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Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Nominees unveiled for 2017 AFRIMA Awards
Nominees unveiled for 2017 AFRIMA Awards

The nominee's list for the 2017 AFRIMA Awards were announced by officials of the African Union Commission, and 13-man jury of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) on Tuesday, 8 August at the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria.

11 Aug 2017

Rikki Stein, Afrima international advisor
All Africa Music Awards receives nearly 5,000 entries

The All Africa Music Awards has received 4,816 entries for 2017 submission with Eastern Africa having the highest entries as screening and adjudication processes follows...

20 Jul 2017

Antananarivo
Explore the top 10 most sophisticated African cities

The continent's social, economic and cultural growth have created a buzz as one of the most promising continents in the world. More sophisticated cities will emerge...

14 Apr 2016

Tribute to Nelson Mandela... Celebrate Madiba's life...
Tribute to Nelson Mandela... Celebrate Madiba's life...

A great man has passed away and we all mourn the loss of Madiba, but while we mourn, let us also celebrate the life and the achievements of one of history's greatest statesmen, and certainly South Africa's and Africa's greatest. (video)

6 Dec 2013

Film festival to focus on forests
Film festival to focus on forests

Greenpop will be hosting Forest in Focus, a film festival fundraiser in celebration of our forests, in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-11 June 2013.

28 May 2013

Zahara to perform at Africa Day celebrations in Zambia
Zahara to perform at Africa Day celebrations in Zambia

In line with their philosophy of innovation and creativity, the Straight Up Company has lined up a treat for Zambian music lovers to hear Afro-soul singer, songwriter and poet, Zahara. This South African artist will perform a concert on Friday, 24 May 2013 at the New Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia. Contemporary local artists, Pompi and Scarlet will perform as opening acts for the songstress.

3 Apr 2013

Short film competition offers African filmmakers US$100 000
Short film competition offers African filmmakers US$100 000

The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000.

6 Nov 2012

Entries invited: Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards
Entries invited: Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards

Southern Africa's Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards is in full preparation mode. The organisers are calling for entries from southern African film and video makers as well as from travel and tourism product owners.

12 Apr 2011

GM restructures African business, seeking growth
GM restructures African business, seeking growth

General Motors (GM) has announced a new strategy for African business, which it hopes will allow GM to capitalise on the growing opportunities around the continent.

By Michael Bratt 23 Nov 2010

World cup closing ceremony details
World cup closing ceremony details

The 30-minute night-time closing ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday, 11 July 2010, at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium - ahead of the final. It will be broadcast live in 215 countries to an audience in excess of 500 million viewers, according to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), and will feature 780 cast members and some of South Africa and Africa's top musicians and dancers.

7 Jul 2010

Africa Fashion Week salutes the continent
Africa Fashion Week salutes the continent

Africa Fashion Week starts on 30 June 2010 at the Sandton Convention Centre and the four-day event features more than 27 designers from Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Somali, Tunisia, French Comoros, South Africa, Mozambique, the US and the UK.

3 Jun 2010

False-colour infrared image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano acquired Sat., April 17, 2010, by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) instrument onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft. Strong thermal emissions, shown in red, are visible at the base of the ash plume and above and to the right from earlier lava flows located at Fimmvorduhals. This ALI image is 38km wide, and has a resolution of 30m per pixel. Up is north-northeast. (Image: NASA/JPL/EO-1 Mission/GSFC/Ashley Davies)
Delayed by volcano

The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano had a massive impact on many spheres - from the airlines, to events, to travel, to health, import and exports, and more, and its impact is likely to be felt for a long time - and that's even should the eruption cease completely - which it hasn't!

By Rod Baker 29 Apr 2010

Survey finds Cape Town World Cup value for money
Survey finds Cape Town World Cup value for money

A month-long accommodation pricing survey, commissioned by the Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, to establish a clear picture of prices throughout the country, has found that Cape Town is set to offer the best value for money during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The survey was carried out by Grant Thornton South Africa.

31 Mar 2010

African media awards extend categories
African media awards extend categories

The 2010 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards have added sector-specific categories to reflect the important role that various industries play in economic development. Entries are free and can be on any platform - online, print, broadcast. The closing date for entries is 26 March 2010, with the awards ceremony being held on 1 July 2010 in Central London.

27 Jan 2010

2010 overpricing undermines tourism business - SA Tourism
2010 overpricing undermines tourism business - SA Tourism

Airline companies selling flight tickets to the highest bidder, B&B and ‘second-class' hotels charging up to R1000 a night for a standard room and one meal at restaurants costing an arm and a leg. Metered-taxi drivers increasing ten-fold the fare of a short distance trip and car rental outlets not budging if you don't cough up.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 22 Jan 2010

Gregory Gondwe
Air Malawi's survival dependant on public

Air Malawi CEO Wisdom Mchungula has confessed that the debt-riddled airliner is surviving by the mercy of Malawian public. The CEO made these confessions in the presence of the Malawi Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finance in Lilongwe last week.

By Gregory Gondwe 15 Oct 2009