Category JOURNALISM

Martin Meredith on Africa’s tumultous history and staggering wealth

An interview with historian and journalist Martin Meredith whose book, The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour is a sweeping, magisterial and eloquently detailed account of the continent’s history.

On the campaign trail with Mmusi Maimane

In the run-up to South Africa’s 2014 general elections, I joined Mmusi Maimane — then the Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng premier candidate — for a morning on the campaign trail. Five years later it still offers clues about the head of the official opposition.

Walking the Camino: a reinvigorating retreat-in-motion

Walking the Portuguese Camino, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, is an opportunity for reflection and rejuvenation.

Lisbon: an exquisite art adventure

Lisbon has so much to offer, including bountiful art, gorgeous food and beautiful design.

Learning to let go: discovering the zen of surfing

A few life lessons discovered while on (and falling off) a surfboard in Indonesia.

Unwind as time slows down at Pel’s Post in Pafuri

The newest and most exclusive lodge in northern Kruger National Park is a bush-lover’s paradise

Eswatini budgets for change

Eswatini’s new finance minister is trying to put the country on a new economic path. He may meet resistance along the way.

Gay rights in Africa: “one step forwards, one step back”

Though there are signs of progress towards tolerance, life for sexual minority groups in many African states remains legally and socially difficult — and downright dangerous in some regions.

Porto — where the hordes are smaller and the delights are huge

From grand architecture, melodious symphonies to drool-worthy cuisine, this compact Portuguese city has it all.

Summertime in Berlin on two wheels

Cycling offers an ideal way to explore the city where the Wall provides a constant reminder of history and the surprisingly warm lakes refreshment after a sweaty workout.