STORIES FROM WE ARE AFRICA, THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND AROUND THE GLOBE
Sommeliers have emerged as the new rock stars of the African F&B industry: Richard Holmes picks the brains of a few rising stars for their take on wine and the vital place it holds alongside meals at the dinner table.
The evocative approach of multimedia-talented Angolan artist, Kiluanji Kia Henda, may well be the key to the moving Africa’s image away from the colonial and towards the contemporary: it’s all about spreading word of the past without letting it cloud the now.
Richard Holmes spoke to Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, a thought leader in destination marketing, about the importance – and impact – of millennial travellers in Africa.
Body-scarring, lip plates, mating dances and goat-value: Stanley Stewart finds that romance along the Omo River is a world away from overused chat-up lines…
After years upon years of slow, non-sensical restrictions on air traffic in Africa, Mozambique has become the first to to loosen the reigns on their air policy –
and Fastjet was the first in line to cross over the border: a change which will, with luck, help pave the way towards a brighter, more convenient future for African travel.
There’s more to Mozambique than its beautiful beaches: poignant, historic, audacious and awe-inspiring are all words that describe the contemporary art scene in this underrated creative hub that has been somewhat overlooked by the avid sun-bathers visiting these parts.
We Are Africa’s fellow pioneers at the Conservation Lab have released their Yearbook for 2017, which profiles each and every one of the innovators and visionaries who made the Conservation Lab happen; plus, find video links to the talks, DISCUSS concepts, reflections from participants and more.
It’s time to introduce you all to three more new tribe members: allow us to introduce We Are Africa’s new, nature-loving exhibitors who allow their guests to unleash their wonderlust for the elements.
African music is becoming a force to be reckoned with: with its reach no longer confined to the shores of the Motherland, get better acquainted with three up-and-coming contemporary African music genres that have the power to infiltrate the globe.
The first plane flying to St Helena, promising to be the next worst-kept-secret in the middle of the Pacific, has officially landed. Richard Holmes reports on the exciting preparation taking place on the island to welcome the tourists waiting in line to take their first steps on the island’s shore.
From buzzing urban marketplaces and extreme sport destinations, to sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and deserted stretches of pearl-white sand, Emma Gregg explores Africa’s best beaches.
In the run-up to We Are Africa 2017, Katie Palmer introduced the latest inspiring projects to feature in the Untold Stories initiative: Township Art Tours and Sangha Lodge.
Unexpected, unconventional and unfamiliar: Beyond Luxury Media’s Founder & CEO, Serge Dive, on why he’s betting on the ‘un-conference’ being the format of the future.
Presenting you with five African animals worthy of a mention to pay tribute to the undiscovered natural beauties frolicking around the continent.
Do old notions of ‘Africanness’ and ‘African authenticity’ do justice to the contemporary art forms brewing throughout the Motherland today? Discover the African artists who are challenging the status-quo.
In the run-up to the much-awaited We Are Africa, we have decided to honour our fantastic new exhibitors for 2018 with a warm shout-out. Up first are the three companies who fulfil and delight every rover’s African fantasies…
Art has linked arms with wine on the manicured estates of the Cape Winelands so that two of the greatest pleasures in life can be enjoyed side-by-side. Take a guided tour of the spellbinding collections to be found amongst the grapes.
Our fellow pioneers at the 2017 Conservation Lab gathered a panel of leading thinkers in the African conservation sector to discuss the funding shortfall in conservation, identifying five areas worthy of exploration for conservationists, travel brands and the two working in tandem – read the full report here.
Addis Ababa has undergone a serious makeover overnight: the growth of its buildings, transport system, culture and tourism are off-the-chain. Find out how the Chinese government has contributed to Ethiopian capital’s economic breakthrough.
Musa Nxumalo’s photography is raw and beautiful and free from geographical boundaries. But how are we to move beyond stereotypes and vilification if forward-thinking voices in his own country continue to resist the potency of youth culture?
Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.
The rolling hills and grasslands of the Agulhas Plain are new territory when it comes to South African winemaking, but there a handful of talented winemakers are quietly crafting award-winning cool-climate wines.
After months of planning, construction and ‘curating’, Radisson RED Cape Town throws open its doors today. We chatted to Irish-born ‘curator’ Dale Simpson about what sets Cape Town’s newest hotel apart.
Adventurous anglers from across the world are coming to Africa in search of tigers… Tiger fishing, that is, which is centred on the mighty Zambezi River.
The continent’s top boutiques, hotel gift shops and department stores can swap their European and American lines for clothes by the plethora of talented local designers: African fashion is finally in the global spotlight.
The Founding Director of Uthando (Love) South Africa, We Are Africa’s community development partner, explains the sentiment behind Conversations With the Elders: a unique book that tells the heart-wrenching, yet truly inspiring stories of South Africa’s ageing black population.
Lethu Tshabangu has come a long way, from home-brewing in his wife’s pots on the kitchen stove to being the proud owner of Cape Town’s first black-owned craft brewery, Ukhamba Beerworx.
Community farms in Cape Town’s townships are furnishing the tables of the city’s most mindful foodie destinations. Olivia Squire traces the journey from garden to plate…
‘Conservation is war’ is a sentiment we often hear these days – and perhaps many readers will agree. But is it a war, or is it wishful thinking on behalf of those who want a decisive end to poaching? And if it is a war, do we really know who the enemy is?
In response to the modern traveller’s desire for true immersion in a destination, African safaris are stepping up their game. Melissa Twigg looks at a few of the experiences going beyond mere observation to allow participants intimate access to the most extraordinary wildlife and terrain on the planet.