A large number of artefacts held in Western museums and libraries are known to have been appropriated over the ages through conquest and colonialism. The looting of African objects anthropologists, curators and private collectors took place in war as well as in peaceful times. It was justified...
South African schools will start teaching Kiswahili language following an agreement between Pretoria and Nairobi on Thursday, it has emerged.This precedes Thursday's meeting in which the Cabinet Secretary of Education Prof George Magoha and South African Minister for Basic Education Angelina Matsie Motshekga signed a Memorandum of Understanding for...
The work of Kenya-born, Virginia-based Ethiopian Jomo Tariku will renew your love of wooden furniture.In "60 Seconds With," ELLE Decor editor Charles Curkin chats with creatives and industry leaders, getting the scoop on their life and work in one minute or less. In this installment,...
Kenya Plastic Ban Prompts Market ShiftTrees for the Future has planted more than 160 million trees around the globe in the past three decades. Like most tree planting organizations and farmers, Trees for the Future has used plastic bags, or tree sacs, to accomplish...

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Germany To Return 15th-Century Seafarer Cross To Namibia

A German museum was to announce Friday it would restitute to Namibia a key 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin’s efforts to face up to its colonial past.Placed in 1486 on the western coast of what is today...

Saray Khumalo: On Reaching The Top Of The World’s Highest Mountain

On the way to the top of Mount Everest, there is garlic and mushroom soup with popcorn for starters, daily lectures on altitude sickness, and wipes instead of showers.That is what Saray Khumalo, a Zambia-born Johannesburg resident, shared on social media in the...

Career Opportunities In HR Evolving As Tech & AI Revolutionise Industry

Far from falling out of favour as an attractive career choice amid concerns that ‘AI is taking over human jobs’, Human Resources Management is in fact on the cusp of an exciting future as a result of technological changes.“The field of HR is...

!Kauru Contemporary African Art Africa Month Exhibition – And Counting

!Kauru Contemporary African Art presents “AND COUNTING”, a contemporary visual art exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg from 23 May - 14 July 2019, curated by Tšhegofatso Mabaso (South Africa) and Julia Taonga Kaseka (Zambia). Currently in its 8th year, !Kauru Contemporary African Art continues to be a leader in...

A New Self-Identity For Africans

Panashe Chigumadzi makes the case that stereotypes can be frustratingly hard to shake off, sometimes even for the very people they victimise. Africans especially, suffer from a 300 year old negative colonial narrative that has shaped not only how the world sees them, but in many ways...

Gordon Manuel – Serving Up A New Food Philosophy

“In our industry there is nothing better than having full restaurants!” declares Gordon Manuel, the newly appointed group executive chef of The Endless Group (which includes Endless Horizons in Durban, Wildekrans and Endless Vineyards in Botriver, Overberg in the Western Cape).Based at the latter, he...

What Matters To Kenyans Living And Working In Nairobi?

Access To Employer- Subsidised Health And Wellness Programmes Is Important, According To MercerMercer’s latest study found meaningful gaps between what workers in these emerging cities value when it comes to deciding where to live and work, and what employers believe are important to...

Women, Peace And Security: Let’s Turn Words Into Action

By Dr. Denis MukwegeTo be able to tackle a problem we must first recognize that it exists. When I first spoke at the United Nations Security Council in 2009, I was asked why the issue of sexual violence was even relevant to peace...

Boss Up –DJ Crim Ft. Vyper Ranking & Mun*g -New Single

Following the successful premiere of “Boss Up” by DJ Crim at the 23rd edition of Blankets and wine, the award winning deejay has finally let the monster track out of the vault and onto our playlists.  For the first time in the festival’s line up of performers,...

Wild About White River

Your bucket list of favourite destinations for holidaying in South Africa will no doubt include a trip to the Kruger National Park – the bush and its unique something coupled with the anticipation of seeing the Big Five is lure enough, but if White River is your...

Africa’s 25 Most Liveable Cities

Is your city competitive economically, socially, culturally, and environmentally?Many cities on the continent offer attractive environments in which to do business, and the quality of living is an essential component of a city’s attractiveness. The appeal of cities as a place...

The Role Of Women In SA Politics

When he was Chief economist of the AfDB Mthuli Ncube gave a talk at one of the World Economic Forum meetings in Cape Town emphasising why including women in the economy made economic sense - fast track five years on: where are South Africa’s women in the...

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