Increasingly, people opt for non-traditional relationships, but is there space for multiple lovers to have their polyamorous relationship legally recognised and protected in South Africa?
Thomas Mapfumo says Zimdancehall artists need the Queen’s grammar book or else they will forever be stuck in the ghetto of the music world. But Stanely Mushava says, the Chimurenga guru might want to nuance his criticism of young dancehallers a bit.
Travelling helps to broaden horizons and change ingrained perceptions which makes it a necessary endeavour for the liberated African youth. Jessica Nabongo is showing the world what African tourism and digital nomad-ism looks like. She is “on a mission to become the first black woman to travel to all of the countries in the world”.
May 17th is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and this year the global theme is “Alliances for Solidarity”. The theme aims to strengthen alliances towards the LGBTQI+ community so as to ensure safety, lobby for legal change, and/or campaign to change the hearts and minds of the masses.
In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa men who have sex with men encounter stigma and prejudice when accessing health services.
The Caine Prize for African Writing has released the 2018 shortlist. The prize awards the best short story by an African writer in the English language. The shortlist showcases a diversity of themes and a wealth of literary talent. Congratulations to Nonyelum Ekwempu, Stacy Hardy, Olufunke Ogundimu, Makena Onjerika and Wole Talabi on being shortlisted.
Fela Kuti’s critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
Kanye West’s statement that slavery was “a choice” has caused an uproar. Surprisingly the comment was supported by many people but the remark continues being challenged by critics. Kanye’s statement shows an ignorance of the history, structure and legacy of slavery and racism.
Egyptian football star, Mohammed Salah recently made news off the field for his philanthropic work. The footballer bought land and paid for a sewage plant to be built, to supply his village with clean water. The remarkable deed by the Liverpool striker has been hailed by many across the continent.