The world’s first Islamic art biennale shines a light on Muslim African artists

The world’s first Islamic art biennale shines a light on Muslim African artists

By Fazila Olla 10-03-23 10:59

The inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale is underway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Biennales are large and prestigious international art exhibitions held every two years.) This important new event for the Muslim world features numerous African artists. The biennale’s artistic director is Sumayya Vally, a South African architecture professor and principal of Counterspace design studio. A rising […]

Actress Luhle Macanda in 'Mirror Mirror'. Berlinale.

South African Coming-Of-Age Film Has European Premiere At Berlinale

By Cassie Jo 20-02-23 10:14

‘Mirror Mirror’, a short film by South African filmmaker and graduate of the AFDA Film School in Cape Town, Sandulela Asanda, is having its European premiere at the Berlinale (16-26th of February 2023). This coming-of-age comedy is a nine minute mix of English and Xhosa, showcasing the frustrating sexual self-exploration journey of Luthando, a young teenager, played […]

Trek fishermen of Fish Hoek with Yellowtail

The colourful Trek fishermen of Fish Hoek and Yellowtail – PICTURES

By Jenni Baxter 10-04-23 10:37

The sight of Fish Hoek’s colourful trek fishermen (whose language is sometimes just as colourful!) has become as synonymous as Table Mountain and the Muizenberg Beach Huts as icons of the Western Cape, South Africa. Noula Maclean Photography captured these wonderful photos on Tuesday (14 Feb) of the hard-working fishermen with their Valentine’s Day catch […]

DAM on Showmax

Pallance Dladla on his SAFTA-nominated role in SA hit DAM

By Jenni Baxter 16-02-23 15:47

DAM S2 is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes on Thursdays until 23 March 2023. Created by four-time SAFTA winner Alex Yazbek, the first season of twisty and twisted thriller was one of the 10 most-watched titles of 2021 on Showmax and the most nominated drama series at the 2022 SAFTAs, earning rave reviews for […]

The surprising story behind Valentine's Day

The surprising story behind Valentine’s Day

By Jenni Baxter 15-02-23 15:03

Whilst the origins of Valentine’s Day may be in dispute, it is generally agreed that the Catholic Church recognized at least three Saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of which became martyrs… writes Isabelle Bryan. According to the first legend, having declared that single men made better soldiers, Roman Emperor Claudius II proceeded to make […]

5 things you never knew about Africa’s most loved destinations

5 things you never knew about Africa’s most loved destinations

By Jenni Baxter 14-02-23 16:34

The latest Tourism Sentiment Index (TSI) data is in, with five African destinations proving to be crowd favourites. And yes, South Africa IS in the Top 5! However, not for our beach holidays! Those accolades went to the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Zanzibar. BUT South Africa’s Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Hermanus were ranked highly for […]

Shimoni Joburg Film Festival

INTERVIEW: Kenyan Director’s ‘Shimoni’ Competing in Joburg Film Festival

By Cassie Jo 05-02-23 19:54

‘Shimoni’, a directorial debut feature by Kenyan director Angela Wanjiku Wamai, is competing in the Joburg Film Festival where it had its African premiere yesterday. The film was also among the Bright Future films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Angela told SAPeople: “I couldn’t make it (to Joburg) because I’m doing a writing […]

Ramaphosa Arrives for King Misuzulu’s Certificate of Recognition Handover

King Misuzulu’s Certificate of Recognition Handover Gets Underway

By SAPeople 29-10-22 11:31

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, KZN, for the certificate of recognition handing over to AmaZulu King Misuzulu KaZwelithini, the final ceremony of his coronation. The historic event, themed “liphumile iLanga kwaZulu – the Sun has risen on the Zulu nation”, will be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. […]

A helicopter, net and a long-line cable - as well as a skilled pilot - were key to the ‘rescue’ operation. Richard Webb

South African Scientists Rescue Rare 500kg Chunk of Human History

By SAPeople 18-10-22 09:41

Scientific breakthroughs can happen in the strangest ways and places. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin because of mould growing on a Petri dish left out while he was on holiday. Chinese monks in the 9th century wanted to make a potion for immortality: instead, they discovered gunpowder. By Charles Helm, Nelson Mandela University and Jan Carlo […]

African Conservation Awards Announces Winners at African Ranger Congress

African Conservation Awards Announces Winners at African Ranger Congress

By Love Africa 23-09-22 19:43

Africa’s conservation heroes were celebrated at the prestigious 2022 African Conservation Awards at the African Rangers Congress in Botswana on Saturday, 17th September. The awards are an annual celebration to honour the courageous men and women who are committed to protecting Africa’s natural spaces and in doing so raise awareness of the critical and diverse […]

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