• Commemoration of #BHM with month-long run of “Paradise Blue”

    The U.S. Mission to South Africa is pleased to announce its support, through a grant of $100,000 (R1.4 mil), for the production of Paradise Blue at the Market Theatre, January 31 – March 1, 2020. To commemorate Black History Month, recognized each year in February, the U.S. Mission has partnered...

  • Graphic Designer delivers fresh perspective to the illustration world

    Upon enrolling at the Durban University of Technology, Empangeni born Lethuxolo Thwala had already figured his flair for animation and camera work, subsequently creating his own business called Lertoons. It started in his primary school years where he made Dragon Ball Z comic books for his peers that missed the...

  • Exotic sandals handmade from Hemp

    For many years South Africa has prohibited the recreational use of Hemp (Marijuana), as it is rather used for cosmetics and medicinal purposes. Earlier on in the year this changed due to the introduction of new law that allows citizens to use it in their homes even when many had...

  • Well grounded designer takes Nguni prints to the overseas market

    South Africa has witnessed many of the local designers take the global stage and excelling beyond imagination. They have opened doors for many aspirants who not only showcase designs but speak true activism through fashion. Their garments inspire change and often have a hidden yet loud and clear message. Siphelele...

  • ‘Steam Lady’ uses her homegrown skills to tackle unemployment

    Unemployment is a massive predicament South Africans face, with 29% of its citizens failing to secure employment. It mostly affects people from poverty stricken backgrounds, university graduates and the youth without secondary education. 24-year-old Ntombikayise Hlakodi has had her share of not being unemployed and that has persuaded her to...

  • eKasi extravaganza promoting local fashion

    Local Kasi designers being given a boost to compete in the lucrative fashion industry is something Ekasi Fashion Week strives to achieve. Different townships in and around the country are given a platform where they are able to showcase their design skills to the masses. This platform is created by...

  • Quickbites owner aims to employ thousands of people through business ventures

    Technology has paved the way for young people to cease opportunities and become innovative entrepreneurs. Online delivery services are making lives easier for the ordinary citizen that’s frequently on-the-go. With the introduction of international delivery and transportation services such as Uber, Taxify and Mr Delivery, these have prompted many local...

  • Law student trains himself to become a prominent photographer

    Images perceive distinct perspectives, such as moods, thoughts and feelings but it depends on how you view it and what it means to you. Andile “Ace” Ngcobo is a law student who found amusement in photography and now pursues a career in it. Since he could not study for it,...

  • Dunga’s car simulation technology for learner drivers

    Young people getting deprived of things that will better their lives and their communities is something black businesses nowadays are seeking to tackle. It is the youth doing their bit to ensure that others are on par with what is happening currently, not only in the country but the world...

  • eKasi experience with a vibe like no other

    Enjoy a family fun filled market that does not only seek to bring people together through fashion, art and music! Here is an event that also showcases eKasi’s finest cuisines by promoting various local food vendors whilst the crowd is enthused by local talent. Established in the year 2016 by...