South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg

The Johannesburg-based art fair gets a makeover after it was bought in June by its former director, Mandla Sibeko Last year, a group of six South African galleries, including Goodman Gallery, Stevenson and Blank Projects, decided to stop participating at the Joburg art fair and approached the FNB Joburg Art Fair’s then director, Mandla Sibeko aboutContinue reading “South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg”

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 affectedContinue reading “Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens”

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 ProviderContinue reading “5 important things happening in South Africa today”

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 bandesContinue reading “New exhibition will showcase the best of SA & French comics and animation”

South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst

New SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter has warned that South African taxpayers may start withholding their tax payments due to years of corruption. However, it may already be too late to discuss the possibility of revolt and the government may need to start looking at the consequences of declining collection. This is according to Jean duContinue reading “South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst”

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 2019Continue reading “SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize”

South African oranges storm world markets

South Africa’s flourishing fruit industry has increasingly made up a bigger proportion of the international trade, said the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy in its latest agricultural outlook for the period 2018 to 2028. One in every 10 oranges eaten around the world now comes from South Africa. Citrus, grapes and top fruits, inContinue reading “South African oranges storm world markets”

SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES ARE INNOVATING WITH IOT

The urgency to upskill budding entrepreneurs, businesses and youth to accommodate the wave of change brought about by Industry 4.0 is continuously accelerating in Africa. With innovation comes the need for economies to adapt and embrace the disruption. Through programmes such as SqwidNet’s IoT SA University Challenge, this is already happening. At the core of anyContinue reading “SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES ARE INNOVATING WITH IOT”

H&M launching very first African designer collaboration with South African label Mantsho

H&M has revealed their very first collaboration with an African label, South Africa’s Mantsho, celebrating “the elegance and vibrancy of Africa” and allowing them to“explore a vibrant world of bold prints, creative cuts and confident styles.” The collection, which will launch online on August 15th and in selected stores in the UK, will feature “flowy, easy fitting cuts,Continue reading “H&M launching very first African designer collaboration with South African label Mantsho”

Lira changes the game with the first African Barbie doll

South African musician and businesswoman Lerato “Lira” Molapo has coined the term “African Barbie” by becoming the first African to have a Barbie doll made in her image. Barbies 60th campaign includes Lira “Barbie has been celebrating female role models and inspiring girls since 1959. But she isn’t done yet. There are glass ceilings leftContinue reading “Lira changes the game with the first African Barbie doll”