The People vs Patriarchy, a documentary about the factors underpinning rape culture, toxic masculinity and women’s experiences in South Africa, was released earlier this year, and it’s a gut-punch. The unflinchingly honest account of the state of gender relations in SA explores problems, searches for causes and provokes thought, but doesn’t provide easy answers.
Such is the style of Lebogang Rasethaba (35), the Sowetan-born filmmaker whose last full-length documentary, The People vs The Rainbow Nation, offered an equally searing portrait of South Africa two decades into democracy. It focused on the experiences of students of…
The story of how Nelson Mandela became the first President of the new democratic South Africa after being imprisoned for 27 years by the apartheid regime is an extraordinary one. To commemorate his centenary, both South Africans and international visitors are being asked to reflect on his life and indefatigable humanity, and find our own Madiba within. South African Tourism (SAT) and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have identified 100 must-visit Mandela sites across the country. The South African Department of Tourism says: “This initiative will promote travel and tourism through Mandela’s legacy.” In this vein, it urges people…
With long-haul flights that can be over 10 hours long in duration, it’s wise to prepare not only for the destination, but the journey there. It’s a matter of packing a few things to make your flight that much more comfortable and wearing clothing that will make you feel your best and ready to make the most of your holiday or business trip as soon as you touch down.
Here are a few tips to make your long-haul flight a great start to your journey:
Wear loose-fitting clothing
Sweatpants and tracksuits are the best travel gear. It’s important to wear loose clothing that won’t…
The 2018 World’s Best campaign by Travel and Leisure has ranked Cape Town 12th on its list of the best cities worldwide, as voted by its readers.
Popular tourist destinations have been ranked according to the scores submitted by global travellers as part of the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards survey.
According to their website, “Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.” The result was a list of 15 incredible global destinations.
At the top of the list is the city of San Miguel de Allende in the…
Known as The Place Where the Sun Rises, Mpumalanga holds a special place in many a heart. Whether the connection is based on protected spaces where wildlife can roam safe and free, the spectacular views accompanying almost every road, the rich cultural diversity or the hospitality of the local people, one thing is for sure: it’s a province that welcomes the world with open arms.
While Mpumalanga has fans from all corners of the globe, there is one group we hold especially dear.
“As we commemorate our greatest national icon, Tata Madiba’s 100th birthday later this month, we’d like to invite…
Marisah Nieuwoudt, VinPro’s Tourism Manager, chats to tourism specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs, about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier in the Western Cape on 17 October.
Marisah Nieuwoudt (MN): The conference is now in its third year. What was the original vision and how has it changed?
Margi Biggs (MB): My goal was to provide a forum to share best practices to ensure that the quality and standard of our tourism offering is world-class. The overall vision hasn’t changed. What has changed is the…