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20 ways to keep busy and sane during the Coronavirus lockdown
20 ways to keep busy and sane during the Coronavirus lockdown

South Africa is about to enter a 21-day lockdown in response to the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Everyone will be staying at home during this time - which may be lead to some boredom, frustration and even some cabin fever...

By Chris Cilliers 3 days ago

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry
Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 25 Mar 2020

5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown
5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown in response to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the country....

By Chanell Kemp 24 Mar 2020

Botswana's 'Okavango' picks up 5 New York Cinematography Awards
Botswana's 'Okavango' picks up 5 New York Cinematography Awards

Dereck and Beverly Joubert recently picked up five 2020 New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA) for their film, Okavango...

20 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'
Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

By Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika
#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

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5 reasons why luxury local cruising should be your new favourite way to travel

Cruising has many advantages - over and above unlimited legroom and the joy of only having to unpack once...

20 Feb 2020

3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape Town
3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape Town

The third Midem African Forum will be coming to the Bridges for Music Academy in Cape Town on 28 February 2020. The event will include keynote talks, masterclasses and workshops - which will be delivered by an array of international speakers...

19 Feb 2020

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives...

18 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent
Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent

Lumières d'Afriques will open at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg on 21 February 2020. The group exhibition will showcase the work of 54 artists from across the African continent...

10 Feb 2020

South African short film wins Audience Award for iamAfrica competition
South African short film wins Audience Award for iamAfrica competition

Local short film, The Letter Reader receives an Audience Award for the iamAfrica Short Film Competition and will be screened at the Pan African Film Festival on 22 February in Los Angeles, California, United States...

7 Feb 2020

Mango's standalone fashion stores have returned to SA
Mango's standalone fashion stores have returned to SA

Global fashion brand Mango has opened a 205m² retail space in Sandton City, Johannesburg. The opening marks the reintroduction of free-standing Mango stores into the country...

31 Jan 2020

Bic reveals the winners of the Art Master Africa Competition
Bic reveals the winners of the Art Master Africa Competition

Fatiou Aboudou was announced as the winner of the 2019 Bic Art Master Africa Competition. Aboudou was selected for the 'Black Lion' portrait - which depicts a half-man, half-lion...

28 Jan 2020

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Deadline closing in for inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards

Themed Under African Skies, the awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in eight categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts.

22 Jan 2020

Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
Botswana film to be screened at Sundance Film Festival

Okavango, a documentary by world-renowned, Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert has been selected by the prestigious Sundance Film festival to be screened for audiences in the US, later this month...

16 Jan 2020

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM
Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020

The top five trends recognised for 2019 were: simplification and experimentation, gin, rum, low- to no- ABV (alcohol by volume) drinks and the start of a 'green' movement...

10 Jan 2020

Here's what to look forward to on the big screen in 2020
Here's what to look forward to on the big screen in 2020

Welcome to 2020 at the movies, let's see what this new decade has in store for us...

By Charles Siboto 9 Jan 2020

Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary
Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary

Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January...

9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry
#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

By Jared Ruttenberg 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes
All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes

The winners of the 77th Golden Globes were announced on the 6 January 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, USA...

6 Jan 2020

The Skywalker saga concludes with a return of the fan service
The Skywalker saga concludes with a return of the fan service

The wait is over. Episode IX of Star Wars is here with The Rise of Skywalker to bring the sequel trilogy to an end...

By Charles Siboto 20 Dec 2019

20 trending travel destinations for 2020
20 trending travel destinations for 2020

Looking for the best holiday destinations for 2020? With the help of a few local travel experts, here's a list of carefully rounded up 20 unmissable getaways to add to your travel wishlist...

19 Dec 2019

Top 10 films of 2019
Top 10 films of 2019

From dramas to thrillers to homegrown productions Daniel Dercksen gives his top 10 films of 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Dec 2019

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