Tag: South Africa

Zakifo festival breaks away from the norm

Zakifo is a live music event that attempts to bring together cultures and people from Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, Australia, and beyond. It is the sister festival to Sakifo, a similar music festival that takes place on Reunion Island. Launched last year in Durban, South Africa, Zakifo gathers international musicians from across the world… Read More

South Africa’s virginity scholarship stirs up controversy

For the past week, there has been a storm over the introduction of the Maiden’s Bursary Award in the Uthukela district of KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. The award, a college scholarship uniquely for certified virgins, was pushed by mayor Dudu Mazibuko in order to encourage girls to focus on their education while remaining “pure”. The… Read More