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Environment Special Feature Water Crisis

Hot The Water Footprint of What We Eat

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Cape Town and its desperate battle to avoid running out of water is a climate change disaster, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, stated this January. While Capetonians are currently in a dire race against time to conserve water, with the local government limiting its residents to 50 litres of water per day, there is another water-intensive culprit to consider: agriculture.

Arts & Culture Special Feature

Art, Media and Women in Contemporary African Art

Art, Media and Women in Contemporary African Art

Despite a growth in the young generation of ‘Afro-futurist’ and ‘Afro-positivists’ in Africa, contemporary African art as well as its female creatives mostly remain in the shadows. Laure Perrier interviewed three influential South African female artists to find out more about their art, the media they use and the subject they choose to discuss in their work.

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Arts & Culture Volunteering

Hot South African Musicians Looking For a Break Turn To Nash Records

<span class="hot">Hot <i class="fa fa-bolt"></i></span> South African Musicians Looking For a Break Turn To Nash Records

We dive into the universe of Nash Records – a non-profit recording studio that works with interns from around the globe, to help uplift local South African talent that’s been hidden for far too long.

Arts & Culture History Travel

A Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

A Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

When exploring Cape Town’s City Centre, if you head towards Signal Hill, you will discover a unique little neighbourhood, full of colourful houses all in a row. Go on journey to Bo Kaap with Yuri Okubo…

Spotlight Volunteering

Volunteer Journalist Experience: Adapting and Growing

Volunteer Journalist Experience: Adapting and Growing

David Michael thoroughly enjoyed his time as a volunteer journalist at the Cape Chameleon – the online magazine at Projects Abroad. Here is his story…

Volunteering Youth

Christmas in Vrygrond: Bringing Joy to a Community in Need

Christmas in Vrygrond: Bringing Joy to a Community in Need

Despite tough economic times, Where Rainbows Meet brought joy to over 500 children in the Vrygrond community in the lead up to Christmas, by hosting their fourth annual Christmas party…

Human Rights

Hot The Problem of Xenophobia in South Africa

<span class="hot">Hot <i class="fa fa-bolt"></i></span> The Problem of Xenophobia in South Africa

This year marks the tenth anniversary since floods of xenophobic violence swept across the country in 2008. But even recently more people were killed in Johannesburg after angry protestors looted and destroyed foreign-owned shops – bringing conversations around the treatment of foreigners back to the fore.

History Human Rights Politics

The Centenary of a Legend: Honouring Nelson Mandela

The Centenary of a Legend: Honouring Nelson Mandela

‘A winner is a dreamer, who never gives up.’ – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela former president of South Africa. On 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, former American president Barack Obama reminisced about how peacefully Mandela guided his nation through negotiation and reconciliation and how his generous attitude towards his former enemies saved the country from more violence and war.

Arts & Culture Education Reviews

TEDxCapeTown: Pause and Effect

TEDxCapeTown: Pause and Effect

When I walked through the front doors of the TEDx Cape Town venue at 9:00am, it was already bursting with people. The theme of the conference, Pause and Effect, was clearly displayed and volunteers were handing out lanyards so attendees could write their name and a ‘conversation starter’.

Arts & Culture Photography

Meet Colourful Cape Town

Meet Colourful Cape Town

Cape Town is known for its vivid landscapes and vibrant architecture. During my walks through the Bo-Kaap area, Muizenberg and the townships, however, I realised that there is especially one element that reveals the true colours of the city: the people. It is hardly surprising that Archbishop Desmond Tutu coined the term ‘rainbow nation’ in order to describe South Africa’s multicultural diversity. It is a reflection of the assorted colours and animated personalities that make up the Mother City.

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History

Hot Rising From The Wounds Of Apartheid

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Learn how a free walking tour in Cape Town can teach you about the liberation of South Africa from Apartheid, along with some interesting stories from this period of institutionalised racial segregation…

Arts & Culture History

The Evolution of South African Jazz

The Evolution of South African Jazz

Many different elements have influenced the evolution and development of South African jazz, the most conspicuous and significant being the rich cultural diversity of the country’s inhabitants and the influence of the African-American culture. South African jazz is dynamic and it has always been evolving, creating an exceptional musical mélange.

 

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