6 South African Classic Films Worth a Watch

Despite all the hardships that South Africa has faced over the last few decades, the country has always maintained a stellar film industry, and has even produced a number of classics that are still just as entertaining today as they were twenty or thirty years ago. While many of...

5 Museums In Africa Worth Visiting

Africa is a land like no other: overflowing with culture, history, food, entertainment, and so much more, there are very few other continents that can quite contend with the vibrant multiculturalism that Africa has to offer. Those who find themselves travelling through the continent may want to take the...

African Influences on Modern Art From Around The World

The continent of Africa, specifically the country of South Africa, is a place of many firsts. The first human cultures, the first use of tools, and the first art that world has ever seen. Cave paintings dating back tens of thousands of years can be found dotted around the...

The Best Photographers in Africa

Historically, the most prominent photographers who captured images from Africa were those from Europe and the United States which meant that the continent has been chronically mispresented in photography for many decades. In recent years however, a new breed of African photographer has emerged and they are finally getting...

6 SA Films Which Premiered at Cannes 2018

The Cannes Film Festival, founded in 1946 as the International Film Festival, brings Hollywood movie stars and international cinema to the French Riviera annually. This year, the Cannes Film Festival took place from 8th-19th May with Cate Blanchett as the jury president and Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, took...

African Creatives Promoting Afrofuturism Through Design

According the Oxford Dictionary, Afrofuturism is “a movement in literature, music, art and design featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture”. Considered to be the latest buzzword, Afrofuturism perfectly encapsulates the rapidly emerging creative scene across Africa and these creatives are considered...

The Best Contemporary African Writers

Africa is culturally and ethnically diverse and this is most evident in the multifaceted literature which has emerged from the continent. Through dealing with a wide range of social issues from women’s rights to post-colonial existence, these contemporary African writers have cemented themselves amongst the best writers of our...

Breakthrough African Fashion Designers You Should Know

While African aesthetics are becoming more prevalent in mainstream spaces, there aren’t many African fashion designers known by mainstream audiences. Even though financial backing is limited, African designers are rising through the ranks and shaping the way we look at African fashion on a global scale. Instead of attempting...

Exploring the Controversy Surrounding Inxeba

Even before the release of Inxeba (The Wound) people seemed to be up in arms. While it released in January 2018 in South African cinemas, people had already been talking about it for over a year and it won dozens of awards at film festivals around the world and...

Top African Contemporary Artists to Watch

Africa’s contemporary art scene is paving the way for the next generation through a list of vibrant artists who display profound conceptualisation and deft aesthetic innovation. These artists aim to garner awareness for Africa’s socio-economic struggles through their work and offer a slice of the continent’s diverse beauty and...