Zeitz MOCAA atrium – by Iwan Ban
15
Aug
2018
GERMAN HERITAGE: DOES IT MATTER THAT ZEITZ MOCAA WAS FOUNDED BY A NON-AFRICAN?

4 -min. read As Africa’s first major museum of contemporary African art, Zeitz MOCAA was making headlines way before its opening in September 2017. Does it matter than such empowering moment for the continent was conceived by a German, asks Heather Richardson? Its namesake certainly doesn’t think so.

Sun Ra
06
Aug
2018
VIRTUAL REALITY

8 -min. read When even maps are biased, James Davidson discovers how a rebellious historian, Afrofuturists and a Marvel superhero can cut through propaganda and prejudice to expose a lie in the name of equality and empowerment.

African airline opportunities
25
Jul
2018
OPPORTUNITY IS IN THE AIR

4 -min. read Despite being inhabited by 12 per cent of the world’s population, Africa accounts for just three per cent of its airline traffic. Richard Holmes investigates why Africa’s skies are comparatively empty – and what the travel industry can do about it.

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

6 -min. read Soul-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. read South 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.

Photo by Mario Purisic
04
Jul
2018
THE POWER OF UBUNTU

6 -min. read The word Ubuntu translates as ‘humanity’ – a sense of belonging, consideration, trust and respect for one another. Juliet Kinsman examines how we should consider this a cornerstone when creating life-enhancing environments — both for those who work in travel, and the people taking trips.

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

4 -min. read Working 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.

Okavango Delta
20
Jun
2018
ENVIRONMENTAL RICHES

6 -min. read With its high-value, low-volume policy, Botswana is a ‘jewel of Africa’ in more ways than one; but with the government working closely with the tourism industry and reinvesting a third of profits to empower conservation, its model is one other countries could afford to follow, says Melissa Twigg.

Illustration is by Charlotte Butcher
12
Jun
2018
#AFRICATOO

8 -min. read The #MeToo movement is empowering females the world over… Or is it? Lisa Davidson investigates the unique set of challenges faced by women in Africa – and discovers a host of everyday heroes fighting their own personal battles on the continent.

Holly Budge
24
Apr
2018
LIGHTING A FUSE: MEET HOLLY BUDGE, ARTIST, ADVENTURER AND CONSERVATIONIST

3 -min. read In the second of our series spotlighting this year’s FUSE un-conference speakers, artist and adventurer Holly Budge explains how her passion for conservation led her to the top of Mount Everest, and how luxury travel can play a vital role.

Africa on Tour II
20
Apr
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: 3 TOUR OPERATORS FINDING A NEW PATH

3 -min. read From urban safaris and artisan experiences to gorilla treks and luxury casinos, discover three new exhibitors who are are blazing an experiential trail across the continent.

Tshekedi Khama
18
Apr
2018
A KEYNOTE LIKE NO OTHER: TSHEKEDI KHAMA, BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT MINISTER AND PASSIONATE CONSERVATIONIST

3 -min. read Introducing our keynote speaker for FUSE 2018: Tshekedi Khama, dedicated conservationist and Botswana Government Minister. Read how his pioneering work has helped light the fuse for high-end ecotourism.

10
Apr
2018
EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS

4 -min. read Education: it’s what the future of conservation depends on. Melissa Twigg investigates how African hotels and lodge owners have taken it upon themselves to educate children about protecting our planet – and by extension, their communities – in order to bring in the next generation of conservationists.

Black Mambas – by Julia Gunther
29
Nov
2017
IS THIS THE NEW FACE OF CONSERVATION?

8 -min. read With a few exceptions, conservation has traditionally been seen as a man’s world. However, an emerging generation of determined African women are flipping the script and bringing new solutions to Africa’s conservation challenges. Diana Odero and Olivia Squire meet a few of these pioneers.

07
Nov
2017
MEET THE ANCIENT TRIBES ALONG THE OMO RIVER

7 -min. read 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…

Nordhoek Beach
20
Oct
2017
WHERE SEA MEETS SKY: AFRICA’S BEST BEACHES

3 -min. read 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.

A traveller paints a mural on a township art tou
19
Oct
2017
TELLING THE STORIES UNTOLD

6 -min. read 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.

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.

11
Jul
2017
WHERE THE SAND MEETS THE SEA

4 -min. read Africa’s beaches offer everything from urban marketplaces and extreme sports to sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and deserted stretches of sand.

26
Jun
2017
WHO SHOULD DESIGN YOUR NEXT HOTEL?

3 -min. read From vegetable- dyed textiles and charmingly wonky ceramics to sleek lighting and avant-garde sculpture, Emma Love looks to Africa’s homegrown designers for her interior inspiration.

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