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Bodys Isek Kingelez
16
Mar
2017
BUILDING UTOPIA: BODYS ISEK KINGELEZ

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.

Song of David
16
Mar
2017
DISCONNECTING FROM THE STIGMA OF ETHIOPIA WITH AIDA MULUNEH

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.

Tony Gum
16
Mar
2017
COCA COLA MEETS GLOBAL CULTURE WITH THE COOLEST GIRL IN CAPE TOWN, TONY GUM

3 -min. read A Cape Town blogger turned rising art star, Tony Gum is one of the world’s most exciting young creatives.

Danielle Clough
16
Mar
2017
INTERNET SENSATION DANIELLE CLOUGH IS MAKING A RACKET ABOUT CAPE TOWN CREATIVITY

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.

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.

08
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.

07
Feb
2017
BEYOND THE BEACH ON THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS

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.

31
Jan
2017
BRUSHING AWAY THE DUST WITH AFRICA’S CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

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.

12
Jan
2017
HIT THE STREETS FOR FIRST THURSDAYS

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.

10
Jan
2017
CAPE TOWN’S FOODIE REVOLUTION HEADS FOR THE HILLS (OR WINELANDS)

5 -min. read The gastronomic transformation of the countryside around Cape Town means many foodie tourists are heading to the Cape Winelands.

13
Dec
2016
ACROSS THE SEAS ON AN SUP WITH CHRIS BERTISH

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.

07
Dec
2016
MOTHER CITY’S RUIN? HOW CAPE TOWN IS BECOMING THE GIN CAPITAL OF AFRICA

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.

30
Nov
2016
AFRICAN THEATRE SHINES AT KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

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.

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.

15
Nov
2016
FEEL THE BEAT IN AFRICA WITH THESE HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVALS

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.

18
Oct
2016
MAKE YOUR MARK IN THE MARKET

3 -min. read Weekend markets have become popular destinations for a truly authentic, African shopping experience.

18
Oct
2016
BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA

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

18
Oct
2016
FACES OF ACCRA: FREDERICK NYAVOR

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.

17
Oct
2016
GOING UNDERGROUND: DINING AT SOUTH AFRICA’S UNDERGROUND RESTAURANT [SPASIE]

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.

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