The so-called township economy is a potential gold mine and could generate prosperity and jobs from within. Thuletho Zwane investigates how communities could be the solution Continue reading The gold mine on the corner: How to grow a township business
There has been some criticism of the current REIPP procurement programme most of which is centered around the lack of black participation and the full cost of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables Continue reading Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme: who benefits?
There is no reason for Africa to be a net food importing region, spending $35 billion annually on food imports. Continue reading Agriculture will create jobs for youth in Africa
Mathe says he worries he will end up like his friends who have tertiary qualifications but have fallen into the trap of “nothingness”. Continue reading Young graduates fear falling into trap of ‘nothingness’
the attacks against migrants were not necessarily because of hatred but rather internal community politics. Continue reading Community leaders promise peace after xenophobic attacks
In a quest to find a South African artist of Chinese origin, I spoke to art industry experts, including gallery owners, art journalists, artists and academics to find out why there is a scarcity of Chinese South African visual artists. I came across some interesting Chinese art pieces. Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Chinese-inspired art in Joburg
This is a summary of a conversation I had with Raimi Gbadamosi, a Wits professor and contemporary British conceptual artist and writer whose work address themes of identity and art theory. Continue reading A conversation with Prof Raimi Gbadamosi
None of the galleries had work by South Africans of Chinese descent Continue reading Searching for a Chinese SAn visual artist
Nothing good came out of today’s meetings. I am starting to think this project wasn’t well thought out. Is it not possible to write about the Johannesburg Chinese community without concrete information from them? I mean, why not, the West has been writing about Africa without bothering to ask for the African opinion. My feature article was meant to look at the consumption of art … Continue reading Confucius says boredom is the mother of creativity
The day started off well, there was a plan in place. We were to go to Hyde Park and meet with Emma Chen, a Taiwanese restaurant owner and art collector who moved to South Africa in the 1980s. Emma spoke to our class a few weeks ago about her experiences in South Africa since the 1980s. She explained the manner in which she dealt with … Continue reading What is ART and who decides?