4 -min. read Was Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez the greatest architect who never was? Designer, architect, builder, urban planner capable of conceiving entire cities: yet his works remained uninhabitable.
3 -min. read Photographer Aida Muluneh removes any stigma attached to Ethiopia with works combining the drama of Expressionism, the subconscious of Surrealism, the graphic sensibilities of Pop.
3 -min. read A Cape Town blogger turned rising art star, Tony Gum is one of the world’s most exciting young creatives.
3 -min. read Cape Town creative Danielle Clough encapsulates both the pre- and post-viral world. The craft that she has become known for is as timeless as can be.
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.
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.
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.
5 -min. read Any visitors to Mauritius, an island nation about 2,000 miles off the coast of Africa, need to explore further afield than piña coladas and infinity pools.
4 -min. read For a glimpse into African culture through its art, the vibrant galleries and exhibition spaces in these African cities are the perfect start.
3 -min. read Travellers looking for a new way to discover Johannesburg or Cape Town need look no further than burgeoning art and design gatherings First Thursdays.
5 -min. read The gastronomic transformation of the countryside around Cape Town means many foodie tourists are heading to the Cape Winelands.
3 -min. read ‘The SUP Crossing’ will see Chris Bertish attempt the first solo transatlantic crossing on an SUP, from the Canary and British Virgin Islands to Florida.
4 -min. read Cape Town bars are including South African-made gins on their menus: no surprise as the world wakes up to the juniper-based delights of the Cape.
4 -min. read The curtain fell on the third Kampala International Theatre Festival last weekend, hosting a fascinating array of productions from across the continent.
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.
3 -min. read Perhaps the best way to enjoy a cross-section of Africa’s musical talents is to tap into one of the many music festivals sprouting from Morocco to Malawi.
3 -min. read Weekend markets have become popular destinations for a truly authentic, African shopping experience.
3 -min. read BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA In previous years, contemporary architecture in Africa has been driven primarily by the Bauhaus principal of
2 -min. read Ghanaian photographer Frederick Nyavor tells us a few of the stories behind his vibrant pictures of life in his country’s capital, Accra, and beyond.
4 -min. read We talk to Greg Zeleny, creator of South Africa’s first underground restaurant [spasie], about this and future food concepts he has in the pipeline.