Tuan Marais' Painted Devils and the Land of Ordinary Men is a beautifully written multidimensional memoir of an unusually extraordinary upbringing by an unconventional mother precisely recalling the young boy's journey through childhood to early adulthood.
Returning to a city you once lived in (and loved living in) is a bit like spending time with an erstwhile lover with whom you parted amicably. There is so much that still connects you, that remains feels familiar; and yet the encounter is fleeting.
Keoikantse Motsepe may be living the life in Los Angeles, but his heart is still in South Africa.
The Syrian Freedom Charter is a national unity document based on tens of thousands of face-to-face interviews with Syrians, in every governorate of the country, about what kind of society they want.
Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...
Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people, save some dough and lessen your impact on the planet. Hosteling enriches your travel experience and it does so without breaking your bank. I encourage all travelers to look into staying in hostels.
Perhaps our 50 state legislatures should look to South Africa's lead and re-examine their state statutes of limitations on rape and sexual assault.
"I think every story, if told well, has larger implications -- political or otherwise. This is the reason I'm most interested in tackling complex issues through the lens of every day life. I'm more focused on bringing you inside a story and the lives living it."
We knew the logic. What we didn't know was if people with no experience using computers -- and with mediocre, if any, high school qualifications -- could quickly learn to code. Sihle was our guinea pig. Fresh out of prison, he sat down to Codecademy. In six weeks, he had taught himself to code in three languages. "Prison teaches you to concentrate," he jokes.
This was just one of the countless stories read by women, about women, who would not be alive if not for the support of Donor Direct Action (DDA), an organization which has been providing decades-long support for women.
The illegal wildlife trade is emerging as one of the world's most lucrative criminal activities. Well-organized syndicates operating as transnational criminal networks linked to poaching often participate in other illegal activities, including trafficking of narcotics and weapons--some with ties to terrorist networks.
For our first round of Kuros! pepper spray drops in Africa, we had planned to conduct a number of the drops in the "squatter camps" surrounding Johannesberg, South Africa.
With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.
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.
As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.