Pidgin Perfect have teamed up with African film researcher Natalia Palombo, in an exciting collaboration with the British Council's Connect ZA project, and Creative Scotland to deliver the project, The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities: A Festival of African Storytelling, Film & Design, as part of World Design Capital 2014 in Cape Town this May.
From Johannesburg to Cape Town and even further afield … Continue Reading ››
Xhosa Names and Meanings
in a series of animated ect by South African graphic designer and illustrator Thandiwe Tshabalala
Way back, when apartheid was taking place in South Africa, parents used to give their kids English names so that white people wouldn’t have to struggle pronouncing African names. Most people born during the times of … Continue Reading ››
Interview with photo retoucher and photographer Juan Stockenstroom from Cape Town, South Africa
Most photo retouchers have a bad reputation for setting impossible beauty standards for the world, do you think this criticism is fair? How is the work that you do similar … Continue Reading ››
South African photographer Pieter Hugo examines themes of home, homelessness and familial relationships throughout South Africa.
"an engagement with the failure of the South African colonial experiment and my sense of being 'colonial driftwood' ... South Africa is such a fractured, schizophrenic, … Continue Reading ››
May 2014 will see the launch of African Metropolis at cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, tells urban tales about life in African metropolises. Screenings start on 9 May
at The Bioscope in Johannesburg
and on 30 May
Theatre in Cape Town
. African … Continue Reading ››