Arts & Academia


Artwork in Braamfontein Honouring Women of Joburg

By Aditi Maheshwari

Liberty Du, popularly known as Faith XLVII (read as Faith 47) a South African interdisciplinary artist, recently completed the final installment of her iconic Mural Trilogy. Mural Trilogy has been seven years in the making to pay tribute to South African game-changers like Nelson Mandela, Yvonne Chaka Chakaand. Faith takes this golden opportunity to honour the women of Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and capital of Gauteng province.

Ten Exceptional Female Photographers Taking Center Stage in Africa

By Miracle Nwankwo

According to Matador Network, the black continent is a complex, dynamic, and ever-changing region, yet so often tourists and travellers manage to sum it up with very few similar photos that do no justice to the beauty of the continent. With the portraits of Africa on National Geographic, foreigners have been able to create a picture in their minds of what Africa looks like without visiting the continent, yet, “even a publication like that only has seen a slice of what this place has, is, and offers.”

Magda Mostafa – Harnessing the Power of Creativity as a Problem-solving tool

If you are attentive to the daily life happenings in society, you will likely observe that people are always left in awe and amazement whenever a person puts to work their human creative skills and imagination. No doubt, humans possess limitless creative potentials, which when sufficiently harnessed can proffer solution to the day to day issues they encounter. On the other hand, life problems will continue to linger until the solutions to life issues become clearer to the younger generation.

South Africa’s STEM Women – Leading a Younger Generation

The South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA), an annual celebration of women in science and technology, coordinated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) took place on the 23rd of August, 2018 in Limpopo. The awards profile women scientists and researchers who serve as role models for younger women, and encourage and reward younger women who have begun their careers as researchers and scientists.

Shirley Ann Jackson: A Rare Gem in Academic Robe

Early Life
Shirley Ann Jackson is a prominent physicist and university president who was born on August 5, 1946, in Washington, D.C. to George Hiter Jackson and Beatrice Cosby Jackson. Growing up, her mother would read her the biography of Benjamin Banneker, an African American scientist and mathematician who helped build Washington, D.C., and her father encouraged her interest in science by assisting her with projects for school. The Space Race of the late-1950s would also have an impact on Jackson as a child, spurring her interest in a scientific investigation.