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#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma

The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Models of colour are not a trend, we are here to stay - Naomi Campbell
#CNILux: Models of colour are not a trend, we are here to stay - Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell wants to see better representation among designers and more African-based designers reaching the international fashion arena...

By Liam Freeman 15 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"
Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"

Beyoncé Knowles has signed a partnership with Adidas, which will see the singer become a creative partner to the company, developing new apparel and footwear across the performance and lifestyle categories...

8 Apr 2019

Grassy Spark, Black Motion and more added to MTN Bushfire lineup
Grassy Spark, Black Motion and more added to MTN Bushfire lineup

Five more acts have been added to the 2019 MTN Bushfire lineup...

8 Apr 2019

Koyo Kouoh is Zeitz MOCAA's new executive director, chief curator
Koyo Kouoh is Zeitz MOCAA's new executive director, chief curator

RAW Material Company's Koyo Kouoh will serve as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa's (Zeitz MOCAA) new executive director and chief curator...

5 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs
All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominations were announced on 8 February in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

11 Feb 2019

More directors and films added to 2019 RapidLion lineup
More directors and films added to 2019 RapidLion lineup

The 2019 RapidLion South African International Film Festival will be held at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg from 1 March to 10 March 2019...

6 Feb 2019

Spider-Man director and Shrek producer to attend CT Animation Fest
Spider-Man director and Shrek producer to attend CT Animation Fest

The man behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Peter Ramsey, and the man who produced all the Shrek movies, Aron Warner, are set to attend the 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF)...

6 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation
#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation

The global food and beverage space is bubbling over with creativity and innovation, with an eager audience of brave consumers with bold taste eager to sample the next big thing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2019

Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi dies at 66
Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi dies at 66

Celebrated singer, songwriter and guitarist Dr Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi passed away, aged 66, in Harare on 23 January 2019...

29 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

Here are the 2018 Afrima winners
Here are the 2018 Afrima winners

The winners of the fifth All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) were recently announced in Accra, Ghana. The annual music event celebrates and rewards African talents who have done exceedingly well in the year...

26 Nov 2018

DStv and GOtv to broadcast AFRIMA across Africa
DStv and GOtv to broadcast AFRIMA across Africa

Multichoice will be airing the All Africa Music Awards live on DStv and GOtv on 21-24 November...

20 Nov 2018

Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger
Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger

Pan-African payments company, Celulant, has built the first augmented reality powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger...

20 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers...

19 Nov 2018

Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new
Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new

The inaugural Africa Rising International Film Festival (Ariff) will be as part of the Global Festival Week in South Africa from 26-29 November 2018...

16 Nov 2018

#MyEscape.
Changing the narrative on migration through film

AfriDocs: Migrant stories changing the narrative on migration...

15 Nov 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa
Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

Spotify launches Afro Hub
Spotify launches Afro Hub

As part of Spotify's newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of Afro Hub...

5 Oct 2018

Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018
Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018

The 2018 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held across Johannesburg from 24-29 September 2018...

26 Sep 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

CTIFMF executive chairman Rafiq Samsodien.
CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town...

13 Jun 2018

Seven countries to visit during #AfricaMonth
Seven countries to visit during #AfricaMonth

A photographer's paradise and an adventurer's utopia, there's no place in the world like Africa. In the spirit of celebrating the African continent and its people during #AfricaMonth, perhaps it's time to see what awaits you in your own backyard.

By Chelsey Hale 15 May 2018

Amna Elshandaweely's latest fashion collection launched at Design Indaba 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
#DesignIndaba2018: Fashion with a social conscience

How Egyptian fashion designer Amna Elshandaweely uses social activism in her fashion to address issues of culture and identity...

By Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2018

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018

AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa
AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa

African Fashion International (AFI) has rebranded its fashion week properties to AFI Cape Town Fashion Week and AFI Joburg Fashion Week. AFI Cape Town Fashion Week will take place from 21-24 March 2018.

14 Feb 2018

Colours of the Alphabet.
'Colours of the Alphabet' free to stream

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is presenting the unique film project 'Colours of the Alphabet' for streaming for free for 30 days...

13 Feb 2018

Absolut creative collaboration.
Change the way the internet sees African creativity

The Absolut African Art Intervention is continuing in its mission to change how the world views African creativity...

6 Feb 2018

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