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Welcome to Ponte City: the former slum skyscraper at the heart of Johannesburg’s renaissance

In just 40 years Ponte has gone from being an audacious experiment in skyscraper homes, to a crime-riddled de facto prison, to its current life as a trendy living location for South Africa’s ever-swelling middle classes. Featured in newspaper articles, photography exhibitions, documentaries and movies, Ponte symbolises the rise and fall and rise again of South […]

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Tesla’s renewable home battery could help Africa become the global centre for green energy

At the end of April, Tesla launched two batteries that could revolutionise Africa’s energy supply. Able to generate electricity from either the grid or renewable energy sources like solar power, Tesla’s batteries have been hailed for storing renewable energy for longer and at half the cost of current technologies. They even have enough energy holding capacity to power a […]

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Forget quinoa, try Teff – Ethiopia’s secret super food is going global

There’s a new ‘super grain’ making waves on the global food market. Teff is a gluten-free grain indigenous to Ethiopia and its tiny seeds are rich with calcium, iron, protein and amino acids. Ethiopians have been using teff to make injera since before the state of Ethiopia even existed but outside interest in this ridiculously healthy and versatile […]

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There’s a safari lodge in Botswana with its very own choir

A choir homemade at the Tuli Safari Lodge in Botswana are celebrating receiving their first royalty check after releasing their debut digital album on iTunes. The choir have long been know locally for their boisterous live performances and CD releases but now they’re seeking to market their music worldwide. The lodge set up the choir to raise funds for […]

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Meet the beach body ready bulls who ramble along South Africa’s wild coast

Never mind Protein World’s disturbing definition of ‘beach body ready’, there’s a herd of cattle in Pondoland, South Africa, who are taking regular trips to the seaside wearing nothing but their own rawhide. Photographer Christopher Rimmer has spent a year in the natural region studying the strange habits of the bulls, cows and calves who have been making daily visits to […]

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African start-ups are trying to build the perfect transport system

Africa’s rapidly developing socio-economic landscape provides fertile ground for tech-savvy business entrepreneurs. While the beautiful landscapes, ecosystems and feedback loops of mother nature seem to tick along with relentless rhythm, the matrix of homo sapiens networks is not quite so streamlined, or productive. As more African people gain access to the wonderful world of the Internet, more […]

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