Tag Archives: South Africa

Generation Soweto

New Documentary to Explore South Africa’s Political and Social Climate From the Perspective of Four Millennials

'Generation Soweto' takes a look at South Africa's job market, technology, cost of living and more

‘Generation Soweto’ explores youth culture in Johannesburg and Cape Town through the eyes of four…

By Courtney Connley

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Alvin Ailey Dance Company Launches International Tour

Dancers to perform in South Africa, Paris, and Canada

Alvin Ailey dance Company set to perform in South Africa, Paris and Canada.

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Yegna: Ethiopia’s Sound of Change

Girl-band empowers women to become confident, educated, and self-employed

The multi-platform brand, Yegna, means “ours” in Amharic, and their message is all about…

By Brittany Dandy

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South African Tourism Launches Nelson Mandela-Inspired App

App re-creates global icon's journey for travelers

Today, South African Tourism launched the ‘Madiba’s Journey’ app, to make it easier for tourists…

By Kandia Johnson

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NBA Set for First Exhibition Game in Africa

August event being held as part of league's ongoing Basketball Without Borders initiative

Solidifying it’s global presence, the NBA will play an exhibition game in Johannesburg, South Africa…

By Michael Tolbert

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5 Things to Know About Jon Stewart’s Replacement Trevor Noah

What you should know about the rising South African comedian

Five things to know about South African comedian Trevor Noah.

By Courtney Connley

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5 of the Worlds Best Marathons for Your Bucket List

Check out some of the best adventurous marathons around the world

Running a marathon is one of the most popular activities on peoples bucket list.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Exploring The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela in South Africa

His life and legacy is an integral part of any visit to his homeland

A little over a year following his death, the world still is grieving over the…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Lil Jon Discovers His “Big 5” in South Africa

“What’s Your BIG 5?” is a new campaign aimed at re-defining the broad range of authentic and distinct experiences found only in South Africa

Have you ever been to South Africa?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Boardroom to the Bush: Suit Up and Safari Through South Africa

Sun International is making it especially easy for business travelers heading to Johannesburg to see more than just the inside of a boardroom

Enjoy the adventure after working hard on your vacation

By Kimberly Wilson

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How One Black Entrepreneur ‘Powers’ Obama’s Africa Strategy

President Obama's Africa strategy has moved forward as other countries invest more into the continent.

Power Africa was the centerpiece of Obama’s message: “Let’s do business.”

By Derek T. Dingle

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Nelson Mandela’s Granddaughters Land Reality Show

The show debuting February 10 will show, among other things, the sisters shark cage diving

‘Being Mandela’ takes viewers into the lives of one of South Africa’s most influential families

By Makkada B. Selah

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The National Stadium, just outside the township of Soweto in Johannesburg.

In South Africa, the African Cup of Nations Is Big Business

Travel, advertising and hospitality are on full display at Africa's marquee tournament

South Africa is currently hosting the African Cup of Nations.

By Darren Sands

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Africa Unveils $100B Jobs Plan

President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting criticism that he hasn't done enough to stem the country's economic distress.

President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting criticism that he hasn’t done enough to stem the…

By Black Enterprise

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African Union Elects First Female Head

South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma now leads

South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma now leads

By Makkada B. Selah

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From designers to photographers, these five fashion industry professionals have taken their culture and influences from Africa abroad, creating a competitive niche and finding success in the international fashion industry. ---Sirita Wright

Talents from the Diaspora: 5 African Fashion Professionals Blazing a Trail

From photographers to designers, these heavyweights take success abroad

From designers to photographers, these industry heavyweights have brought success from shores of Africa abroad.

By Sirita Wright

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Interracial Ad Sparks Controversy in South Africa

A recent political poster causes a stir in the post-apartheid nation

A political ad created by the student wing of the Democratic Alliance party, which shows…

By Sade K. Muhammad

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In the News: Millions of Children Receive Free School Meals; First Class Graduates From Oprah’s School and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Nelson Mandela turns 93 (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In the News: Nelson Mandela Turns 93; UConn Alumna Fights for 13-Year-Old Prodigy and More

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Why Michelle Obama’s Africa Trip Matters

The Root columnist says First Lady is inspiring model for young women emerging from apartheid

The Root columnist explores the impact of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to post-apartheid Africa,…

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Why Black America No Longer Exists

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eugene Robinson talks about the 'Disintegration' of the Black monolith

Author Eugene Robinson has sparked debate with his recent book, ‘Disintegration: The Splintering of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Prison Break  	On February 11, 1990, Mandela was freed from prison after serving 27 years behind bars in Victor-Verster Prison in Paarl, near Cape Town. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for treason, so the release came as a surprise. Few can forget the image of him walking hand-in-hand with his then-wife, Winnie, into the surrounding pack of overjoyed supporters.  He later addressed a crowd of 50,000 people on the balcony of Cape Town’s City Hall. "Our struggle has reached a decisive moment. Our march to freedom is irreversible,” Mandela said.

Top 10 at 10: 10 Ways Nelson Mandela Changed History

10 memorable moments from the revered political leader's life

BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 ways the South African revolutionary changed history.

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Mandela Released From Hospital; Will Smith & Jay-Z in Business; Egypt Can’t RT

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital Friday after a…

By Janel Martinez

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Keep in Mind

Three considerations for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the South African economy

Craig Allen, senior commercial officer for the U.S. Embassy, commercial section, offers tips for American…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business In … South Africa

Be aware of the risks and rewards this country offers

About 9,000 miles from American shores, Georgia native Mary L. Harris calls the shots. As…

By Alan Hughes

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Doing Business in South Africa: Caveats and Resources

There's money to be made in South Africa�if you can contend with the risks

In less than 10 weeks, the eyes of the world will be on South Africa.…

By Alan Hughes

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South Africa Tour 2010 In Pictures

A pictorial account of the country that will host the largest sporting event in the world, the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Black Enterprise Senior Photo Editor Lonnie C. Major and I were fortunate enough to be…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Doing Business in South Africa: Taking Ethnic Haircare Back

J.M. Products is accomplishing what's been lost in the U.S.�ownership in the black hair industry

Mary L. Harris is doing her own thing and accomplishing in South Africa what was…

By Alan Hughes

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Doing Business in South Africa: Call Him Mr. Flexible

Gizmos CEO Greg Marchand stresses thorough planning�and a willingness to adapt

Greg Marchand is founder and managing director of Gizmos LLC, a communication, computer and technology…

By Alan Hughes

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Doing Business in South Africa: One CEO’s Formula

Detroit native Christopher Whitfield shares key challenges for entrepreneurs

Detroit native Christopher Whitfield’s typical day is not unlike any other entrepreneur. He gets up…

By Alan Hughes

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Journey to South Africa

We visit the country as it prepares for a new role on the world stage as host of the FIFA World Cup

It’s an interesting time to be in South Africa. Some 16 years after apartheid, this…

By Alan Hughes

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South Africa Welcomes the World for Premier Soccer Event

Star athlete encourages U.S. support

As famous for its captivating landscapes as it is notorious for its tumultuous past, South…

By Aisha Sylvester

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