African Renaissance Festival 15-16 August 2019



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06/06/2017, 03:48 PM

Kyria van Soelen, Durban University of Technology - Imphendulo Workshop

The Department of Architecture at the Durban University of Technology hosted an International iMphendulo Workshop in May 2017, which brought academics and students from Gdansk, Poland, and Koblenz, Germany to...   More

06/06/2017, 03:47 PM


HE Mr Andrzej Kanthak - Ambassador of Poland to the Republic of South Africa is committed to continue to focus on investment in the education of young people, especially those from KZN. This commitment follows...   More

06/06/2017, 03:46 PM

Study In Mauritius

As part of its commitment to promote capacity-building at high level across the continent, the Government of Mauritius is awarding scholarships to deserving students who are resident citizens of member states...   More

06/06/2017, 03:45 PM

New Zealand Scholarships

There are a range of scholarships available to international scholars for study in New Zealand. You may also wish to check the scholarships office of the education institution at which you wish to study. New...   More

06/06/2017, 03:44 PM

Nozipho Zwane - A Cultural Experience

Nozipho Zwane recently returned from completing her master's degree in international relations at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Nozipho's roots are in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal and she went to school...   More

06/06/2017, 03:43 PM

Study In Japan

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as undergraduate, research...   More

06/06/2017, 03:42 PM

Economy Think Tank

Graduate education in Korea is well-respected throughout the world. The Korea Development Institute (KDI) is a Korean Government economic think tank. The KDI School was founded as an affiliated educational...   More

06/06/2017, 03:41 PM

India : Study Schemes and Capacity Building

The African Scholarship Scheme (ASS) is offered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the cultural arm of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, to South African nationals. Each...   More

06/06/2017, 03:40 PM

Foreign Bursaries In Europe

Austrian scholarships are available for students, teachers and researchers in southern Africa. The Summer University of Vienna offers an international summer study programme, including European Studies and...   More

06/06/2017, 03:38 PM

European Union and South Africa : Cooperation In Education And Training

There has been a longstanding cooperation in education and training between the European Union and the Republic of South Africa. The European Commission is responsible for the running of the Erasmus+ Programme...   More

06/06/2017, 03:36 PM

Lulama Zono - Summer School At Shanghai Maritime University

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the Shanghai Maritime University in China have signed a memorandum of understanding where they agreed to have a working relationship that would be beneficial to...   More

06/06/2017, 03:35 PM

African Leaders

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Programme will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a Master's degree in public administration, public policy or public finance at a...   More

06/06/2017, 03:34 PM

Campus : China

The Chinese Government offers scholarships for South African students to study at Chinese institutions. The scholarship may be awarded for postgraduate (Masters, PhD or Post-doc) or non-degree Chinese language...   More

06/06/2017, 03:33 PM

Professional Development

The Australian Government offers prestigious development scholarships to South African professionals through Australia Awards. These comprise Masters-level study at an Australian university and Short Courses...   More

06/06/2017, 03:26 PM

African Union Commission Scholarships for 2017

The African Union Commission offers full scholarship opportunities at the Pan African University to all Member state of the African Union for the 2017/2018 academic year. Applicants from African countries and...   More

06/06/2017, 03:25 PM

KZNYIS Team at Work

Annually, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education conducts district-based career exhibitions throughout the Province. The aim of the exhibitions is to provide information to Grade 11 and 12 learners about...   More

06/06/2017, 03:22 PM

Lelo Nkosi - Brand Ambassador

Lelo Nkosi, the reigning Miss eThekwini Municipality (2016-2017), has been appointed brand ambassador for the KZN Youth International Scholarships and Exchange Programme.Nompumelelo Patience Nkosi - popularly...   More

06/06/2017, 03:07 PM

Ebandla Campaign

The KwaZulu-Natal Ebandla campaign is a well-devised, wellorganised and sustainable marketing campaign to promote our Province as a place of choice in which to work and live. Based on the concept of the...   More

06/06/2017, 03:06 PM

The KZN Youth International Scholarships Website

The KZN Youth International Scholarships and Exchange Programme website was launched on the 7 October 2016 by the KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu. Often the question is asked, "What...   More

06/06/2017, 03:05 PM

Mr Sibusiso Ndebele - African Renaissance Festival Founder

Mr Joel Sibusiso Ndebele is the founder of the African Renaissance Festival. The origins of the African Renaissance Festival may be found in the desire for the African people to assert themselves. There is no...   More

06/06/2017, 02:53 PM

Mr Sihle Zikalala - Driving Economic Growth

Mr Sihle Zikalala, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal unpacks the policy of Radical Economic Transformation. Mr Zikalala says, "Our call for radical economic...   More

06/06/2017, 02:33 PM

Prof Sihawukele Ngubane - Celebrating Opportunities

A very warm Durban welcome to all delegates who are attending the African Renaissance Festival 2017. As in the last two years, the theme 'Entrepreneurs of Africa' shapes the content of 19th edition of the...   More

06/06/2017, 02:32 PM

EThekwini Mayor Cllr Zanele Gumede - Mayor's Welcome

On behalf of eThekwini residents, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest welcome to all delegates to the African Renaissance Festival 2017. The theme "Entrepreneurs of Africa" is closely aligned to the key...   More

06/06/2017, 02:29 PM

KZN Premier Willies Mchunu - Uplifting The People Of Africa

As the provincial government we want to express our appreciation on behalf of the more than 11, 1 million people who reside in this province. We are all excited that you are here to discuss possible solutions...   More

06/06/2017, 02:19 PM

African Renaissance Festival 2017

The 19th annual African Renaissance Festival reminds us of the long struggle for freedom, justice, power, peace and sustained socioeconomic progress in our lives and in the world. The African Renaissance...   More

24/05/2017, 06:45 PM

African Renaissance Festival 2017

The 19th annual African Renaissance Festival will take place from 25 to 27 May 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The African Renaissance Festival is held in May...   More

22/05/2017, 09:20 AM

The African Renaissance Concert

The African Renaissance Concert The African Renaissance Concert will be take place on Saturday 27 May at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban at 6.30 pm. The artists performing are AKA,...   More

20/05/2017, 06:43 PM

The African Renaissance Concert 2017

The African Renaissance Concert will be take place on Saturday 27 May at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban at 6.30 pm. The artists performing are AKA, Nasty C and Naima Kay. Both...   More

10/05/2017, 06:48 AM


Press release 10 May The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival will be hosted at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from the 25 to 27 May 2017. The...   More

05/05/2017, 08:30 AM


5 May 2017 The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival will be hosted at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from the 25 to 27 May 2017. The Festival...   More



AFRICAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 2017 The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival will be hosted at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from the 25 to 27 May...   More


Six Lessons from Kenya's Remarkable Cooperatives

About 63 percent of Kenyans earn their livelihood from cooperative enterprise, accounting for 45 percent of the GDP. Kenya has its own problems with inequality, yet it also holds lessons for those...   More


Will you Study further in 2017?

If you are planning to study further in 2017, now is a good time to start researching your options. Universities and colleges have started bringing out their Student Guides for 2017. Please note: Check the...   More


Foreign bursaries:Opportunities for South Africans to study abroad

There are a large number of bursaries, scholarships and grants available that provide financial support through for South African students to study abroad and in South Africa universities and academic...   More


South African Bursaries 2016/2017

The following alphabetical list is by no means exhaustive. Please check individually with each fund for full requirements, benefits and relevant application dates. ABSA provides the opportunity to fulfill...   More


Work towards your goals:Sharissa Muniappen

Sharissa Muniappen matriculated from Glenvista High School in Johannesburg in 2008. Sharissa Muniappen's passion to study medicine was set back by the limited spaces available to study in a South African...   More


Teeing off to America:Courtenay James

Courtenay James attended Crawford College La Lucia and matriculated in 2015. Courtenay applied and was offered a place at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, United States of America to study for...   More


Umlazi to Harvard:Mfundo Radebe

Mfundo Radebe matriculated from Crawford College La Lucia. Where will you complete your undergraduate studies and in what field of study? I will be completing my undergraduate studies at Harvard University,...   More


Crossing the Indian Ocean: Nithya Ramesh

Where did you attend school? Crawford Prep La Lucia (2004-2010) and Crawford College La Lucia (2011-2015) Where will you complete your undergraduate studies and in what field of study? I will be beginning...   More


An incredible Opportunity:Bongani Dladla

Bongani Dladla completed his schooling at Edendale Technical School in Pietermaritzburg. Bongani Dladla completed his undergraduate studies in civil engineering (cum laude) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal...   More


FINFund : Here is how SA entrepreneurs are using this funding platform: By Lebohang Thulo

With many entrepreneurs listing access to funding as one of their biggest challenges, the launch of infind, an online tool that helps business owners access funding from the private sector and the government...   More


Developing Entrepreneurs

The ABSA sponsored School Entrepreneurship programme, in association with the South African Institute for Entrepreneurship (SAIE), was launched in five provinces in January 2016 - Eastern Cape (East London),...   More


Life Long Learning

There are thousands of people in South Africa who want and need to learn new skills. Some are learners who are still at school or in college. Others are already employed but need to improve the skills that...   More


Education for Everyone

The acronym MOOC was adapted from the fast rising area of interest "Massive Open Online Courses". MOOC first started emerging in 2008 and over the last six years these courses have gained momentum. Currently...   More


Ethiopian Aviation Academy

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian Airlines has become one of the continent's leading carriers, unrivalled...   More



EThekwini Municipality will facilitate the training of 10 000 youth as artisans over the next three years. The estimated total cost of the project is R742.1 million which includes tuition costs, monthly...   More


Maritime School of Excellence

The Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) is an accredited training institution of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA); Transport Education and Training Authority; and the leading provider of...   More


How to be an ultra-productive entrepreneur:Luan van Rhyn

You probably look at other businesses and ask yourself how to be an ultra-productive entrepreneur all the time. Starting a business is an eventful exercise and you will most probably try and do a million...   More


The KBCC Entrepreneur competition:Akash Singh, President of the KBCC

The KwaZulu-Natal Business Chamber's Council (KBCC) The Entrepreneur competition was launched in support of the Small Business Development component of the KZN Economic Council's Social Accord Implementation...   More


Recycling - Good for the environment and economy

Recovered paper fibre has been used in South Africa as a raw material since 1920 and is a well-established waste stream with a recovery rate of over 60%. The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa...   More

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