanga," uphawule watsho kwividiyo...
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UP students begin walk from CT to PTA to raise R4m to fight student hunger and financial exclusion #Walk4Access

Staff Writer Cape Town - 14 activists from the University of Pretoria left Cape Town on Thursday morning en route to the Union Buildings to raise funds for access to education. #Walk4Access activists (pic: Back A Buddy) "The #Walk4Access is a peaceful, student-led, and student developed initiative that aims to rally global citizens around the...
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‘Bophelela loondoda yakho, nguye ongene nyubululu kwi-DMs zam’- liyazithethelela igqiyazana

Sakhi Dlala EKapa - Lizithethelele igqiyazana elityholwe nguRachel Kolisi ngokuzama ukuhenda indoda yakhe uSiya Kolisi oyikapteni yeqela lombhoxo Amabhoko-bhoko. Eligqiyazana linguMarieke Botha lithe nangona sele icimile imiyalezo ebithunyelelwe kuye nguSiya Kolisi yena uyayazi ukuba nguSiya oye wathumela umyalezo obuphendula umfanekiso wakhe. Liqhubekile lazithethelela eligqiyazana kwibali elifutshane ku-Instagram ebalisela abalandeli bakhe ukuba nguSiya owaqala wamthumelela umyalezo....
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Now or Never: The Tables Shall Turn

Sphelele Khumalo The support structures used to hold the lies of fallacious White integration are falling.  The center cannot hold anymore. Blacks are now up and fighting for what’s rightfully theirs. Beyond doubt, it is never too late, Steve Biko warned, we ignored him. We have suffered chronically at the cost of our apathy and sky...
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Ulishiyile eli uDorothy Masuka

EKapa - Igqala lomculo womngqungqo uDorothy Masuka akasekho kweli. Iingxelo zithi lo kaMasuka unabele uqaqaqa namhlanje. Iinkcukacha malunga nokusweleka kwakhe azikaziwa. UMasuka osweleke eneminyaka engamashumi asibhozo nantathu wazenzela iindumasi ngokucula umculo womngqungqo emana ukuthi chatha nezopolitiko ngexesha lorhulumente wengcinezelo. Oku kwamfaka phantsi kweliso elibukhali leziphatha mandla zelo xesha into eyanyanzela ukuba alishiye eli waya kwilizwe...
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UWC student allegedly robbed in taxi and dumped in Parow

Cape Town - A University of the Western Cape student was allegedly robbed in a taxi. The student, who shared her traumatic ordeal on Facebook on Thursday evening, said the incident happened around 19:30 on Wednesday when she boarded the taxi at UWC's Steel Park stop on her way to the Bellville CBD. The post...
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LunarFest is Calling for Black Creatives in Cape Town to Come Together

A group of Cape Town creatives have come together to form an event known as the LunarFest which according to one of its founders, Vusi Nkomo, "is conceived as a safe space for Black creatives to work together, be together, think together in ethical ways [...] in an otherwise extremely alienating Cape Town." We sat...
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CPUT students erect shack in protest against rez crisis

Cape Town - CPUT students have built shacks on campus in protest against lack of spaces in student residences. The students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology erected a shack called at the Bellville campus in the early hours of Tuesday but it was quickly demolished by the campus security. The students were not...
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Ramblings Of A Black Queer Womxn: 6 Questions with Bonga Kwana

We caught up with Bonga Kwana who is the brains behind Ramblings of A Black Queer Woman. Bonga is a singer, songwriter, part time poet and full time black queer womxn from kuCentane, in the Eastern Cape. 1. What exactly is Ramblings of a Black Queer Womxn all about and who is behind it? "Ramblings...
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On The Calls For The Release of AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo

Fundile ka Zingela AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya has been in prison since December 2015, serving a twelve-year sentence for, amongst others, arson, assault and culpable homicide. Black South Africa in particular has since started debating whether or not it sits well that a whole king is in jail. The trial alone drew a whole lot of...
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Let Me Free or Lock Me Up: I’ll Make No Deal With The State

Bonginkosi Khanyile It was Amílcar Cabral who correctly suggested to us that at all times we must expose lies whenever put before us. Nothing is worth hiding from the masses of our people. At no point should we seek to mask difficulties and failures. We dare not claim easy victories. Those who go around claiming...
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Jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi has died #RIPOliverMtukudzi

Cape Town - Zimbabwean born Afro Jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi has passed on. News of his death was reported by the Zim Herald based in Harare on Tuesday. The newspaper reported that the 66 year old legendary musician lost his battle with diabetes at the Avenues Clinic in Harare on Tuesday afternoon. Mtukudzi departs on...
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When Populism Replaced Logic: Reflecting on Reckless Leadership During #FeesMustFall At UWC

Asanda Bleki On the 16th October 2016 at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) an SRC/Fees Must Fall meeting was held at the Student Center.  The masses that formed part of the meeting were made up of students and workers.  The entire campus was mobilized on the national call for free education and to...
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Sheep to be slaughtered at Clifton beach to ‘cleanse off racist spirits’

Cape Town - A group of Cape Town activists are planning to protest and slaughter a sheep against the illegal removal of beachgoers at Clifton Beach. Organizing under the banner of #ReclaimClifton, the group which calls itself the Black People's National Crisis Committee held a press conference on Thursday at Clifton 4th Beach. It said...
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WATCH: Inside The Milk Restaurant & Bar

We went to check out the newly launched The Milk Restaurant & Bar in Khayelitsha and this is what you can expect when you walk in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CENdSabnae8
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34 killed on Western Cape roads over weekend

Cape Town - It has been a deadly weekend of the holiday period on Western Cape roads. At least thirty four people have died in a spate of accidents over Western Cape roads this past weekend, a Western Cape Traffic official said on Monday. Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said that the accidents happened between...
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GALLERY: UCT Graduation, 14 Dec 2018 #UCTGrad2018

Cape Town - Pictures taken at the University of Cape Town on 14 December 2018.
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Mcebo Dlamini: The Steenhuisen issue is proof that white supremacy still exists in South Africa

Mcebo Dlamini I come in late into the whole Johan Steenhuisen ruckus about him not having a post-matric qualification and yet he is a member of parliament and the Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance. The delay was deliberate on my part because what was really interesting to watch were the different reactions from the...
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State withdraws case against #FeesMustFall leader

Cape Town - The state's case against student leader Sapho Mahilihili has been withdrawn. Mahilihili made a brief appearance at the Bellville Magistrate Court on Wednesday after spending almost two weeks at the Goodwood Prison on charges of trespassing and malicious damage to property dating back to the 2015 #FeesMustFall protests. His first appearance was...
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