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#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while economically uplifting the small-scale farmers and local communities involved in their cultivation and processing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

Mozambican designer Eliana Murargy presents at NYFW
Mozambican designer Eliana Murargy presents at NYFW

Mozambican fashion designer Eliana Rodrigues Murargy's 'Basking in the Osun River' collection debuted on the runway at New York Fashion Week this month...

16 Sep 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

By Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

South Africans can soon shop Zara online
South Africans can soon shop Zara online

Fashion retailer Zara is launching online shopping in South Africa through its website zara.com/za. The complete collections for women, men and kids will be available online...

3 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: The rise and rise of Sho Madjozi
#WomensMonth: The rise and rise of Sho Madjozi

Rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Sho Madjozi has been blazing a name for herself in the past few months. We got in touch for the tail-end of Women's Month to chat new sounds, equality in the industry and Ru Paul's Drag Race...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Aug 2019

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact
#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

Final list of nominees announced for 2019 Afrima Awards
Final list of nominees announced for 2019 Afrima Awards

The continental nominees for the 2019 instalment of the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) have been announced...

26 Aug 2019

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65...

15 Aug 2019

Nominees announced for 2019 Afrima Awards
Nominees announced for 2019 Afrima Awards

The Afrima (All Africa Music Awards) international committee and the AU (African Union) have announced the regional and continental nominees of the sixth annual awards show...

15 Aug 2019

5 best spots in Vic Falls for sundowners
5 best spots in Vic Falls for sundowners

There's no better way to celebrate the end of a beautiful day of sightseeing in the town of Victoria Falls than by pairing a delectable sundowner with a spectacular view at one of these top five spots...

12 Aug 2019

H&M's first African designer collaboration hits stores this August
H&M's first African designer collaboration hits stores this August

The collaboration between H&M and South African label Mantsho will be available from 15 August 2019...

7 Aug 2019

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

5 reasons to fall in love with The Lion King
5 reasons to fall in love with The Lion King

Chances are that if you grew up in South Africa in the '90s, Disney's The Lion King would have been embedded into your psyche. The iconic story and soundtrack playing backdrop to many movie- and slumber-party nights...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Aug 2019

7 groundbreaking African films now on Showmax
7 groundbreaking African films now on Showmax

The African film industry is booming - with a range of films from animation to documentary, the continent is not short of telling diverse stories...

2 Aug 2019

Afrima revokes Ghana's hosting rights
Afrima revokes Ghana's hosting rights

The All Africa Music Awards' (Afrima) international committee has revoked Ghana's hosting rights for the 2019 and 2020 editions of the awards.

1 Aug 2019

3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia
3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund, on the west coast of Namibia, offers a plethora of adventures that will delight any tourist...

31 Jul 2019

#MusicExchange: Congo Cowboys
#MusicExchange: Congo Cowboys

Congo Cowboys is a band formed by Freshlyground members Simon Attwell (banjo), Julio Sigauque (bass) and Congolese lead singer Chris Bakalanga (guitar), together with South African drummer Unity Mzi...

By Martin Myers 30 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche
Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, through its affiliate Pernod Ricard South Africa, is acquiring a majority stake in South African craft spirit brand Inverroche...

26 Jul 2019

Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world
Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world

Louis Vuitton reopened its refurbished flagship store in Florence in March 2019 to great fanfare from the fashion industry. The brand made great play of the fact that the store is replete with artworks...

By Alessia Grassi 23 Jul 2019

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

Johnny Clegg dies at 66
Johnny Clegg dies at 66

It has been confirmed that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa...

16 Jul 2019

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way
The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019..

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019

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Cape Town named world's best city in Africa and the Middle East

Cape Town comes in ahead of other top tourist destinations in the region like Tel Aviv, Cairo, and Marrakesh...

12 Jul 2019

Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands
Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands

Nominations are open for the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which recognise Southern African designers who have implemented a sustainable design approach...

10 Jul 2019

Vergelegen named best winery on the African continent
Vergelegen named best winery on the African continent

The 2019 World's Best Vineyard competition has named Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West the best winery in Africa. The World's Best Vineyard 2019 list has been established to raise the profile of wine tourism...

10 Jul 2019

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans...

9 Jul 2019

Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights
Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights

Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers whose second feature film Rafiki took six years to reach the big screen...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jul 2019

What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival
What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

The 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival will be held at Wits University's Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg from 30 August to 8 September 2019...

2 Jul 2019

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