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STORIES FROM WE ARE AFRICA, THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND AROUND THE GLOBE

Maame Adjei from Girl Going Places
18
Jul
2018
TRAVEL TO FIND YOURSELF

6 -min. readSoul-searching needn’t be reserved for epic, faraway adventures, argues Kate Hamilton – getting to know yourself starts much closer to home. But what does that mean for people who historically view all travel as a non-essential luxury, and how can the travel industry empower Africans to explore their own continent?

Photo by Edgar Castrejon
11
Jul
2018
FEEDING CHANGE

5 -min. readSouth Africa is leading the charge with the trend for locally sourced, culturally relevant dishes, writes Melissa Twigg; but when educating and delighting diners has the added benefit of empowering local producers and alleviating pressure on the environment, it’s no wonder the rest of the world isn’t far behind.

Crosswaters Bamboo Bridge – by Munir Virani
27
Jun
2018
BUILDING THE FUTURE

4 -min. readWorking to a ‘quadruple bottom line’ that takes into consideration financial, social, environmental and spiritual aspects, HM Design promotes eco-design with a difference. Heather Richardson finds out why founder Hitesh Mehta believes community empowerment is the key to long-term architectural sustainability.

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