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Lion World Travel is LuxEcoLiving's Best Choice for Hotels and Safari Destinations in South Africa

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda Founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World TRAVELSMITH PRESENTS: THE CHUDA'S OUT IN AFRICA Preserving Afric...

Eating My Way Through The Western Cape

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

Cape Town A few months ago my husband and I decided to tick off a bucket list destination, after debating on Toyko and Cape Town, the decline of the ...

Terror threats and turmoil: a bad time for US-South Africa relations

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Chris Williams, University of the Witwatersrand On Saturday June 4 2016 the United States embassy in Pretoria issued a warning to its citizens in Sou...

WATCH: Out-Of-Control Drone Crashes Through Office Window, Hits Man In Head

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.10.2016 | Weird News

A rogue drone smashes through an office window and strikes a man on the head in dramatic video posted online. Interface designer David Perel says he w...

Why Cape Town's Forgotten Tunnels Could Provide the Answer to the City's Current Drought

Sven Harding | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Sven Harding

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- As I sit in traffic during Cape Town's busy rush hour, it's difficult to imagine that running beneath this city of approximately 3.75 million are hundreds of kilometers of underground brick tunnels, tunnels that transport millions of liters of fresh spring water from Table Mountain directly out into the sea. The mountains that overlook this beautiful city were once its lifeblood, supplying the entire population with water.

Homeless Man Who Voluntarily Cleaned Polluted Beach For Tourists Lands A Job

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.18.2016 | Good News

A recent photo shows a homeless man cleaning the beach, allowing vacationers to enjoy their fun in the sun. Jay Margolis, an entrepreneur who lives in...

4 Luxury South African Hotels You'll Never Want To Leave

Sarah Laurence | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Sarah Laurence

There are some hotels that you book into primarily to spend time out of - a basic hostel in a busy city, for instance, an airport hotel booked for con...

PREMIERE: Haezer x Proxy - 'God Mode'

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

It's not every day that you get two underground champions working together on the same track, especially when they hail from different continents. Sur...

A Trip to South Africa -- Travel and You Shall See

Annika Ziehen | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Annika Ziehen

When politics and its impact on South Africans of all colors come up, I sit back and listen more than I talk. While I do call this country my home, it is technically not, so what do I really know of its issues?

Proud Women of Africa: Rainbow Girls

Julia Gunther | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Julia Gunther

Co-authored by Nick Schönfeld. I have a friend called Dagny Warmerdam whom I met during my time in Cape Town. Over the years Dagny has become one of...

7 Amazing Places to Ring in New Year on the Beach

Viator | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Viator

Eating, drinking and dancing. These are the three activities that define New Year's Eve across the globe. But some people do them wearing winter jackets, while others get to feel the sand between their toes as the fireworks go off.

Burlesque, Bodies and Breaking Boundaries in South Africa

Christopher Clark | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts
Christopher Clark

Tenille Lindeque-Joshua, aka Lady Magnolia. Image courtesy of Christopher Clark I have a tendency to approach things I don't understand with skeptici...

Over 200 Penguin Chicks Abandoned in South Africa

David DiGregorio | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green
David DiGregorio

As the holiday season gets underway, a far less joyful annual tradition is beginning in South Africa. Each year from October through January, South Af...

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 eveni...

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?