African Renaissance Festival 15-16 August 2019



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23/05/2018, 03:17 PM

Celebrating Twenty Years Of The African Renaissance Festival

The 20th edition of the African Renaissance Festival will be hosted at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from the 24 to 26 May 2018. The annual event has been described as...   More

23/05/2018, 03:00 PM

Mr Willies Mchunu, Premier of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal - Welcome To The 20th African Renaissance Conference And Festival

It is a special honour and privilege for KwaZulu-Natal Province to host delegates from the whole continent and the diaspora. It is with pride that we host you in this province at the time when the country is...   More

23/05/2018, 02:52 PM

Cllr Zanele Gumede - Celebrating The African Month

Cllr Zanele Gumede, eThekwini Mayor We are celebrating the African month shortly after the death of a great national and international leader, Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela. We lowered our flags in salute...   More

23/05/2018, 02:51 PM

Prof Sihawu Ngubane - Celebrating A Journey Of Pilgrimage

Prof Sihawu Ngubane, Chair of the African Renaissance Festival Organising Committee On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to convey our pleasure and pride in hosting the African...   More

23/05/2018, 02:25 PM

African Renaissance Festival 2017

The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival was hosted at the Durban ICC from the 25 to 27 May 2017. The Festival included a two-day conference, with the theme of "Innovation and Transformation...   More

23/05/2018, 02:11 PM

Sibusiso Ndebele -The Coming Together Of Minds

Mr Sibusiso Ndebele, Chairperson and founder African Renaissance Festival The year 2018 marks the 20th edition of the African Renaissance Festival. It also marks the Centenary Celebrations of the lives of our...   More

23/05/2018, 01:58 PM

The Annual African Renaissance Gala Banquet - A Prestigious Event

The annual African Renaissance Gala Banquet has become well known as one of South Africa's most prestigious events attended by a wide variety of VIP guests from business and government. The celebratory...   More

23/05/2018, 01:26 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa - Meaningful Work Experience

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Youth Employment Service (YES) in March 2018, at the Riverside Incubation Hub in Fourways, Johannesburg. The YES initiative aims to see more than one million young South...   More

23/05/2018, 01:08 PM

Mzisi Magosa - A Proud Ambassador

Mzisi Magosa is an enthusiastic ambassador of the African Renaissance Festival. Magosa was born and attended school in rural Umbumbulu. He is an actor and a gospel singer and is proud to have performed for...   More

23/05/2018, 12:53 PM

Martin Sanne - Towards The 4th Industrial Revolution

New and emerging technologies are fundamentally changing our world in ways previously unimaginable. Technology driven innovation has always caused business models to go extinct. Some companies couldn't evolve...   More

23/05/2018, 12:46 PM

Significant Share

KwaZulu-Natal's manufacturing sector enjoys a significant share of the South African economy and is the second largest in the country with nearly a third of manufactured exports being produced here. The sector...   More

23/05/2018, 12:32 PM

Judy Stuart - Shaping The Future Of Farming

The Future Farmers Foundation is a recognised role-player in shaping the future of farming. The brainchild of Judy Stuart, previously a Howick dairy farmer, the unique social programme aims to cultivate the...   More

23/05/2018, 12:21 PM

MEC Weziwe Thusi - Enhancing Skills Development Initiatives

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development MEC Weziwe Thusi launched a learnership programme in partnership with the Services SETA in February 2018. Over 500 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in...   More

23/05/2018, 12:09 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa - Wheels Of Investment In Motion

President Cyril Ramaphosa set the wheels of investment into South Africa in motion at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London in April. He used his keynote address at the forum to punt his newlyappointed...   More

23/05/2018, 12:08 PM

Point Development

To position Durban as an attractive City to live, work and attract more investment, eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede, recently hosted the sod turning ceremony for the R300 beachfront promenade extension...   More

23/05/2018, 11:54 AM

KZN Ebandla Campaign

The KZN Ebandla campaign is a welldevised, well-organised 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 Homecoming...   More

23/05/2018, 11:54 AM

Youth International Scholarships And Bursaries

For the last three years, and again in 2018, speakers at the annual African Renaissance Festival have promoted the opportunities that are available to students and scholars through obtaining bursaries and...   More

23/05/2018, 11:46 AM

Promoting Scholarships

Annually, the KwaZuluNatal 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

23/05/2018, 11:34 AM

European Union And South Africa

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+...   More

23/05/2018, 11:08 AM

SA And EU Join Forces

The Department of Small Business Development and the European Union Delegation to South Africa launched the Employment Promotion through SMME's Support Programme in April 2018. A vibrant small business sector...   More

23/05/2018, 10:26 AM

Belgium - The VLIR-UOS Scholarships Academic Year 2019-2020

VLIR-UOS receives funding from the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD). The DGD dedicates 5% of its funds to university cooperation for development, for partnerships and exchange between Belgian universities...   More

23/05/2018, 08:59 AM

Australia Awards

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

23/05/2018, 08:50 AM

Opportunities To Study In China

In 2010, When China had only 265,090 international students, the Chinese Government launched a national program to increase the number of international students, Study in China 2020. The goal is to host...   More

23/05/2018, 08:34 AM


The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme offers about 12 scholarships annually for a one year Master's degree in Ireland. "This fellowship was set up in 2012 in honour of the late Professor Kader Asmal, who...   More

22/05/2018, 05:36 PM

Paula Louw - Hungary : A Unique Study Experience

Hungary - it is a relatively unknown and uncharted European country to most South Africans. Indeed, many of the Hungarian people I have met since my time here have asked me questions such as "Why on earth did...   More

22/05/2018, 05:28 PM

The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

An agreement has been signed between the governments of South Africa and Hungary, offering 100 scholarships per year between 2017 and 2019, to South African students for study at participating public...   More

22/05/2018, 05:16 PM

Study In Japan

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

22/05/2018, 04:56 PM

Minenhle Mbandlwa - Lessons From The Land Of The Rising Sun

Not a single person returns to their home country the same as they left. In this article I would like to share some of the amazing lessons I have brought back home from Japan. When I first travelled to Japan I...   More

22/05/2018, 04:41 PM

Poland : Investing In Education

The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme enables free education as part of masters studies at a higher education institution supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and is currently...   More

22/05/2018, 04:35 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

22/05/2018, 04:12 PM

Study In The United Kingdom

The British Council is the United Kingdom's (UK) international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The UK welcomes over 400 000 international higher education students each...   More

22/05/2018, 02:55 PM

United States Of America

The first step to undergraduate and graduate study in the United States is to find a college or university that best fits your needs. A bachelor's degree is usually completed in four years of full-time study....   More

22/05/2018, 02:26 PM

Sasasa Dlamini - My Study Experience At Harvard

I have really enjoyed my experience in my first year academically. At first, it was a difficult transition to adjust to. There was also a great deal I needed to learn really quickly in order to cope well....   More

22/05/2018, 02:19 PM

Waheeda Peters - Lukhozi Obtains Editorial Internship In USA

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) forms an integral component for students completing their qualifications at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). For Sandile Eugene Lukhozi, obtaining an internship at the...   More

22/05/2018, 02:18 PM

Nduduzo Ndlovu - World Summit

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) student, Ntuthuko Mchunu is excited to be selected as one of the young emerging leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit, where he will share best...   More

22/05/2018, 02:09 PM

A Musical Celebration

The African Renaissance Concert on the 26th of May at the Durban ICC Arena at 6.30 pm is a highlight event of the festival programme and will pay a musical tribute to the Festival's twenty-year legacy. This...   More

19/04/2018, 08:39 PM

Annual African Renaissance Festival Report

The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival was hosted at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) from the 25 to 27 May 2017. The Festival included a two day...   More

08/06/2017, 04:37 PM

The 19th edition of the annual African Renaissance Festival- Conference Programme

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 includes a two...   More

06/06/2017, 04:01 PM

Rapelang Rabana - Rekindle Learning

Rapelang Rabana is the innovative founder behind Rekindle Learning, a company looking to improve education in Africa by turning people's compulsion to check their phones into an opportunity to learn. Founded...   More

06/06/2017, 04:00 PM

Shonisani Manyaga - An Eye Opening And Fascinating Experience

Shonisani Manyaga completed his Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics) at the Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) located in Perth, Western Australia in 2016, with outstanding...   More

06/06/2017, 04:00 PM

Gugu Mjadu - Attracting Clients

Gugu Mjadu provides her five top tips for young entrepreneurs looking to land their first client: Decide who the client is: The first step in attracting and growing a client base is defining exactly who the...   More

06/06/2017, 03:59 PM

Lunga Ntuli - Hard Work Opens Doors

Lunga Ntuli, Sports motivational speaker and author We were told that you cannot concentrate or think straight with an empty stomach. Guess what; we have used the very same hunger to dream big. It the same...   More

06/06/2017, 03:58 PM

65 Bursaries Awarded To DUT Students

At an event hosted by the Durban University of Technology on 8th May 2017, the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) Chairperson of the Board, Dr Sakhile Ngcobo has urged the MKI bursary recipients from the Durban...   More

06/06/2017, 03:57 PM

Entrepreneur's Passion For Farming Breeds Success

Loyiso Pepeta, owner of Copperfield Farm in Kokstad, lives by these words, "Do what you love and love what you do," The dairy is the result of a dream Pepeta, 44, had and which was fulfilled by Ithala...   More

06/06/2017, 03:56 PM

Lira - An Inspiration

Songstress Lira has become a huge inspiration to the young people of South Africa. She has established herself as the foremost female artist in South Africa and a formidable presence on the global music scene....   More

06/06/2017, 03:55 PM

A South African Experience For Dutch Students

The Royal HaskoningDHV office in Umhlanga recently hosted a group of six students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The students were on a three month study visit to complete a...   More

06/06/2017, 03:54 PM

Sasasa Dlamini - A Step By Step process To Harvard University

Sasasa Dlamini from Westville Boys' High School is the proud recipient of a place at Harvard University in the United States, which is fully funded. Sasasa will first spend a general year studying a range of...   More

06/06/2017, 03:53 PM

Study In The United States Of America

The first step to undergraduate and graduate study in the U.S. is to find a college or university that best fits your needs. A bachelor's degree is usually completed in four years of full-time study. As in...   More

06/06/2017, 03:52 PM

The Fulfillment Of A Lifelong Goal

Masters student in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Menzi Bhengu, was recently awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to study for his...   More

06/06/2017, 03:50 PM

Study UK : Discover You

The United Kingdom (UK) welcomes over 400,000 international higher education students each year, and it's easy to see why. Sitting at the top of the world rankings, UK universities have a reputation for...   More

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