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Meet 3-million-year-old Lucy - she'll tell you a lot about modern African heritage

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Duane Jethro, University of Cape Town "Lucy, you want to see Lucy?" young, would-be tour guides prompt in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Lucy stars...

Here's Why You Should Never Drive With Balloons Tied To Your Car

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.17.2016 | Weird News

This driver must be feeling pretty deflated. On Tuesday, dozens of balloons tied to a car began to fly away as the vehicle's driver picked up speed on...

How elites and corruption have played havoc with Nairobi's housing

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jacqueline M Klopp, Columbia University and Jeffrey W Paller, Columbia University Following a heavy downpour and severe flooding, a building collapse...

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...

Mobilizing civil society to promote environmentally friendly behaviors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Civil society is critical to policy processes that aim to tackle climate change and protect the poorest and most vulnerable communities from its impacts.

Assassin of Mandela's likely successor to walk streets of the democratic South Africa for the first time

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

On the afternoon of the 10th April, 1993 anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani pulled up out outside his home in Boksburg, a quiet suburb of Johannesburg. ...

LGBTI In Africa: From Victims to Victors

Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile

Historically speaking, pride parades have been portrayed as festivals where athletic bodied, barely clad men gyrate to up-tempo music on glittery floats. This has been veiled as a chance for LGBTI+ people to celebrate life and "be free." Freedom, however, has many different applications.

The Tragic Logic of Good Hearted Racists

Derecka Purnell | Posted 01.14.2016 | Black Voices
Derecka Purnell

Seemingly oblivious racists make me the most nervous. The one who believes that she has not personally done anything to oppress Black people, but wants to continue to enjoy the benefits of the former oppression, and deny any forms of her privilege.

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Attending Refugees in Global South Cities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau According to current estimates, as many as almost seven-million refugees and asylum seekers are living in cities, potentially...

Changing the Way We Move In Cities

Mpho “Parks” Tau | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Mpho “Parks” Tau

We are quickly recognizing that the only sensible thing to do, both economically and socially, is to implement measures that strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection, while putting communities at the core of public policies and private endeavors.

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.

Bloomin' Gorgeous! It's Jacaranda Season in Africa

AFKTravel | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
AFKTravel

Japan has cherry blossoms, Holland has fields of tulips, and Africa has its famous jacarandas. They erupt in vivid purple flowers in October and November, the southern hemisphere's spring. That means right about now, the streets are awash in a gorgeous carpet of violet.

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.

Celebrity Chef David Higgs on Where to Eat in Johannesburg

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

South African celebrity chef David Higgs tells us what to eat and where to experience the best of Johannesburg's exuberant dining scene.

Vacation Like a Super Hero - AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON World Tour

Dave Parfitt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

On May 1st Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theaters, and with the world order hanging in the balance, the Avengers must stop Ultron from enacting his terrible plans in an action-adventure that unfolds on a global scale.

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.

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.

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...

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

Street Artist Gives Johannesburg's Decrepit Landmarks A Neon Pink Makeover

artnet | artnet News | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Eileen Kinsella During the past few summer months, residents of Johannesburg have been notici...

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

Homeless Man Gives Free Books To Kids Because 'You Don't Have To Be Rich To Change The World'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

If anyone proves you should never judge a book by its cover, it's Philani Dladla. Sporting a flat-bill baseball hat, a colorful, striped dress shir...

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

Black and White in Gay Cape Town

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.