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Oratile Mmolawa: On Life After University and Holding Onto Your Dreams

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Nyarai Chapingidza

You might not know who Oratile Mmolawa is but you might be familiar with Cassper Nyovest or Tshego. Both Cassper Nyovest and Tshego are South African artists, who have released hit songs in South Africa, that have gained the applause of fans throughout the African continent.

1,700 Jewish Women Make Challah In South Africa For Global Shabbos Project

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (RNS) Flanked by guitars and drums, master of ceremonies Nicole Green grabbed a microphone atop the outdoor stage and shouted,...

The Problem with Normality - A Look at a South African Township

Maria Montgomery | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

Normality is simply what we're used to. And once we're used to it, we stop paying attention to it. It goes unseen. Even our own thoughts. Maybe ever so often something alerts us to the fact it isn't what it should, or could, be.

South Africa Boils Over

Christopher Clark | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Christopher Clark

To be part of the change, to be part of history being undone and refashioned. To feel something I'd never felt in England. It has been building for some time now, though I'll admit I might have lost sight of it at times. But there is no denying its presence now. Sooner or later, everything must fall.

A French-Accented Retreat in South Africa's Wine Country

Alex Matthews | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Any writer will tell you that literary festivals are the best of times and the worst of times. The best because as you go from one panel discussion t...

Distracted By the Past? Daunted By the Future? Find Your Present In South Africa

Karen J. Francis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Karen J. Francis

When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously awaiting a second wind.

My Journey To Becoming A Travel Blogger

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

No amount of money that I donated to a non-profit was going to do anything more than- possibly - provide a bowl of rice somewhere, which is a lot like sticking a Band-Aid on an amputation. What people needed more than anything were opportunities.

4 Ways to See the 'Real' Cape Town: An Expat's Guide

Christopher Clark | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Christopher Clark

I left my native Britain for South Africa's Mother City back in 2009 thinking I might hang around for a few months and play a bit of cricket. Suddenly it's 2015, I'm still here and I haven't picked up my cricket bat once.

Drilling In: Health Care and Religion in South Africa and Beyond

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.22.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Archbishop Desmond Tutu called the HIV/AIDS pandemic a "new apartheid" on a global scale. The virus works in a close alliance with poverty, ignorance, complacency, discrimination, and inequity. Its devastating impact is felt in every country--but especially in areas where inequality rules.

Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Back In South African Hospital

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Religion

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a South African hospital, for the third time in recent months. Tutu was hospitalized Monday...

Eagles' Nest Vineyard: A Must on Any Cape Town Itinerary

Susan Portnoy | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Twenty minutes drive from Cape Town, South Africa, high up in the hills of the Constantia Mountain Range, the city's wine country, sits Eagles' Nest, ...

5 Lessons I Learned About Writing from the Girls of Gugulethu

Kimberly Burge | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts
Kimberly Burge

When I went to South Africa in 2010 to lead a creative writing club for teenage girls, I made sure to emphasize that word: club. I had never taught writing before, didn't have a teaching assistantship as I earned an MFA in nonfiction. I would not be correcting their grammar, nor assigning homework. Besides, how could I persuade girls to spend their Saturday afternoons in a writing class?

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Youth Day in South Africa: Doubling Down On the Future

Elizabeth Gould | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Elizabeth Gould

Here's something beautiful about South Africa: the country took a day commemorating an apartheid-era massacre (the Soweto Uprising of 1976) and turned it into a day honoring the future: the country's youth.

Remembering a Generation Defined by Duty

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Llewellyn King

When the World War II Memorial opened on the Mall in Washington in April 2004, I went there. I did not like it, architecturally; I was disappointed. But then men with canes and in wheelchairs began arriving, smiling and shedding occasional tears

Designing the Rainbow Nation: Contemporary Design in South Africa

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

In many ways South African design mirrors the county's remarkable recent political history, emerging as it has from turbulent times and international isolation to create a vibrant synthesis of the traditional and modern: the African and the European.

Keo Motsepe of 'DWTS" Gives Tips On What To Do in Joburg and Beyond

AFKTravel | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

Keoikantse Motsepe may be living the life in Los Angeles, but his heart is still in South Africa.

Harry Styles Shows That Being Charitable Is Really 'What Makes You Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News

Harry Styles can be a pretty amazing guy -- and that's not just because he has fabulous hair. Though One Direction has been busy performing around...

My Top 5 Things to Check Off Your Bucket List in Capetown, South Africa

Laura Grier | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

There are moments in life when even a photo can't seem to replace the words to describe what you are actually witnessing. In my career as a photojournalist, m¬y work has taken me to six of the world's seven continents, and I am awestruck on a regular basis.

9 Activities For Adrenaline Junkies In South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Who doesn't love a bit of zip-lining? Just outside Cape Town, jump into your harness and head into the hills to fly across valleys and soar over woodland.

A Guide to Cape Town With Beatenberg

Global Yodel | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

By Era Bushati Beatenberg has played music together since 2008 but their 2014 collaboration with South African producer DJ Clock landed them at the...

Seven Destinations for an Exceptional Easter Family Trip

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With Spring approaching, it's time to plan that Easter break. Each of these seven destinations make the ideal family holiday.

University of Cape Town Leans In

Lean In Circles | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Lean In Circles

We cannot move forward as a whole if half of our society is held back every day. That's where our Circle comes in. Our groups wants to help women in Cape Town reflect on where we are... and where we need to go.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

Hundreds of Fluffy Penguin Chicks Rescued in South Africa

David DiGregorio | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
David DiGregorio

There's no doubt that the biggest threat to penguins are humans. From destroying habitats to spilling oil, we do not make life easy for these resilient birds.