South Africa’s Golden Girl Bonang Matheba’s US Invasion
Following her win as the first African Influencer at the “E! People’s Choice Awards” in Santa Monica, California, the Queen B headed over to New York City where she had an open and honest conversation with DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. In the interview, Matheba talked about her start in the entertainment industry, from her humble beginnings on SABC1 to the businesswoman she is today.
Afripedia is Live!
The landing page of Afripedia is breathtaking. It accurately
depicts the varied quality African talent both in color and form. The curated
visual platform, which was created by Swedish production collective Stocktown
films aims to do away with misrepresentation within the creative industry and
connect African creatives to their clients by giving them increased exposure.
The platform comes five years after an initial 5-part documentary series which
focused on creatives in Angola, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Senegal.
Barry Salzman’s Latest Project as well as His Award-winning Series on the Rwandan Genocide
Zimbabwean-born photographer Barry Salzman began his journey into the world of photography during the historic anti-Apartheid uprisings. His family fled Zimbabwe and came to South Africa on the eve of the Soweto Uprisings of 1976. His interest in photography grew out of the idea of using the camera as a device to explore, grapple with and make sense of complex societal issues. Documenting areas of genocide led him to Rwanda, a country that marked the 25th Anniversary since the end of the Rwandan genocide.
SOURCE: DESIGN INDABA
Burna Boy to Donate Concert Proceeds to Nigerians Attacked in South Africa
Award-winning Afrobeats star Burna Boy is scheduled to headline
a concert in South Africa, just two months after he vowed never to return to
the country following a spate of xenophobic attacks there. The Nigerian
superstar, who was among the celebrities who spoke out against September’s
violence targeting Nigerians and others in South Africa, is expected to take to
the stage in Capetown on November 23. he upcoming concert, billed as Africa
Unite, is being organized by Nigeria’s Play Network and will include performances
from artists including Kwesta, Jidenna, and Busiswa.
Funny Moments Captured in the African Bush
Frightened fish, shy bears, sarcastic owls and birds that were
just in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are the Comedy Wildlife
Photography Awards finalists – but we imagine there wasn’t much to laugh about
for the subject of the winning image, above. It was taken by Sarah Skinner in
Botswana, and shows a lion club “playing”… The young lioness
“continues to thrive in the pride”, according to Sarah, who also
wanted to “encourage everyone, as a collective” to do their best to help
conserve wildlife “so that future generations can enjoy them in the same
way I have during my career”.
Bush To Beach – Combining A Safari In The Bush With Relaxation At The Beach
Africa is a world of its own – and very beautiful at that. It is
one of the best destinations to travel to, boasting of majestic wildlife,
crystal blue beaches, stunning topography, and a wealth of history and culture.
If you’re planning a trip to Africa and are thinking about your travel
itinerary options, we suggest a combination of the bush and beach. Blending the
thrill of a safari in the bush with the relaxation at the beach is a great way
to make the most out of your trip in Africa.
Mowana Sits High on the Botswana River Bank
On the banks of the Chobe River, in north- eastern Botswana on
the outskirts of the town of Kasane, there’s no rush in any case- unless it’s
to bring your camera or binoculars to your eye in this fabulous game viewing
destination. Rather chill, catch a cocktail, as you enjoy views from the
beautiful grounds across the river and the floodplains into Namibia on the far
South African Safaris for First-timers
A lifelong dream for many, a safari in South Africa can take as
many forms as the multitude of creatures you encounter in the wild. From a
remote escape in a bush camp to a luxurious idyll, the range of experiences can
suit all tastes and budgets. And just like a giraffe picking and choosing
amongst the canopy of leaves for the perfect snack, you’ll be rewarded for
taking the time to create a safari that’s perfect for you.
SOURCE: LONELY PLANET
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The Women Explorers Who Sailed the Nile
Reading “Women Travelers on the Nile,” a 2016 anthology edited
by Deborah Manley, one will find kindred spirits in the women who chronicled
their expeditions to Egypt in the 19th century. The book is collections of
letters and memoirs written by intrepid female journalists, intellectuals and
novelists, all British or European. Relentlessly entertaining, the women’s
stories reflected the Egyptomania that flourished after Napoleon invaded North
Africa in 1798. The country had become a focal point for artists, architects
and newly minted photographers — and a fresh challenge for affluent
SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES