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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
Oyster

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
AFKTravel

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 05.13.2015 | 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.

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...