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Hugh Masekela: Songs of freedom

Hugh Masekela is the legendary South African musician who was an inspiration in the fight to end apartheid. He takes CNN on a tour of Jo'burg and talks about the city's past and future.

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My City_My Life brings you leading personalities' exclusive insights into the cities they love. Find out where they hang out, which areas mean most to them and discover what sights they think give you a true flavor of their city.

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Thursday May 7: 0930
Friday May 8: 0400
Saturday May 9: 0930, 1800, 2330
Sunday May 10: 1530
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The sound of South Africa
The sound of South Africa

Hugh Masekela's songs of joy and protest have been an inspiration for millions of people.


Musical messenger
Musical messenger

Over the last 50 years Hugh Masekela's career has taken him all over the world.

Johannesburg: The heart of the rainbow nation
Johannesburg: The heart of the rainbow nation

Barely 120 years old, Johannesburg is suffering from growing pains. It's still recovering from the injustices of apartheid and if progress can sometimes seem slow, it's worth remembering that it's only been 15 years since apartheid was finally laid to rest.

Jo'burg's best events
Jo'burg's best events

With year-round sunshine, Jo'burg is the perfect city for outdoor events.


Living in the city of gold
Living in the city of gold

Neil McCartney is a photojournalist in Jo'burg. He tells CNN about life in the city.

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