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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

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.

Hundreds Injured In South Africa Train Crash

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- More than 300 people were injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa, an emergency services spokeswoman said on Frida...

Celebrity Chef David Higgs on Where to Eat in Johannesburg

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.09.2015 | 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

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 | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel

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 | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

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 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.

How Five Days in Johannesburg Changed My Perception of Color

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.20.2014 | Black Voices
Jeremy Helligar

It had nothing to do with black pride and everything to do with what I saw in the eyes of that little boy: myself.

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Activist Shareholders: Hear Them, Don't Necessarily Heed Them

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

January 1987 and South Africa was burning. The eyes of the free world transfixed on a country in turmoil -- declared state of emergency, mounting Anti...

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

The World's Top 10 Airport Hotels With Stunning Runway Views | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel

In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats.

Can Slums Be Used as Laboratories for Urban Improvement?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Slums in the Global South are often used as "laboratories of urbanism," where initiatives are experimentally "tried out." While this approach encourages self-invention in slums, it can also be highly controversial to use informal communities as experimental territory.

From the Front Lines in the Fight Against Climate Change

Matt Petersen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Matt Petersen

Cities are increasingly on the front lines in the fight against climate change as gridlock and dysfunction at the federal level have stymied efforts to address one of the most significant threats to our planet and way of life.

Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before, A Giraffe Walks Into A Restaurant...

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

Alright, go ahead and stop us if you've heard this one before: a female giraffe named Perdy walks into a restaurant at the Lion Park in Johannesburg, ...