Over 4 billion years ago, scientists say the earth was a ball of burning gas spinning through space. Super-heated gases could escape into space at first. However, as the planet cooled, gravity held the gases together to form the early atmosphere. It took millions of years for the first masses of land to appear after […]Read more "A trip to the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg"
The formation of a political system and the structuring of society on the foundation of racial segregation started long before the formal introduction of apartheid in South Africa. The ideology of having a separate society was introduced in 1910 with the Union of South Africa by Barry Hertzog, who was a Boer general during the […]Read more "A visit to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg"
The Women’s Jail at Old Fort Prison in Johannesburg was as violent and degrading on human dignity as the male prison. Officials at Old Fort denied Black, Indian, and Coloured prisoners adequate sanitary pads, and rationed food according to race. They also enforced harsh labour and punishment for dissent on these groups of prisoners. Apartheid […]Read more "Take a Walk Through Constitution Hill in Johannesburg (Part 2)"
Former South African President Paul Kruger built Old Fort Prison in 1893. He did this as a way to deal with rising crime in the mining town of Johannesburg. In 1896 after the Jameson raid by the British military, the prison became a military fort for the British. After much fighting over the fort during […]Read more "Take a Walk Through Constitution Hill in Johannesburg (Part 1)"
Welcome to Jamestown, which is home to a Ga community of fishermen. This town was previously one of many slave trading posts in West Africa. According to Nat Nuno-Amarteifio, architectural historian and ex-mayor of Accra, Jamestown began with the erection of James Fort by the British in 1673. The fort was the last European trading […]Read more "Visiting Jamestown in Accra, Ghana"
North Africa is a region that is rich in history and culture. It was home to powerful Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, was one of two exit points for populations that migrated from Africa to various parts of the world and later became home to powerful civilizations such as the Romans, Arabs, Greeks and Phoenicians. The […]Read more "Cuisine of North Africa"
If you’re looking for authentic African hand-made products from Southern, Central and West Africa, then the Rosebank Art and Craft Market, situated in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is the place to visit. The market offers hand-made products ranging from traditional fashion accessories to painting and home décor. Products are made South Africa, Ghana, Congo, Cameroon, Malawi, Kenya, […]Read more "The Rosebank Art and Craft Market in Johannesburg"