Hotels come in myriad distinct flavors: Luxury or Budget, Modern or Rustic, Remarkable or Forgettable, Hot or Not. Assuming good value for one's money, travelers seek out those unique accommodations that, in a city like Cape Town, South Africa, rate as one of a kind.
The Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, or SAEDF, was not the first Enterprise Fund that the United States established to kick start the economy of a developing region. Or the largest. But despite long odds, it succeeded.
Facing the hostile crowd, who had been fed-up, hungry, shot at, and arrested in scores, there was little else he could do. What can you say to the men and women who faced the tragedy, and painstakingly picked up bullet casings? What can you do in response?
As African economies boom and businesses are created, one of the big questions this growth raises is that of third-level education: how can Africa develop a knowledge infrastructure to rival that of the west, a sort of Harvard University in Africa?
What (South) Africa needs now is a new generation of bottom-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and self-employment projects for those ages 25 and below.
Big changes are needed if Africans are truly to benefit from the rich resources of their own continent. But those changes have begun, and I am optimistic about what the future holds.
If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.
Robert Mugabe represents the lesson of how power can irrevocably corrupt a once admired hero. On the other side, Nelson Mandela represents an example of how great statesmanship and forgiveness can be a catalyst to a quick national healing.
No mom will walk away from this film with a dry eye, neither should anyone else. So, this World Malaria Day, see the film. Cry. Then take action ... because you can.
A gin and tonic quaffed next to a four-foot high termite mound tastes extra crisp and delicious.The vibration of the Jeep over the pits and gullies and watering holes of the bush lulls you into the same rhythmic gait the larger mammals adapt.
We need to unplug periodically to get in touch with nature and the Eden within, otherwise evolution will move on to the next stage without us.
While the decision to allow Oscar Pistorius to go about business as usual is shocking and outrageous, it's also fascinating because it provides us with almost naturalistic footage of the way prestige and money eat into the justice system
Once natural resources are found, the road to prosperity is technically a straight on, if it wasn't for the large potholes on the way that have the power to capsize the whole nation.
A beautiful and recognizable face is in the likes of Kandyse McClure. From the age of 19, we've seen that face displaying her on camera talent through her eyes and expression -- through acting and an excellent job of it.
Malaria, I realized, was truly sucking the lifeblood out of Africa. I had to do something about it.
For most orphaned African children, angels are very real people. They experience brief encounters with them- people who come in and out of their orphanages, their squatter camps and their lives -- and for very fleeting moments they stay.