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Repurpose Schoolbags
5 years ago

Repurpose Schoolbags

Millions of school children in South Africa walk long distances to and from school on a daily basis. Once they return home, several are unable to study at …
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Fees Must Fall: A demand for social upward mobility
5 years ago

Fees Must Fall: A demand for social upward mobility

In the early hours of the 14th of October, social media streams were clogged by images from the University of Witswatersrand, colloquially known as Wits, in Johannesburg. Students …
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Essence Festival Heads to Durban
5 years ago

Essence Festival Heads to Durban

By  •  Blog, Events

After over twenty years in New Orleans, the Essence Music Festival is ready to go global. Yesterday, producers announced that the Festival will expand to Durban, South Africa …
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Laugh Break with Comedian Tats Nkonzo
5 years ago

Laugh Break with Comedian Tats Nkonzo

Good humor requires good intellect. South African comedian Tats Nkonzo has an abundance of both. Popular in Johannesburg comedy clubs, Tats recently took his talents to the Edinburgh …
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Rape: A South African Nightmare
5 years ago

Rape: A South African Nightmare

Academic Pumla Dineo Gqola’s new book Rape: A South African Nightmare explores the troubling realities of South African rape culture. In a deftly argued, compelling book, Gqola explores how …
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‘Mama Africa’: Documenting Transgender South Africans
5 years ago

‘Mama Africa’: Documenting Transgender South Africans

German-born, South-Africa based photojournalist Corinna Kern is fascinated by alternative, non-conformist lifestyles. Her projects have ranged from London’s underground rave scene to hoarders and squatters and now to …
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South Africa: The Darling of the Wine World
5 years ago

South Africa: The Darling of the Wine World

For years, Napa Valley, California or the Bordeaux region in southwestern France have drawn wine lovers from across the world, however, in recent years, South Africa’s Western …
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Sea of Ash: A Short Film on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
5 years ago

Sea of Ash: A Short Film on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Michael MacGarry’s new film, Sea of Ash, delves deep into one of the most pressing issues of our time—the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis. In thirteen minutes, MacGarry tells …
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Meet the first African cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France
5 years ago

Meet the first African cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is Africa’s first UCI Professional Continental cycling team. The team is based in South Africa and will be the first African cycling team to compete …
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Opportunities for Young Africans (06/16/15)
5 years ago

Opportunities for Young Africans (06/16/15)

We are partnered with the Opportunity Desk to bring your attention to conferences, fellowships, competitions, scholarship and funding opportunities all year long.

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