culture – We Are Africa
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.

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.

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
WHAT’S HOT RIGHT NOW IN CAPE TOWN: EXPLORING THE MOTHER CITY

3 -min. read Got a few hours to spare in Cape Town? Remember to leave some time to visit a few of these lesser-known, so-hot-right-now shops, eats and drinks.

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.

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.

08
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.

Danielle Clough
19
Jan
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.

13
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
CHANGING TOURIST PERCEPTIONS OF AFRICA

3 -min. read Daniel Adidwa, Founder and CEO of Tour2.0, is a firm believer that growth of the cultural and community tourism sector will benefit tourists, trade, and our communities.

Tony Gum
03
Jan
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.

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.

Song of David
21
Nov
2016
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.

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