South African History Online
February 21, 2017
South African-Jamaican intellectual, activist and author Peter Abrahams died in January 2017. He will be revered for his contributions to the anti-colonial struggles in Africa and the Caribbean.
The official Angolan broadcaster, or Emissora Oficial de Angola, under construction between 1963-67.
Fernão Simões de Carvalho
February 15, 2017
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
Fokofpolisiekar’s lead vocalist Francois van Coke.
A pioneering documentary about South African punks, Fokofpolisiekar, doesn't only focus on the band, but also illuminates the evolution of the documentary form.
Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring a goal at Afcon 2017. He plays his club football in Germany for Borussia Dortmund.
January 24, 2017
The sheer number of top African footballers playing in foreign leagues is one of the most notable trends of the current Africa Cup of Nations tournament. It has an impact on the African game too.
Berlin’s cult nightclub, Berghain, is guarded by bouncer, Sven Marquardt, who has become a celebrity in his own right.
January 22, 2017
Both Berlin and Johannesburg are at the centre of their respective countries' night cultures. Both cities have undergone fundamental social transitions since 1990.
Activists, New York City Pride Parade (2016)
In a year with demands of writing and editing a memoir, inspiration can be found in photography.
Today, the causes of many phobias are as inscrutable as ever – but they were only 'invented' in the 19th century.
January 10, 2017
Spending a year living life as David Bowie gave me a better understanding of the pop icon’s mind and work.
Sikhumbuzo Makandula’s ‘Ubuzwe II’, 2016, Digital photograph: Inkjet on Epsom Ultrasmooth. The mural kaSebe/Sebe’s Lip (2011) is by artist Buntu Fihla.
December 13, 2016
In an image-saturated world, it can feel like we are beyond being moved. But five exhibitions in South Africa's Eastern Cape province in 2016 managed to capture memory and ego in exactly the right proportions.
The cover of Childish Gambino’s album ‘Awaken my love’.
December 12, 2016
In a gloomy year filled, a number of artists with an Afrofuturist perspective gave hope with inspired works of art.
Meat is a popular food choice all over the world.
December 11, 2016
Is meat murder?
Simply calling on people to eat less meat is not very useful. The consumption of meat, after all, is embedded within numerous social and cultural practices. But changing diets can benefit the planet.
Swartberg House in the Karoo, designed by Jennifer Beningfield, Open Studio.
December 7, 2016
Buildings, thinkers, books, films and works of art can ask central questions about how to live on this planet and its consequences.