The Hub’s film crew is growing

The current unemployment rate in Lesotho averages 28%, with youth unemployment at an estimated 38%. With projects like film making and photography, The Hub aims to capacitate young people with digital media skills that will help them to pursue employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. The Hub’s film crew has started shooting a short film based onContinue reading “The Hub’s film crew is growing”

Weekend Workshop: Storytelling

From October 14-15, The Hub hosted Lineo Segoete for a weekend workshop on storytelling. Day one started with a brainstorm with participants on ideas, who then created timelines of their own stories, and shared them for feedback. From there, participants started developing their own stories while working in groups, and received feedback from Lineo onContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Storytelling”

The Hub at #BareLitFest2016

On Saturday 10th December, a group of seventeen members and volunteers of The Hub travelled to Maseru to spend the day at the 2016 Ba re e ne re Literature Festival. We had a wonderful day of listening to inspiring talks and discussions. We also had the chance to meet writers and guest speakers fromContinue reading “The Hub at #BareLitFest2016”

Introducing Job-Ready-Fridays at The Hub!

The Hub is happy to announce that in November 2015 we will be launching Job-Ready-Fridays! They days with special activities geared at providing our members with skills, motivation and inspiration! Job-Ready-Fridays will take place every Friday. The day will be split into two main sections: Skills Sessions will be held from 11am to 2pm. TheContinue reading “Introducing Job-Ready-Fridays at The Hub!”

The Future of Arts Education: Notes from Johannesburg

Originally posted by Ba re e ne re By Lineo Segoete I had the honour of being invited by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg to attend the Creatives Make It Happen conference at University of Johannesburg between 8-10. Thereafter I attended the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)Regional Conference on Arts Education from 11-13 March where IContinue reading “The Future of Arts Education: Notes from Johannesburg”

Skate or die – Culturing a new lifestyle for Lesotho, the mountain kingdom

A small bunch of youth have revolutionised the norm and introduced skateboarding to the streets of Maseru, the capital of Lesotho; a small country completely surrounded by South Africa. The life of an average child in the rural parts of Lesotho consists of herding livestock (mainly for boys and sometimes girls) and tending to choresContinue reading “Skate or die – Culturing a new lifestyle for Lesotho, the mountain kingdom”

Cultivating African Voices

Originally posted by Mahala By Lineo Segoete September 5-7, 2014 saw the beginning of a revolution in the politically tense mountain kingdom of Lesotho, with the re-birth of Ba re e ne re literature festival. Ba re e ne re means: “They say it was said…” (The equivalent of “once upon a time…”), and theContinue reading “Cultivating African Voices”

Ba re e ne re: Reigniting Lesotho’s literary culture

Originally posted by Mail & Guardian: Voices of Africa By Leila Hall Lesotho is an interesting place to be in at the moment. At the end of August, we made headlines worldwide, unfortunately for the wrong reasons. The news had nothing to do with the country’s many unique and positive qualities. There was no mentionContinue reading “Ba re e ne re: Reigniting Lesotho’s literary culture”

A beautiful flower wild and yet divine

By Lineo Segoete Curated by Ingrid LaFleur from Detroit, “Beware of the Dandelions” is an Afro-futuristic exhibition currently on display at Goethe on Main in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg. The concept was conceived by the Science-Fiction-meets-Hip Hop collective from Detroit; “Complex Movements”. It is a multimedia ensemble integrating photography, song-writing, graphics, video, music and text.Continue reading “A beautiful flower wild and yet divine”

Unsung heroes wow the masses

By Lineo Segoete Morija Museum and Archives (MMA) hosted a Heroes’ Day celebration at Renaissance Coffee and Café on 24th May as a precursor to the 2014 leg of the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival. Local band Major 7 set the tone for the evening while INI entertainment and the Bakehase reserved the consistency throughContinue reading “Unsung heroes wow the masses”