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Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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.

Hundreds of Fluffy Penguin Chicks Rescued in South Africa

David DiGregorio | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
David DiGregorio

There's no doubt that the biggest threat to penguins are humans. From destroying habitats to spilling oil, we do not make life easy for these resilient birds.

Travels From a Beatnik Boomer

Joan Moran | Posted 11.13.2014 | Travel
Joan Moran

On a personal note, the past 10 years was about the joys of working as a yoga and meditation teacher at UCLA and saving for my journey to South Africa.

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

Tausha Cowan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to explore more.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

On the Wild Side: South African Retail

Jon Bird | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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...

5 Reasons Cape Town Is The Best Place To Be Right Now

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

While we think Cape Town is always beautiful, a particularly superb time to visit is actually right now. October means springtime in South Africa, off...

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.

Why I'm Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Hannah New | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hannah New

Although I had seen townships in other parts of the world, there was something about the scale of this place that left me dumbfounded. I later learnt that these tiny boxes made of corrugated-iron, plastic sheeting and scraps of wood, which precariously sat on top of one another, were home to over 2 million people.

Housing: More Than a Place to Live

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Building affordable housing is only the first step towards inclusive cities. As housing should be seen as an urban strategy to improve the overall quality of life for all citizens, affordable housing must be inclusive by design.

Cape Town Has New Gay-Friendly 'Open Mosque'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

The first outwardly gay-friendly mosque in Cape Town opened for afternoon prayers on Friday amid backlash from the local Muslim community. The site...

365 Paintings for Ants, A Miniaturist Project by Artist Lorraine Loots

Gareth Pon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Gareth Pon

Lorraine Loots, a miniaturist painter from Cape Town, South Africa started a 365 day project on the 1st of January 2013. She decided to do one miniatu...

10 Days in Zambia and South Africa

Minh Chau | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Minh Chau

With 10 days on the ground in southern Africa, we began our trip with a safari not in Chobe or Kruger, but in Zambia's South Luangwa. It's home to a rich set of flora and fauna, and also the origin of the walking safari.

Celebrating Kathy

Barbara Rick | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Barbara Rick

Happy birthday to South Africa's freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada! "Kathy" -- as he's well known there -- turned a robust 85-years-old on August 21. He is the premiere guide and custodian of the history of infamous Robben Island, where he and Nelson Mandela were unjustly imprisoned for 18 years.

Milk and Sugar

Brigid Brett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Brigid Brett

There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing ove...

The JT Insider Food Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Acclaimed chef at the helm of The Test Kitchen -- named among the World's 50 Best Restaurants -- Luke Dale-Roberts gives us his recommendations on how to experience Cape Town's exuberant dining scene.

To the Weekend Protesters

David Harris | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
David Harris

This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago, and smaller demonstrations in Paris and New York.

Top 10 Things To Do In Cape Town, South Africa

Katie Goldstein | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Katie Goldstein

Cape Town has it all -- exquisite beaches, breathtaking scenery and wildlife, world-renowned gastronomy and buzzing nightlife. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in the "Mother City." Here are our top picks for what to do!

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.

20 Photos Of Africa That Aren't Just Trees Or Sunsets

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

This is, apparently, what everyone thinks Africa looks like. News flash: It doesn't. And because we're nearing summer when our minds are getti...

This Time For Africa

The Huffington Post | Hayden Rockwell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

Summer is finally on the horizon and all we can think about is where we’re going to spend our vacations. From lounging on one of Greece’s pristine...

10 Cities That Make For Unpopular Destinations

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Travel

We've shown you the 10 most disappointing destinations in the world, given you a head's up on the world's most violent cities (aka don't even THINK of...

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...

Mentally Ill and Poor: What to do?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Brazil, the government ensures that mental health is understood as a fundamental part of overall well-being, and therefore promotes diagnosis and treatment in coordination with other health services, never in isolation.