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South Africa’s presidential election happens at the end of April. It’s generated a lot of attention.

One candidate — Jacob Zuma of the African National Congress, the ANC — is greeted by poor South Africans like a rock star.


But whoever wins the South African presidency faces enormous challenges: unemployment at 20 percent, trickle-down stress from the global economic crisis, HIV-AIDS, not to mention that awkward relationship with neighboring Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe.

Tumi and The VolumeTumi and The Volume

Young South Africans are watching all of this with concern. But they’re also hopeful because, well, after emerging from decades of hopelessness under apartheid, you have to be hopeful, and happy.

For Tumi Molekane, a well-known hip-hop star in South Africa, happiness is literally his name.

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