Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

By Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 Apr 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa
RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

18 Mar 2021

World's first space hotel set to open in 2027
World's first space hotel set to open in 2027

Called Voyager Station, the project will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation which describes itself as "the world's first large-scale space construction company"...

17 Mar 2021

All the 2021 Oscar nominations
All the 2021 Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas live from London...

16 Mar 2021

All the 2021 Grammy Award winners!
All the 2021 Grammy Award winners!

The 63rd Grammy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, hosted by Trevor Noah the event saw live performances from Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and more, as well as awards handed out in 83 categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

15 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

By Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industry
3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industry

With the right preparation, specialist destinations can benefit from an expected increase in demand...

By Jaeyeon Choe and Michael Di Giovine 8 Mar 2021

2021 Golden Globes: All the winners
2021 Golden Globes: All the winners

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2021 Golden Globes from separate locations - the Rainbow Room in the Rockerfeller Centre in New York and the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles respectively - on 1 March...

1 Mar 2021

2021 MTN Bushfire goes hybrid with digital, live experiences
2021 MTN Bushfire goes hybrid with digital, live experiences

MTN Bushfire has announced that its 2021 instalment, MTN Bushfire 2021 Hybrid Festival Series, will include digital and live experiences throughout the year.

17 Feb 2021

CD Baby expands international artist services team to Africa, appoints Sakhele Mzalazala
CD Baby expands international artist services team to Africa, appoints Sakhele Mzalazala

CD Baby has appointed music business manager and independent music advocate Sakhele Mzalazala to lead its expansion into southern Africa.

16 Feb 2021

All the 2021 Golden Globe nominations
All the 2021 Golden Globe nominations

Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson announced the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes - as selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...

4 Feb 2021

Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat founder. Credit: Beyond Meat
PepsiCo and Beyond Meat partner to develop plant-based snacks

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat have teamed up to form The PLANeT Partnership, a joint venture to develop, produce and market snack and beverage products made from plant-based protein...

27 Jan 2021

African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition
African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative has launched an online competition to support designers of sustainable and circular fashion...

15 Dec 2020

All the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards nominees
All the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards nominees

The nominees have been revealed for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA).

10 Dec 2020

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

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Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive
Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive

Following these simple steps can help to keep your holiday memorable in the best possible way...

By Thea van de Mortel 1 Dec 2020

MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021
MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is set to make a comeback in 2021, when it will be held virtually, in partnership with Uganda, on 20 February 2021...

26 Nov 2020

Women in Music SA to host its first webinar, titled Building Bridges
Women in Music SA to host its first webinar, titled Building Bridges

The South African chapter of Women in Music (WiM) will be hosting its first webinar, alongside co-host Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC), on 19 November 2020...

17 Nov 2020

Siya Kolisi named African Trailblazer of the Year at 2020 E! People's Choice Awards
Siya Kolisi named African Trailblazer of the Year at 2020 E! People's Choice Awards

World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been named the African Trailblazer of the Year at the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards...

13 Nov 2020

Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo named African Social Star of 2020 at the E! People's Choice Awards
Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo named African Social Star of 2020 at the E! People's Choice Awards

Kenyan comedian and internet star Elsa Majimbo has been named the African Social Star of 2020 at the E! People's Choice Awards. Nigeria's Dimma Umeh and South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi placed second and third, respectively...

9 Nov 2020

Africa Rising International Film Festival puts spotlight on GBV, BLM and unjust systems
Africa Rising International Film Festival puts spotlight on GBV, BLM and unjust systems

The third instalment of the Africa Rising International Film Festival (ARIFF) is scheduled to take place virtually from 27-29 November 2020...

9 Nov 2020

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual
Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual

AllFashion Sourcing, the annual trade show for the apparel, textile, footwear and leather industry, will this year be hosted on a virtual platform from 3-5 November 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2020

Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel
Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel

Ryan Enslin reminisces about connecting with Mother Nature on Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, in Reunion Island, now that it is open and welcoming visitors...

By Ryan Enslin 20 Oct 2020

Afropunk adds more performers to its 2020 lineup
Afropunk adds more performers to its 2020 lineup

Afropunk has announced the second wave of artists who will be performing at the 2020 edition of the festival, which will be livestreamed from 23 October to 25 October...

19 Oct 2020

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SA artists and creators can apply for grants from YouTube's Black Voices Fund

YouTube has announced that South African artists and creators can apply for grants from its Black Voices Fund...

8 Oct 2020

2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held online
2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held online

The 2020 edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival will be held online from today, 6 October, given the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa in Motion is Scotland's major annual celebration of African cinema, bringing a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent...

6 Oct 2020



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