Tag Archives: south africa

Pieter Hugo: State of confusion

Pieter Hugo’s exhibition, Kin, captures a South Africa caught between a troubled past and uncertain future.

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.

Brexit: an uncertain separation

The date of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is drawing ever nearer. What this exactly will entail and how it will affect South Africa is yet to be seen, but the UK says that, regardless, it is pushing for closer economic ties with Africa.

Discovering Pafuri, a hidden corner of the Kruger, on foot

Exploring the Kruger National Park’s extraordinary Pafuri region: a land of fever tree forests, ancient baobabs, dramatic gorgeous and stunning wildlife.

Rediscovering Durban’s grand dame, the Oyster Box Hotel

Every city of substance has an iconic hotel to match. Durban is no exception.

Encountering the ancient history of Mapungubwe

Site of the oldest kingdom in southern Africa, this magical national park also has an abundance of wildlife and beautiful views.

Saddling up: an African horseback safari

An invigorating alternative to the conventional bush breakaway.

Durban: green shoots of a renaissance

Although regeneration of the inner-city is chequered, there is still plenty to enjoy in South Africa’s third city.

Conversations with my soul: an interview with Igshaan Adams

From the archives: a chat I did five years ago with 2018’s visual artist of the year.

Coal mine canary Brett Murray shows the elephant in room

The artist Brett Murray chats about his show Again Again, a profoundly personal response to the South Africa’s turbulent political milieu.