Things to do in Maputo

My friends and I spent a few days in Maputo towards the end of last year. The trip was so unplanned, I was meant to spend some time in Mpumalanga and we just decided, Mozambique is literally next door, why not make a holiday out of it? And we did. What I really love about […]

#Throwback to cadet school

My sister found the speech that my mentor, Jonathan gave at our grad in Cape Town all those years ago. Almost cried at work this morning coz I now mentor other young writers, talk about full circle Being a cadet graduate is part of an exclusive club, says group training editor Jonathan Ancer.  Delivering the keynote […]

Prolific, prodigious, but never pop: Inside the mind of Cape Town designer Atang Tshikare

First published on The Africa Report The mind of self-taught Cape Town designer Atang Tshikare fizzles with ideas. But he’s always focused on one thing: telling positive stories about Africa. Among the old textile factories of Cape Town’s rapidly gentrifying Woodstock, one building on Albert Road stands out. Across its black brick wall sprawls a rainbow-coloured […]

Here is what photographers lose when celebs don’t #CreditThePhotographer

First published on Two recent pictures taken backstage at the SAMAs caused a bit of an uproar among photographers on social media. One is of Pearl Thusi looking down, and the other of AKA and Bonang holding hands while walking away from the camera. Both pictures were taken by 25-year-old photographer Austin Malema. He tweeted his displeasure under […]