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Schablonbilder på gott och ont

Schablonbilder på gott och ont

Det finns en uppsättning väl beprövade schablonbilder från utvecklingsländer. Det gäller nyhetsrapportering men kanske i än större utsträckning resejournalistik. Smutsiga storögda barn, hyddor bakom färgglada ...
6 websites you should read

6 websites you should read

Being an expert on something is not entirely about knowing every single detail. It is also about knowing where to find relevant information, being well-connected ...
Do you speak South African?

Do you speak South African?

South African English is not like any other English. Of course it is English, but it’s got its own characteristics and a lot of words ...
"I really want to contribute"

“I really want to contribute”

Abigail Mbalo is the dental technologist turned master chef – almost literally, in fact – and with her burning passion for trying to make a ...
Africa’s Year of Elections

Africa’s Year of Elections

On December 30 last year, around 40 million voters went to the polls in a hotly contended election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When ...
Letter from: Dar es-Salaam

Letter from: Dar es-Salaam

”He’ll be on time,” said the lady at the front desk at the hotel where I was staying. I’d been in Tanzania and Dar es-Salaam ...
"We started a small business"

“We started a small business”

The development of social protection programmes is something relatively new in Africa. However, in the last decade almost all African governments have set up some ...
It's Africa, not Disneyland

It’s Africa, not Disneyland

If only I’d had a penny for every time I've been on game drive with guests and someone, when seeing their first warthog, shouts: “Pumbaa” ...

The Year in Politics

It’s the time of the year when we start to look back at major events of 2018. From a political perspective there have been some ...
Why you should visit Majete

Why you should visit Majete

This post is part of a series about African safari destinations. Reading the title however, you’d be forgiven for thinking “Eeeh…Majete?” In fact, even if ...
”The unknown can be very rewarding”

”The unknown can be very rewarding”

The exact number of Zimbabweans who live and work in South Africa is not known, some say 500,000 others say many times more. Ronika Mutema ...
The slaves who built the Cape

The slaves who built the Cape

“You have entered the oldest surviving slave building in South Africa” reads a sign at the entrance of one of Cape Town’s most important museums: ...
My favourite eateries in Cape Town

My favourite eateries in Cape Town

It is the time of the year when we start to get quite a lot of queries about good and value-for-money-restaurants in Cape Town. Fact ...
Why you should visit Masai Mara

Why you should visit Masai Mara

Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the most famous and iconic safari destinations in Africa. The experience is very different from what you get ...
Enjoy the artisanal food trend

Enjoy the artisanal food trend

It all started with the opening of the Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock more than ten years ago. The fresh food and veggie market at the ...
How to: airplane etiquette

How to: airplane etiquette

Right, let's do this once and for all: there are certain rules when travelling intimately packed together with other people, most notably on airplanes. It ...

Crash Course to Zimbabwe’s Election

What is all the fuss about? This is the first time since 1980 (independence), that Zimbabweans go to the polls without Robert Mugabe as the ...
Happy 100th, Mr Mandela!

Happy 100th, Mr Mandela!

I had gone to bed early that evening. Completely knackered after a long day, I was half-asleep when I heard a WhatsApp tune from my ...
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