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A South African home is a masterclass in African modernism


Embedded within the sprawling backdrop of the mesmerising South African coast is a rural retreat that has undergone quite the design refit. Part of a small beachfront community, La Belle Vue is the fruit of a creative collaboration between a duo of Cape Town practices, interior design group OKHA and Bomax Architects. The house, which belongs to a native international executive, was revitalised to ‘provide a place of sanctuary and repose’, states OKHA, from the owner’s busy working life.

The two firms worked closely to realise a new harmonious lease of life for the concrete construct. The project commenced with an exterior overhaul by Bomax Architects, who created new outdoor spaces by connecting each of the three levels with the exterior facade. Now increasingly open to the…

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A Gay, African-American Urbanite Finds a Home in Rural Iowa



Because I am a gay, African-American man in an interracial marriage with kids, perhaps we were seen as expatriates of a sort, viewed with skepticism …
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Help me bring my beloved Munchkin home‚ says South African leaving Lagos


“I’ve only really got this week left to raise the money … I am looking at different families at the moment. I’ve got two American families and one Nigerian family that have children.”

Lourenco bought Munchkin in October last year when her driver was taking her home after she went grocery shopping. They were driving down a street in Lagos known for pedlars selling various goods‚ including puppies.

“Many times you see men holding up little puppies in the sun … Usually‚ expats are the ones who buy these dogs from them‚” she said.

She saw a man shaking and berating a dog and Lourenco told her driver to stop and asked the man how much he wanted for the dog.

The man said he did not want to sell the dog and was taking him “to the…

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A NEW EXHIBIT FROM SAVANNA TO SEA

San Diego Zoo’s Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks spotlights the amazing biodiversity found on the African continent, with unusual and striking animals ready for their rise to fame. Our lineup of amazing animals will have you starstruck!

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African-Americans and home schooling: 'A way of freedom'



More African-American families, particularly in the South, are home schooling because of the lack of black history in public school curriculums as well …
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Libya remain top of Group E after drawing South Africa at home – Punch Newspapers


Libya forced a 0-0 draw with South Africa in Durban Saturday to remain Group E leader in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition.

When the mini-leagues draw was made, former African champions Nigeria and South Africa were installed as favourites to fill the two places available for the finals in Cameroon.

But with two of the six qualifying rounds completed, Libya lead with four points, South Africa and Nigeria have three each and the Seychelles are pointless.

Algeria-born coach Adel Amrouche said he hoped the goalless stalemate at Moses Mabhida Stadium in the Indian Ocean port city would bring joy to the Libyan people.

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