Tag Archives: South Africa

28Aug/23

John Wick: Chapter 4 and All Quiet on the Western Front are Motion Picture Winners at the 10th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 10th Annual LMGI Awards tonight. The Motion Picture winners were John Wick: Chapter 4 (filmed throughout Berlin, Paris, New York City, Japan and Jordan) and All Quiet on the Western Front (filmed in Czech Republic and Germany). The Television Series winners were “1923” (filmed in Montana, South Africa, Malta and Kenya), “The White Lotus: Season 2” (filmed in Sicily, Italy) and “The Last of Us” (filmed around Alberta, Canada). Icelandair Stopover “Easy to Stop, Hard to Leave” (filmed in Iceland) won for Commercial and The Alberta Film Commissions and Calgary Economic Development for “The Last of Us” (filmed around Alberta, Canada) was awarded the Outstanding Film Commission Award. The awards ceremony and reception took place at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica before an audience of 400, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. This year also marks the LMGI’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading

25Jul/23

Women storm climate leadership

By Alister Doyle | Climate Correspondent

July 25, 2023 /Environment/ — Since it was set up in 1988, the U.N.’s prestigious panel of climate scientists has been led by men – a Swede, an Anglo-American, an Indian and a South Korean.

That 35-year all-male run may end this week when governments pick a new chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at a meeting in Nairobi from July 25-28. Continue reading

07Jul/23

Why is the mining of Sugilite controversial in Zambia?

July 7, 2023 /Environment/ — Sugilite is a relatively rare cyclosilicate mineral with a complex chemical formula of KNa₂(Fe, Mn, Al)₂Li₃Si₁₂O₃₀. It is typically found in shades of pink to purple, but can also be colorless, pale pink, or reddish violet. Sugilite crystals are rarely found and the form is usually massive. It has a hexagonal crystal system and a Mohs hardness of 6 to 6.5.

Sugilite is named after the Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi (1901-1948). It was first discovered in 1944 in the Iwagi island in the Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Since then, it has also been found in other countries, including South Africa, Russia, and the United States. Continue reading

21Jun/23

Europe cannot survive without Africa

June 21, 2023 /World/ — The statement that “Europe cannot survive without Africa” is a bit of an exaggeration. While Europe does rely on Africa for a number of resources, it is not entirely dependent on the continent. However, it is true that Africa plays an important role in the European economy.

Here are some of the ways in which Africa contributes to the European economy: Continue reading

19Jun/23

‘Kenneth Kaunda Children of Africa Foundation’ and the ‘Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Public Lecture’ brief history

June 19, 2023 /Politics/ — The Kenneth Kaunda Children of Africa Foundation was founded in 1989 by former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. The foundation’s mission is to “provide care, support, and education to children orphaned by or affected by HIV/AIDS.”

The foundation is headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, and has offices in several other African countries. It operates a number of programs, including: Continue reading

13Jun/23

Is Elon Musk Zambian, just asking

June 13, 2023 /Technology/ — Elon Musk is not Zambian. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Canadian mother and a South African father. He moved to the United States when he was 17 years old to attend college.

The confusion may have arisen because Elon Musk’s father, Errol Musk, once owned an emerald mine in Zambia. However, Elon Musk has never lived in Zambia and has never claimed Zambian citizenship. Continue reading

08May/23

The Mbale

The Mbale family is a royal family from Malawi and Eastern Zambia. They are the descendants of Mbale, a Yao chief who ruled over the area in the 18th century. The Mbale family has a long and rich history, and they have played an important role in the development of Malawi and Eastern Zambia. Continue reading

01May/23

International Jazz Day 2023 Worldwide Celebration Concludes with Extraordinary All-Star Global Concert

The 12th annual International Jazz Day came to a thrilling close with a spectacular All-Star Global Concert featuring performances from Beijing, Beirut, Johannesburg, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna and beyond. The All-Star Global Concert showcased celebrated jazz artists including Cyrille Aimée (France), Ambrose Akinmusire (USA), Thana Alexa (Croatia), John Beasley (USA), Dee Dee Bridgewater (USA), Musekiwa Chingodza (Zimbabwe), Emmet Cohen (USA), Kurt Elling (USA), Oran Etkin (Israel), Tom Gansch (Austria), Christian McBride (USA), Sérgio Mendes (Brazil), Marcus Miller (USA), Thandi Ntuli (South Africa), Dianne Reeves (USA), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Somi (Rwanda) and many others. Continue reading

24Apr/23

Sudan: violence between army and militia is a symptom of an old disease that is destroying Africa

Paul Jackson, University of Birmingham

A three-day ceasefire to mark the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Fitr in Khartoum appears to be dead in the water as fighting continues in the Sudanese capital. According to the World Health Organization, more than 330 people have been killed over the past week. Now, with reports emerging that arms are being sent from Egypt and Libya, there are growing fears the situation could develop into a civil war that could draw in regional powers.

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