Author: Colin

The Of Soul and Joy photography project (OSJ) is launching the 3rd edition of its photo festival on the 14th September 2019 at Buhlebuzile secondary school in Thokoza. The festival is organised in partnership with the Rubis Mécénat cultural fund and Easigas. Launched in 2012, the OSJ project provides a platform for young people in […]

By Kate Ryan NEW YORK, September 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.S. National Football League is ready to embrace and support open LGBT+ players, football veteran Ryan Russell said on Friday after coming out as bisexual. The defensive end who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers came out in an essay […]

THE SPY, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, is inspired by the real-life story of former notorious Mossad agent, Eli Cohen, who successfully goes undercover in Syria and ultimately changed the course of Israel’s history.

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday proposed legislation to protect people who express their religious faith outside of the workplace, a few months after Rugby Union international Israel Folau was sacked for posting on social media that hell awaited “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers”. Attorney-General Christian Porter said the proposal would allow […]

  Producer, Tony Ross has been building up to his new baby ‘Beatsography‘ for quite some time and it is evident through his long list of A-list collaborators why. The 15-track album which was preceded by ‘Mosa’ (ft. Cynthia Morgan) and ‘Ah!’ (ft. Olamide and Magnito) also features future hits with the likes of Vanessa […]

I am a social scientist who spends her working hours trying to find ways to strengthen the land rights of low-income people who live in rural areas around the world. I have seen people overcome obstacles that once seemed insurmountable. Because of this, I also believe many of the world’s pressing problems are solvable. That […]

August 19, 2019

For those fans who have been wondering where The Kiffness’ music is online, worry no more as his previous albums ‘KIFF‘ and ‘Soul Safari‘ are now back on digital stores. The Cape Town muso recently took matters in his own hands when he purchased his own masters and is now fully independent. ‘Soul Safari’ boasts […]

LONDON, United Kingdom, August 15, 2019/ — Activists and political leaders targeted ahead of “16 August” protests; Two activists abducted and severely tortured; Amnesty International calls on authorities to exercise restraint on protesters. An escalating crackdown against human rights defenders, activists, civil society leaders and members of the opposition, including abductions and torture, is underway […]

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, August 14, 2019/ — Mauritius is firmly established as a favoured destination for South African travellers, and now the Indian Ocean island is attracting visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi .Intra-African tourism is increasingly attractive for Africa’s emerging middle class and increasingly important for African economies. […]

Eugène Ndereyimana (left) and Constantin Tuyishimire (right). © 2019 Human Rights Watch   (Nairobi) – A journalist and an opposition member from Rwanda are still missing one month after disappearing in separate incidents. Their loved ones have not heard from them, and the authorities have revealed nothing about investigations. Eugène Ndereyimana, an opposition member with the unregistered Forces […]

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