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

Comedy

Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA – Here are all the winners

Johannesburg – The 9th annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday 7 September in Johannesburg, and once again the show was one for the books.   The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City was filled with comedians and fans alike as everyone came together to honour the best of the best in SA comedy.   Besides bestowing the golden Waldo statuette upon victorious comics, the awards also … Continue reading Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA – Here are all the winners

Art

Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate

BERLIN — Is Africa’s cultural heritage better off in Europe or in Africa? That is the question at the heart of a yearslong debate that has gripped museums in Europe, where many officials say they support the idea of repatriating artifacts, but worry that African museums cannot compare to state-of-the-art facilities in Britain, France or Germany. That debate has been given new life in recent … Continue reading Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate

Young talents showcase African art themes

The exhibition came out in the fusion of various art forms exhibited, including Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band music, and dance. The latest edition of the Club Evoke Night sparked youth to think about weaving African culture in the modern lifestyle that is so influenced by western cultures. Dubbed ‘Evoke African Rebellion’, the event happening at The Square in Industrial area, Kampala on … Continue reading Young talents showcase African art themes

Music

Blood Orange’s Performance on A COLORS SHOW Is Dripping in Melancholy and Purple Flowers

Watch Dev Hynes give a somber rendition of “Dark & Handsome” from his latest project, “Angel’s Pulse.” Dev Hynes of Blood Orange is the latest African artist to give a smashing performance on COLORS. The Sierra Leonean-British artist gives a somber rendition of “Dark & Handsome”—a track from his latest album Angel’s Pulse—with a bouquet of purple flowers in hand, says The FADER. Watch below. Continue reading Blood Orange’s Performance on A COLORS SHOW Is Dripping in Melancholy and Purple Flowers

Fashion

SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created by the French luxury conglomerate to celebrate young fashion designers from around the world and help them propel their career. This year, the prize was awarded to a young South African designer from Johannesburg.  Thebe Magugu had had a busy year: after he won the 2019 International Fashion Showcase, he was announced as one of the … Continue reading SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB

African countries import nearly 50 billion dollars net of food annually, according to the African Development Bank. A statement by AfDB’s Communication and External Relations Department said the bank’s Vice President for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, Jennifer Blanke, disclosed this at a panel discussion at the 7th Tokyo International Conference in Japan. The conference, which had the theme ‘Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology, … Continue reading African countries import $50bn worth of food annually – AfDB