The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, entitled “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics.”This report has set in motion a debate that could have a profound impact on the status of African art held in collections around the world. During this full-day international symposium, the authors of the report … Continue reading The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

Business

Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

Africa China commits USD1.4-billion investment into bankable energy projects in Africa The African Energy Chamber has managed to secure over USD1.4-billion in intentions to invest in Africa’s bankable projects in mining, oil and gas, power, and renewables sectors. “During various meetings with top Chinese energy companies and financial institutions, the Chamber discussed the signing of agreements and contracts that will make energy work for Africa … Continue reading Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

TECHNOLOGY

Understanding the Challenges Confronting Digital Natives Learners and Digital Immigrant Educators

In 2001, futurist Marc Prensky coined the terms ‘DigitalNatives’ and ‘Digital Immigrants’ to distinguish between those who grew up in the digital age, using technology as part of their daily routines, and the older generation of teachers who have to adapt to the way in which these students function.Digital natives are born into the technology of now and grew up integrating it into all facets … Continue reading Understanding the Challenges Confronting Digital Natives Learners and Digital Immigrant Educators

Culture

Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens

September 10: Mozambique blasts SA xenophobia Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday commented on xenophobic incidents in neighbouring South Africa, issuing a stern condemnation of the acts. The privately-owned STV Noticias reported the president as saying over 500 Mozambicans lost their homes due to the violence. He also said the government had activated processes to repatriate affected nationals. Mozambique becomes the second African nation to do so. … Continue reading Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens

Culture

Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) told delegates attending the African agriculture forum last week in Accra, Ghana that Africa was “leapfrogging into the future.” There is significant evidence supporting her statement as African countries recognize agriculture as the center of their development policy. The 2,800 delegates to the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), including 28 Ministers … Continue reading Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future

Business

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Finance minister Tito Mboweni wants South Africa to devise a comprehensive water plan, amid estimates that the country’s water demand will outstrip supply by 2 million cubic metres in the next 10 years. The minister is proposing a system similar to the Independent Power Provider scheme used with electricity, along with drawing investment, and establishing … Continue reading 5 important things happening in South Africa today

Art

New exhibition will showcase the best of SA & French comics and animation

‘The Art of Comics’ exhibition is on at the Johannesburg Art Gallery from September 19 until November 18 2019 The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the French embassy in SA and the French Institute of SA are pleased to present The Art of Comics, an exciting new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of SA comics and French bandes dessinées, the famous French comic style. The Art of Comics, taking … Continue reading New exhibition will showcase the best of SA & French comics and animation