There are two histories of dagga in South Africa – the one of criminalising it and the other of the state trying to make money off it.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 39th in the recently released Times Higher Education (THE) list of the 200 most international universities. These institutions collaborate on research across the world, have a strong reputation globally and have a high proportion of international students and staff.
To remember, celebrate and honour one of the world’s best-known child HIV/AIDS campaigners Google today published a doodle, dedicated to the late South African AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson. Celebrating Nkosi’s remarkable legacy, Google said the “Doodle honors the life and legacy of a voice of change heard by millions around the world”.
Support for European soccer clubs is defining relationships between spouses.
Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge, Egypt’s Mo Salah, Ghanaian reggae-dance hall artist Shatta Wale, Ivory Coast former Captain Didier Drogba, and South Sudanese Raptors lead scout, Sarah Chan are among the many Africans who have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. RIP Kobe, you’ll always remain a legend.
The basketball, and sporting world has lost a giant with the death of legend Kobe Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash.To remember Bryant, we celebrate his life and rich legacy through his words.
A new literary magazine, Lolwe, founded by Kenyan writer Troy Onyango was launched on the 23rd of January 2020. Onyango has received support from writers on the continent including Nigerian author of Season of Crimson Blossom, Adam Abubakar Ibrahim, and Zimbabwean author of House of Stone, Novuyo Tshuma
South African comedian Trevor Noah received three nominations at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards. Nominees are honoured for black excellence in all areas of the entertainment industry, including film, television, literacy and music.
This Is Africa spoke to Ghanaian photographer, David Daka who is behind the viral images of a group of beautiful black women, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, who came together to celebrate their friendship, and journey through life. TIA also spoke to a member of the sorority.