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

Laura Grier | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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.

Travels From a Beatnik Boomer

Joan Moran | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Joan Moran

On a personal note, the past 10 years was about the joys of working as a yoga and meditation teacher at UCLA and saving for my journey to South Africa.

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

Tausha Cowan | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to explore more.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

On the Wild Side: South African Retail

Jon Bird | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

There's a word for South African (SA) retail: wild (which can be both positive and negative, as I'll reveal later in this article). It's unlike anythi...

5 Reasons Cape Town Is The Best Place To Be Right Now

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

While we think Cape Town is always beautiful, a particularly superb time to visit is actually right now. October means springtime in South Africa, off...

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.

Why I'm Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Hannah New | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hannah New

Although I had seen townships in other parts of the world, there was something about the scale of this place that left me dumbfounded. I later learnt that these tiny boxes made of corrugated-iron, plastic sheeting and scraps of wood, which precariously sat on top of one another, were home to over 2 million people.

Housing: More Than a Place to Live

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Building affordable housing is only the first step towards inclusive cities. As housing should be seen as an urban strategy to improve the overall quality of life for all citizens, affordable housing must be inclusive by design.

Cape Town Has New Gay-Friendly 'Open Mosque'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

The first outwardly gay-friendly mosque in Cape Town opened for afternoon prayers on Friday amid backlash from the local Muslim community. The site...

365 Paintings for Ants, A Miniaturist Project by Artist Lorraine Loots

Gareth Pon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Gareth Pon

Lorraine Loots, a miniaturist painter from Cape Town, South Africa started a 365 day project on the 1st of January 2013. She decided to do one miniatu...

10 Days in Zambia and South Africa

Minh Chau | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Minh Chau

With 10 days on the ground in southern Africa, we began our trip with a safari not in Chobe or Kruger, but in Zambia's South Luangwa. It's home to a rich set of flora and fauna, and also the origin of the walking safari.

Celebrating Kathy

Barbara Rick | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Barbara Rick

Happy birthday to South Africa's freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada! "Kathy" -- as he's well known there -- turned a robust 85-years-old on August 21. He is the premiere guide and custodian of the history of infamous Robben Island, where he and Nelson Mandela were unjustly imprisoned for 18 years.

Milk and Sugar

Brigid Brett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Brigid Brett

There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing ove...

The JT Insider Food Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Acclaimed chef at the helm of The Test Kitchen -- named among the World's 50 Best Restaurants -- Luke Dale-Roberts gives us his recommendations on how to experience Cape Town's exuberant dining scene.

To the Weekend Protesters

David Harris | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
David Harris

This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago, and smaller demonstrations in Paris and New York.

Top 10 Things To Do In Cape Town, South Africa

Katie Lara | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Katie Lara

Cape Town has it all -- exquisite beaches, breathtaking scenery and wildlife, world-renowned gastronomy and buzzing nightlife. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in the "Mother City." Here are our top picks for what to do!

Black and White in Gay Cape Town

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

The implication: It was OK to kiss me in the hallway of a dark club on Saturday night, but he wasn't interested in me as a multi-dimensional human being or, presumably, being seen in public with me in the harsh, unforgiving light of day.