Chaze Matakala

African Studies Scholar & Visual Storyteller

Embedding value into material culture at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Chaze Matakala writes of encountering Thania Petersen and Ibrahim Mahama at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

ICTAF: What is meaning when local goes global?

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF), may offer a new visual languages that looks to disentangle what we know as contemporary art in Africa.

The literary echoes of the Afro-modern

"Africa’s emerging literary voices are full of pluralities, reflecting what this generation performs and undertakes."

Inextricable link between jazz and fashion

Bonded by history as much as the present, the two genres of expression work together effortlessly

Going home from home

A traveller returns home to warm familiarities seen through the eyes of universality

A Brazil travel diary: Nova Terra, Nossa Terra

"To deny the contributions of black bodies to what is currently Brazil would be like denying the majority of your family".

On travelling alone across the black Atlantic

Brazil might have all the trappings of a new place, but the spectre of slavery makes it feel familiar

Brave Beauties and the dark Lioness

If beauty is a joy forever, so it is with the photos jumping out of whitewashed gallery walls

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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