Aniela Swider

  • Things You Didn’t Know About Post-Apartheid Afrikaans Culture

    By Aniela Swider, 4:00 pm AFKI Original

    The period after apartheid saw dramatic growth in the popularity of Afrikaans music. Possible reasons? Afrikaans speakers looked to music to represent pride in the Afrikaans linguistic and cultural heritage. Afrikaans music is one of the most popular and best-selling genres on the South African music scene. Afrikaans has been closely tied to apartheid. What happened to Afrikaans when apartheid ended? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about post-apartheid Afrikaans culture.

  • Smashing Stereotypes About African Women In Technology

    By Aniela Swider, 1:20 pm AFKI Original

    Many people — East Africans and foreigners — are unaware of the opportunities that exist in Rwanda, says Akaliza Kera Gara, Microsoft’s youth representative for East Africa. Gara hopes to change the idea that IT is a men’s field.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Post-Apartheid Coloured Culture

    By Aniela Swider, 12:46 pm AFKI Original

    Classified as “coloured” by the apartheid government, people of mixed black and white heritage have long lived in South Africa as a distinct group of people with a diverse culture and history. It is not uncommon to hear Muslim prayer summons in areas highly populated by coloured people. Practicing coloured Muslims take great interest in Middle Eastern events. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about post-apartheid coloured culture.