Living with less

Society sells us this constant lie: We need more. More clothes; more toys or things for our kids; more random objects; more techno gadgets; more, more, more... So much...

Represent – Emmanuel David Hassan

We've reached the second half of the week and that means it's time for one of our 1Africa friends to Represent!  This week we're in Nigeria, and it's the...

Song: Rich Young Ruler – Derek Webb

I imagine many of you have never heard of Derek Webb. He is a musician I was introduced to when we lived in Americaland (as I call it) for...

Campfire stories

Why is it that when you sit around a camp fire either really scary stories come out or deep dark secrets come out? It's like a campfire has this magical...

Living Loud with 5FM

Last Saturday we attended the 5fm Live Loud event at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, scheduled on a very special day in South Africa – Heritage Day!This is one day where we...

E-Tolls: The Story of Africa

South African news is buzzing with a story that has been bubbling under, particularly in the mineral-rich province of Gauteng, for quite a while now. An announcement was made...

Betty Cantrell Wins Miss America Pageant

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell is the new Miss America, but her crowning moment was nearly overshadowed by a three-decade old pageant scandal, and a still-raw debate over whether the...

Disney Movies Mean More Than You Think

What would a childhood be without Disney?There is a saying, ‘Everyone knows where they were the first time they saw Mufasa die’. I was on the floor of a...

Improguise Festival: Making It Up On The Spot

Have you ever watched a Shakespearean tragedy involving a dental hygienist set in a tuna canning factory?How about a full-length hour-long documentary completely made up on the spot?A locally...

Should Shakespeare Be Taught In Africa?

Should Shakespeare’s plays be taught in Africa’s schools and universities? It’s a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in earnest, when conversations about post-colonialism and decolonization turn to...

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