Just two years ago, Rhodes University was energised by student activism, with protests, campus shut-downs and demands to transform the university and its culture. However, the university has swept away almost all evidence of this movement. For a so-called liberal institution, its heavy-handed response is alarming.
The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women.
The Evora Africa festival hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval in Portugal aimed to celebrate the ever-expanding wealth of Africa’s cultural heritage and uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world.
Ozwald Boateng unveiled his new ‘Africanism’ collection at Arise Fashion Week in April 2018. “I wanted to push that connection between my cultural roots and my design to the forefront, and I felt that there was a way that I could create an African aesthetic, but in a very modern way,” he wrote in Vogue.