INZORA Rooftop Café
17
Aug
2018
KIGALI KOOL: HOW RWANDA’S CAPITAL IS CHANGING PERCEPTIONS

5 -min. read From speciality coffee to empowered local artisans, James Davidson unpacks up-and-coming Rwanda’s capital and tells us how it is exceeding the expectations of all who encounter it.

Photo by Pierre Debusschere and styling by Robbie Spencer – via Dazed
05
Feb
2018
HOW DIE ANTWOORD’S ABRASIVE OBSTINANCE CAN SHAPE SUCCESS

3 -min. read Sweary and tenacious, relentless and vexing, South Africa has much to learn from hip hop–music duo Antwoord. While enraging as much as they enrapture, they are pioneers in setting your own path and being comfortable in your skin – a sort of cultural originality that should be celebrated, not hidden.

04
Jan
2018
PRESERVE TRADITIONS AND EMBRACE CHANGE: SARA OUHADDOU’S BLUEPRINT FOR PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL IDENTITY

3 -min. read Introducing Sara Ouhaddou, the French-Moroccan artist combining the craft traditions of the Arab and Islamic world with international contemporary culture – an inspiration for African nations in an age of globalisation, showing them to move forward while keeping their own singular identities.

Jana 'Babez' Terblanche – by Paul Ward
08
Dec
2017
JANA ‘BABEZ’ TERBLANCHE IS THE ARTIST FOR A NEW AFRICA, SERIOUSLY

3 -min. read Britney-Spears-obsessed performance artist Jana ‘Babez’ Terblanche deviates from Africa’s historical, same-old narrative, instead moving towards an outrageous feminist statement that unites Africa and the world at large.

Fragments by Aida Muluneh – courtesy of David Krut Projects
17
Nov
2017
AFRICA’S CREATIVES ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES

6 -min. read Fired up on a disdain for the establishment and a spirit of resilience, African creativity has embraced DIY ethics and trodden its own radical path. James Davidson dives into modern Africa’s punk rock rebellion.

04
Aug
2017
IT’S A RUM THING: CAPE TOWN’S RUM REVOLUTION

3 -min. read Rum is the latest spirit to get the small-batch handcrafted treatment, and Cape Town is hot on the heels of the trend, opening its first dedicated rum bar.

Fabrice Monteiro
18
Jul
2017
FUTURE SHOCK: FABRICE MONTEIRO’S PROPHETIC SPIRITS WARN OF KEEPING COMPLACENT

4 -min. read Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy is an ongoing body of work giving key environmental issues the repulsive makeover they deserve.

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.

08
Jun
2017
GET SWALLOWED UP BY THE DESIGNS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S PORKY HEFER

3 -min. read Singularly African; unashamedly buoyant; and delivering a sanguine shot of unaffected joy, designer Porky Hefer’s work has only just begun.

01
Jun
2017
TAKE A SPIN IN NAIROBI WITH RIDE SHARING START-UP LITTLE

3 -min. read Blending global trends with homegrown tech smarts and an innate understanding of local norms, Kenya’s globetrotting technology company Craft Silicon

31
May
2017
NOT ONE STORY: CAPE TOWN’S LITERARY REVOLUTION

4 -min. read Now home to two of the most important literary festivals in Africa, Cape Town is fast becoming the publishing hub of the continent.

12
May
2017
JOHANNESBURG ARTIST LADY SKOLLIE USES HUMOUR AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4 -min. read The work of Johannesburg-based activist artist Lady Skollie never errs on flippancy. Her pieces address rape culture, gender polarity and racial inequality.

03
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.

25
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.

20
Apr
2017
GO ON A GASTRO SAFARI WITH NAMIBIA EXCLUSIVE

3 -min. read Namibia Exclusive is taking the safari focus away from the animals and directing it towards the talents of local chefs, waiters and lodge managers.

30
Mar
2017
UNCOVERING CREATIVE SPACE IN THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL OF ACCRA

5 -min. read Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city, Accra.

17
Mar
2017
FROM WASTE TO WONDERFUL AT GREENHOUSE

3 -min. read While the menu at Greenhouse is undoubtedly indulgent, chef Ashley Moss and his team of chefs are working hard to ensure not a single scrap goes to waste.

Mabeo x Patricia Urquiola: Sefefo
16
Mar
2017
MAKING AFRICA: PETER MABEO

3 -min. read Peter Mabeo is the founder of a design brand that harnesses internationally-revered design talent and places it alongside their own homegrown design team.

15
Mar
2017
AFRICAN CINEMA TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT AT BURKINA FASO’S FESPACO

3 -min. read Celebrating diversity, Burkina Faso’s FESPACO film festival aims to bring together the brightest and best from Africa’s fast-growing film industry.

09
Mar
2017
READY, SET, RUN: AFRICAN MARATHONS ARE BRINGING IN BUCKET LIST TOURISTS

5 -min. read Intrepid tourists are packing their bags with the goal of sweating their way across 42 kilometres of unrivalled landscapes in these African marathons.

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