Why Visit Durban

21st May 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Known as South Africas “friendliest city” Durban has to be one of South Africa’s best quest secrets! To me it is the middle man between Joburg and Cape Town, it’s a laid back yet busy city that is not too expensive. Durban combines an exciting mix of urban Afro- Indian culture and is slowly but surely becoming the place to…

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Radio Africa: Bringing a taste of the motherland to its Brazilian offspring

15th May 2019 BY Bobby

Born in Bahia Outside of Africa, Brazil has the largest black population in the world. Inside of Brazil, Bahia state has the biggest Afro-Brazilian population. So, what better place than Salvador, Bahia, for the birth of the first African FM radio show in Brazil.  Conceived in 2007, Radio Africa is part of the programming of Educadora FM radio station, a…

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Africans can’t afford to be tourists in their own continent

7th May 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Don’t you find it weird that Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport yet us that have European passports can waltz into most Africans countries visa-free?????? But most importantly don’t you find it weird that our own people cannot even afford to be tourists in their own countries…

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Seychelles; The Paradise Island

26th March 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Not many people know this (which is extremely surprising to me but then again I pride myself in knowing a lot about my home continent) but Africa is surrounded by a number of breathtakingly beautiful Islands – there is more to it than the big 5 and safari trips! Today I’m bringing you everything you need to know about the…

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Is Ecotourism Important in Africa

7th March 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

For those of you who don’t know, the definition of ecotourism according to the International Ecotourism Society is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” As a sub-sector, ecotourism is one of the fastest growing sub-sectors worldwide, reporting growth of between 10 – 15% annually. I strongly believe that…

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Africa Expo Showcase Of African Culture and Commerce Coming to Kensington Olympia in June 2019

16th January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

WISH Africa is delighted to announce its first expo at Kensington Olympia. Exploring six sectors – art and design, fashion, real estate, and architecture, travel, food and drink, and technology – the expo will showcase a globalized and modern African WISH Africa is delighted to announce its first expo at Kensington Olympia. Exploring six sectors – art and design, fashion,…

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I Asked Non Africans What They Know About Africa

24th December 2018 BY Amanda Masuku

In a recent conversation with a fellow South African, I came to the realisation that there were a lot of things that we felt we needed to set straight about the way people viewed where we come from. The main complaint was “we have to be extremely patriotic in order to even be a part of the conversation“. It seems…

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Benin: A Journey into the Heart of Black Africa with Koffi Koko (2018, Dec 29-2019, Jan 12)

21st September 2018 BY aroni.calles

Benin Sacred Dances, medicine for 21st century’ Souls Ouidah Beach Koffi Koko invites us to meet his country, the former Dahomey. This experience wants to share Dance beside that expose Koffi’s point of view on Africa. Koffi Koko is known as one of the pioneers and most prominent representatives of Modern African Dance. The animistic ritual Nago and Yoruba dances learned…

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Top 10 Happiest Countries In Africa

4th September 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations has compiled a World Happiness Report based on 6 factors; GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. Here are the top 10 happiest countries in Africa. 1.  Algeria The biggest role Algeria’s ranking was GDP per capita followed by social support.…

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