Olivia Squire, Author at We Are Africa

WE ARE AFRICA POSTPONED TO 17-20 May 2021

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06
Feb
2018
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: WHAT LAST YEAR’S JUDGES WANT TO SEE AT THE 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS

6 -min. read To kick the We Are Africa Innovation Awards proceedings in 2018, we caught up with our last panel of expert judges to get the low-down on 2017’s entries: what impressed them; what moved them; and what they thought was missing… (Hint: now’s your chance to fill that void!)

19
Oct
2017
LIGHTING A FUSE

5 -min. read 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.

19
Oct
2017
CONSERVATION LAB 2017: FIVE WAYS TO ADDRESS THE CONSERVATION FUNDING SHORTFALL

2 -min. read 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.

23
Aug
2017
FARM TO TABLE

6 -min. read 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…

08
Aug
2017
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONSERVATION LAB 2017

< 1 -min. read Watch an impressive collection of innovators, inventors and well-meaning philanthropists working together to push things forward at the Conservation Lab 2017.

27
Jul
2017
CHATTING COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION WITH SAMWEL BROWN LENGALAI

4 -min. read Samwel ‘Brown’ Lengalai is a proud Samburu and popular guide at Loisaba Tented Camp. We chat about his journey in tourism and role as a community ambassador.

25
Jul
2017
RELIVE THE 2017 TRIBE VIBE

< 1 -min. read Relive the magic of We Are Africa 2017, where we turned up the colour and asked the tribe to bring their vibe for four days of innovative thinking, creative inspiration and meaningful connections.

31
May
2017
UNCOVERING ETHIOPIA WITH SIMIEN LODGE’S NICK CRANE

12 -min. read Ethiopia is one of the most talked-about African destinations of 2017. Simien Lodge’s Nick Crane tells us what Ethiopia has to offer the modern traveller.

15
May
2017
OUR FAVOURITE GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION MOMENTS FROM WAA 2017

< 1 -min. read A few of our favourite #GreatMomentsCount snaps from the rolling Great Plains Conservation Photo Booth, new for We Are Africa 2017.

05
May
2017
TOP TEN TRIBE MOMENTS FROM WE ARE AFRICA 2017

3 -min. read 2017 will be remembered as the year we brought the creative spirit of our tribe to EVERY element of the show. Here are our top ten highlights!

04
May
2017
TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO BEFORE LEAVING WE ARE AFRICA

3 -min. read If you haven’t already, now’s your last chance to explore all the creative elements on the We Are Africa show floor with our top five countdown…

11
May
2017
AFRICA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST REVEALED AT THE INNOVATION AWARDS 2017

3 -min. read Last night our tribe shimmied on down to Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate the fourth annual Innovation Awards, hosted by The Ritz.

02
May
2017
TEN TEASER INSIGHTS FROM THE CONSERVATION LAB 2017

5 -min. read A flavour of the big hitters who worked together to forge innovative new conservation solutions at this year’s Conservation Lab.

26
Apr
2017
GET THE VIBE AT OUR FIRST POP-UP SHOP

5 -min. read Introducing our pop-up shop, VIBE, where you can discover an explosion of modern African brands that celebrate the continent’s contemporary creative spirit.

14
Mar
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: NEW PERSPECTIVES

3 -min. read These first-timers are challenging expectations of how we view Africa, whether by conflating expectations of a country or providing a different lens to see.

23
Jan
2017
STICK YOUR NECK OUT AND GET NOTICED BY THE INNOVATION AWARDS 2017 JUDGES

4 -min. read This year’s Innovation Awards panel are a mix of artists, conservation experts, marketing masterminds and experience designers.

06
Jan
2017
FROM MERMAID TO CRUSADE: TAKING UP THE CAUSE OF CONSERVING OUR OCEANS WITH HANLI PRINSLOO

7 -min. read Former freediving champion and founder of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, Hanli Prinsloo, tells us how to transform connection into conservation.

15
Nov
2016
FOUR MONTHS OUT, WE TALK TO LIZ BIDEN ABOUT THE SILO CAPE TOWN

6 -min. read We talk to Royal Portfolio’s Liz Biden about the inspiration behind The Silo Cape Town, what visitors can expect from 1 March 2017 and what’s next for the brand.

28
Nov
2016
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: FINDING SANCTUARY

4 -min. read At a time when we’re all seeing the appeal of a hideaway from reality, here are three new We Are Africa exhibitors redefining the concept of sanctuary.

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