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Merriam-Webster reveals 2023 word of the year

Merriam-Webster has chosen "authentic" as its word of the year for 2023, citing a substantial increase in searches for its definition. According to CNN, the heightened interest is attributed to talks about truth, facts, AI, celebrity culture, identity, and social media. Celebrities like Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and Elon Musk have also contributed to the popularity of the term by highlighting the importance of being "authentic" in any given situation.

todayNovember 28, 2023 4


This runway model is campaigning against gender-based violence in the fashion industry

Driven by a passion for humanitarian causes, runway model Sharon Okubo is championing a campaign that uses fashion to fight gender-based violence in Kenya. Atieno Odera, bird story agency Entering Watamu town in Kilifi County, north of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean, it is immediately apparent that an awareness of gender-based violence is widespread. The ‘RED CARD CAMPAIGN FASHION SHOW’ advertised loudly on a billboard at the town's entrance displays […]

todayNovember 27, 2023 2

World Fashion Week


South African models shine on global stage at World Fashion Week in Dubai

It is no secret that South Africa is full of talent. We have witnessed and celebrated a bevy of talented people in our history. While talent is everywhere, the opportunities are sometimes few and far between. Not anymore! CEO and Chairperson of 33 and Me Talent Agency and Producer of The International Arts Talent Showcase is changing things up and giving local talent a platform to showcase and utilise their […]

todayNovember 15, 2023 1


Frigid Leap of Faith Spawns First Date in Darkly Humorous New Book

First Date is a fast-paced continuation of the saga of two people — Jack and Aria — who find the right person in the wrong circumstances. Readers witness the immediate aftermath of Jack’s failed attempt at ending his life and follow him as he spends the next 8 hours getting a free ambulance ride to the hospital, being watched by the deputy who tased him, avoiding a psych exam and maybe […]

todayNovember 14, 2023 1


Africa’s Fashion Sector Primed for Global Leadership

By Bonface Orucho via BirdAfricaNoFilter Africa’s young, innovative, and growing population, a rising middle class, rapid urbanization, and increased government support are some of the factors fueling the African fashion sector, according to a new UNESCO report. The report, 'The Fashion Sector in Africa: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Growth,' unveiled on October 26 during the 13th edition of the Lagos Fashion Week, shows that “the continent holds all the cards […]

todayNovember 2, 2023 1


Bank Windhoek supports the NBS to host The Nutcracke

Between Wednesday, 25 October and Saturday, 28 October 2023, the National Ballet School (NBS) performed Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek. Sponsored by Bank Windhoek, the performance sold out for five consecutive nights. Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer of Marketing and Corporate Communication Services, Jacquiline Pack, said Bank Windhoek regards the Arts as a fundamental expression of the human spirit. “This experience knows no bounds and […]

todayNovember 2, 2023


Youth Theater Festival Victory for Windhoek Gymnasium

Windhoek Gymnasium Senior Primary School made a noteworthy appearance in the Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival with their captivating drama production, "Pluk vir my ‘n Reënboog." This enchanting and joyful play about a girl and her imaginary friends delves into the profound consequences of excessive social media usage among children, shedding light on the loss of childhood creativity and the importance of friendship. "Pluk vir my ‘n Reënboog" earned […]

todayOctober 30, 2023 2