The Best Chef Awards were launched last year in Poland. South African Chef, Chantel Dartnall has won the Best Chef Lady Awards. She owns the Restaurant Mosaic in Pretoria, where she’s the Head Chef. Chantel has indeed enhanced South Africa’s status as a gourmet destination on the international culinary.
How do you tell Africa’s story when enemies and allies feed of Africa’s misconstrued image. Nathalie Munyampenda argues that it is urgent for Africans to reclaim its socio-political landscape.
South African actress Thuso Mbedu has been nominated for the 2017 International Emmy Award for the best performance by an actress. She is the only African nominated. Congratulations Thuso, the whole continent is rooting for you.
Three students from Ghana’s All Nations University Benjamin Bonsu, a PhD student in Applied Science for System Engineering, Joseph Quansah and Ernest Teye Matey were involved in a two year project that saw them design, assemble and test Ghana’s first satellite GhanaSat1. The satellite was recently launched and it has made waves not just on the continent but all over the globe. Congratulations to the trio for making Ghanaians and Africans proud.
Nigeria’s Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid took home the BET Best International Act: Africa in a fiercely contested category. The 2017 BET Awards were held on June 25, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony celebrated and honoured achievements in entertainment music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
South African president Jacob Zuma appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the first woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal since the court’s existence in 1910. Justice Maya replaces Judge Lex Mpati who retired in 2016. This Is Africa wishes her all the best in the disposition of her duties.
The Caine Prize for African Writing, currently in its 18th year, released the 2017 shortlist. This year’s shortlist seems to have taken a cue from the 2015 debate over inclusivity and includes a few relatively unknown names. The list includes three Nigerian writers, a South African and a Sudanese.
Carson Huey-You a 14-year-old boy has become one of the world’s youngest university graduates. He was just 11 when he began studying physics at Texas Christian University, also taking courses in Mathematics and Chinese. Carson is the youngest person to graduate in the University’s 144 year history. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and will return to TCU for his Master’s in Physics.
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been in the news of late and it’s been for all the good reasons. From a New York Bestselling book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, to his recent swanky acquisition, a $10 million house, The Daily Show host is now a TIME magazine ‘next generation leader.’