I am an African

I am an African

I Am An African

I am an African
Not because I was born there
But because my heart beats with Africa’s
I am an African
Not because my skin is black
But because my mind is engaged by Africa
I am an African
Not because I live on its soil
But because my soul is at home in Africa

When Africa weeps for her children
My cheeks are stained with tears
When Africa honours her elders
My head is bowed in respect
When Africa mourns for her victims
My hands are joined in prayer
When Africa celebrates her triumphs
My feet are alive with dancing

I am an African
For her blue skies take my breath away
And my hope for the future is bright
I am an African
For her people greet me as family
And teach me the meaning of community
I am an African
For her wildness quenches my spirit
And brings me closer to the source of life

When the music of Africa beats in the wind
My blood pulses to its rhythm
And I become the essence of sound
When the colours of Africa dazzle in the sun
My senses drink in its rainbow
And I become the palette of nature
When the stories of Africa echo round the fire
My feet walk in its pathways
And I become the footprints of history

I am an African
Because she is the cradle of our birth
And nurtures an ancient wisdom
I am an African
Because she lives in the world’s shadow
And bursts with a radiant luminosity
I am an African
Because she is the land of tomorrow
And I recognise her gifts as sacred

Wayne Visser © 2005

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Experience an African Safari – LIVE now

Experience an African Safari – LIVE now

#safarilive

Jump onto a LIVE, interactive African safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to explore the African wilderness in safari vehicles and on foot. Together, we will search for everything from elephants and lions to flowers and landscapes.

Interact with your guide by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream located to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, 01 May:
The Sunrise drive runs from 06:30 – 09:30 local time, which means start times of 00:30 EST, 21:30 PST, 05:30 in the UK [BST], 06:30 in Central Europe, and 15:30 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:00 – 18:00 local time, which means start times of 09:00 EST, 06:00 PST, 14:00 in the UK [BST], 15:00 in Central Europe, and 00:00 Sydney time.

Every week, on a Saturday Sunset Safari we bring you safariLIVES – a weekly catch up with all our favourite Big Cat stars. Catch safariLIVES from 16:00-18:00 local time, which means start times of 10:00 EST, 07:00 PST, 15:00 in the UK [BST], 16:00 in Central Europe, and 01:00 Sydney time

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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Black Panther

Black Panther

Joburg Ballet

The incredible global success of ‘Black Panther’ has placed Africa at the epicentre of contemporary popular culture. For centuries, this continent has been eroded and exploited by the forces of colonialism and globalisation. Through the fictional nation of Wakanda, the film gives us a glimpse of how Africa might have prospered had these forces never existed. Although we can never change our past, ‘Black Panther’ shows us how important it is to protect and preserve our African-ness now and for future generations.

Joburg Ballet jumped at the opportunity to incorporate a Wakanda-inspired episode into our #BreakingBallet series. It features the indomitable Monika Cristina, Kitty Phetla and Claudia Monja as Dora Milaje warriors, laying down a challenge to any would-be adversaries of African culture. Visit Joburg Ballet HERE

dreaming again

dreaming again

Jeremy Loops
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African singer and songwriter.

Say we could go where our dreams are realized
We make the little sacrifice
It’s a secret hallelujah
Paradise with all its hidden sights
Has to question it sometimes
I just want to see it clearer
When it feels like

There’s nowhere to run, run, run
There’s nowhere to hide
From the hurtful divide in this world
There’s nowhere to run, run, run
Run, run, run, run away

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

On this road your beliefs can fade away
I’m only offering what I may
I just hope we find it sooner
Not alone, we’ve all felt out of place
Just a shade in the human race
And I can look right through ya

There’s nowhere to run, run, run
There’s nowhere to hide
From the hurtful divide in this world
There’s nowhere to run, run, run
Run, run, run, run away

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

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