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Hermanus’s Acclaimed ‘Moffie’ is Probably Not for Black Queers

SEKOETLANE PHAMODI For all its accomplishments, the success of ‘Moffie’ lies in creating a cinematic experience for which Black people are probably not the target market. Since its Johannesburg premiere, I have been unsettled by Oliver Hermanus‘s latest film, Moffie, loosely based…

Fashion and e-commerce: making it work for African designers

Emilie Gambade Around the world, lockdowns have had a devastating effect on countries’ economies, including the fashion and luxury sectors, with retailers having to close brick-and-mortar stores amid concerns about the health of employees and clients, high rent and vanished…

Omolola Olorunnisola: Here’s How To Help Your Children with Decision-Making

by Omolola Olorunnisola Daily living comes with making different decisions. Whether it’s what cloth to wear or what food to eat, decision-making is very much part of our daily lives. And you will agree with me when I say decision-making…

Nigerian ed-tech startup Traindemy reports 25% MoM growth in users

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup Traindemy, which gives people access to online courses provided by vocational and technical schools to help them acquire in-demand skills, says its user base is increasing in size by 25 per cent month-on-month. Launched in…

Micr.Pluto’s Latest EP Feels Like Tomorrow

THEMBA KRIGER South African producer Micr.Pluto’s Effervescent Lifeforms explores the sounds which laid the foundation for him, returning to the beat-driven production of his early years. A consistent and hard-working feature of Johannesburg’s left-field electronica scene, Micr.Pluto has been releasing his own take on…

The Mother-Daughter Duo Behind A New Inclusive Community Teaching Budding Professionals How To Better Engage At Work

By Forbes Edith Cooper, who spent more than 20 years as an executive at Goldman Sachs, knows what it’s like to stand out in a workplace. Being one of few people of color in a sea of white faces over…

Get Ready for the World’s First-Ever Pan-African Pride

A new pan-African virtual Pride event promises to draw on the “bustling, multi-layered, chaotically explosive reservoir of African queer narratives that the world ignores.” Pride Afrique, a live three-day event taking place August 14 through 16, will be broadcast in…

I made this: Self-expression through FanGirl’s non-gendered apparel

Rani Patel-Williams FanGirl is a non-gendered accessories and apparel label, established in January this year. I’ve always had a love of hand fans. However, I’d always been disappointed with the designs available, and it was hard to find prints that…

‘It’s unexplainable’ – Egbo on becoming first African manager to win a European title Kunle Fayiga

The former Nigerian goalkeeper made history in the most followed football continent in the world last weekend KF Tirana coach Ndubuisi Egbo has described becoming the first-ever African coach to win a title in Europe as “unexplainable”. The former Nigeria international made…

The age of exploration: when Africa discovered Spain

SIRIO CANOS DONNAY During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, encounters between African and Spanish kingdoms were largely a relationship of equals There is a persisting image of Africa as having always been subordinate to Europe to some degree –…