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  • Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries across the world have invested around $12tn in response measures to save lives and support critical economic structures. As the pandemic wears on, those funds are being stretched increasingly thin, with governments forced to make difficult fiscal trade-offs. In developing regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, where health systems are less advanced and require a higher share of limited resources, those trade-offs can lead to areas that pose less immediate socioeconomic risks being overlooked. Areas such as education. By Dr Edward K. Brown
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    Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again

    After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

    By Katerina Antoniou 14 hours ago

    Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect

    Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

    By Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 Apr 2021

    SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist

    Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

    1 Apr 2021

    Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

    Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

    30 Mar 2021

    2021 Bic Art Master on the lookout for MEA's most exceptional ball pen artwork

    Entries for the 2021 Bic Art Master competition are open until 31 May 2021. The competition, now in its fourth year, is on the lookout for talented ball pen artists to submit their exceptional artwork for an opportunity to be named the Art Master of the Middle East and Africa.

    29 Mar 2021

    Fame Reel Africa 2021 to showcase continent's best in film, arts, media and entertainment

    Fame Week Africa 2021 is set to showcase the continent's best in film, arts, media and entertainment from 13 to 15 September 2021...

    25 Mar 2021

    RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

    RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

    18 Mar 2021

    World's first space hotel set to open in 2027

    Called Voyager Station, the project will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation which describes itself as "the world's first large-scale space construction company"...

    17 Mar 2021

    What to expect from the virtual and physical 2021 Fashion Without Borders

    The 2021 Fashion Without Borders (FWB) will be held virtually and physically at the Hilton Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg from 23 to 26 March.

    17 Mar 2021

    All the 2021 Oscar nominations

    The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas live from London...

    16 Mar 2021

    Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?

    The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

    By Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

    All the 2021 Grammy Award winners!

    The 63rd Grammy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, hosted by Trevor Noah the event saw live performances from Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and more, as well as awards handed out in 83 categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

    15 Mar 2021

    3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industry

    With the right preparation, specialist destinations can benefit from an expected increase in demand...

    By Jaeyeon Choe and Michael Di Giovine 8 Mar 2021

    2021 Golden Globes: All the winners

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2021 Golden Globes from separate locations - the Rainbow Room in the Rockerfeller Centre in New York and the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles respectively - on 1 March...

    1 Mar 2021

    2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit to be held online for free

    The 2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit will be held online for free via www.ongea.biz from 22-24 February.

    19 Feb 2021

    2021 MTN Bushfire goes hybrid with digital, live experiences

    MTN Bushfire has announced that its 2021 instalment, MTN Bushfire 2021 Hybrid Festival Series, will include digital and live experiences throughout the year.

    17 Feb 2021

    CD Baby expands international artist services team to Africa, appoints Sakhele Mzalazala

    CD Baby has appointed music business manager and independent music advocate Sakhele Mzalazala to lead its expansion into southern Africa.

    16 Feb 2021

    Playtex factory liquidation leaves hundreds without work in SA

    Hanes South Africa, which holds the licence to manufacture, sell and distribute Playtex underwear in SA and other African countries, filed for voluntary liquidation...

    10 Feb 2021

    Azelda Olivier wins SA National Award for Sony World Photography Awards 2021

    Azelda Olivier has won the South African National Award for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The National Awards programme is an initiative set up by the World Photography Organisation and Sony to support local photographic communities around the world, with 53 countries taking part this year...

    10 Feb 2021

    All the 2021 Golden Globe nominations

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson announced the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes - as selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...

    4 Feb 2021

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