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The Portfolio: George Tatakis

The Greek photographer is on a quest to document traditional costumes around the country

Black futures in the age of apocalypse

Curating the End of the World deploys Afrofuturism to respond to Covid-19, anti-black violence and capitalism

Africa needs businesses that build and strengthen the continent

Africans should know by now that they can’t depend on leaders and should rather learn to do it themselves

Children left speechless, denied identity

Parents think it benefits children to lose their African language, but it leaves them lost instead

Is kwaito an old thing yet?

Kwaito was born during South Africa’s transition to democracy and lives on as a kind of heritage

Extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’: How we choose to fashion ourselves

How we choose to dress is an instrument to communicate personal, race, class, gender and identity politics, as discussed in this extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’

Leadership themes for building an inclusive South African workplace culture

A more authentically inclusive culture can be fostered by emotionally astute leaders in four particular ways

Eusebius McKaiser: A school’s Christian ethos doesn’t justify prejudice

Christian Life Private School barred a pupil because he wore a bracelet with cultural significance, but the decision — even in the private sphere — is constitutionally wrong

Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

An interview with Chimurenga founder Ntone Edjabe about his latest project

Cancel culture, threats to freedom of speech, and the state of liberal democracy

Although Ian Buruma was removed as the editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books in September 2018, he still speaks his mind

Once upon a time in Benin…

At an annual festival, griots pass on stories to younger generations to keep their history alive

Ethnic boxes perpetuate colonialism

The dangerous re-ethnicisation of SA politics must be stopped lest it lead to the same ethnonationalism that caused bloodshed in Rwanda and Yugoslavia

Japan is committed to strengthening its bilateral relationship with South Africa

Japan is committed to further strengthening its bilateral relationship with South Africa

Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity

"Sharing stories is an evolutionary tool that alters our minds," says the author.

​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation

The film questions the idea of manhood in Xhosa culture through a relationship between three men.

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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

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