African Renaissance
Overcoming Africa’s Challenges
The African Renaissance is the concept that African people and nations shall overcome the current challenges confronting the continent and achieve cultural, scientific, and economic renewal.
Sunrise Botswana
What are is the relationship between the African Renaissance and Africa Alive Corridors?

The African Renaissance is well aligned with the Africa Alive Corridors project which tells the story of Africa along 20 heritage Corridors spanning the continent. Co-Author and Editor of the Africa Alive Corridor publications, Dr John Anderson, is exploring a partnership with the Institute for African Renaissance to develop a project that will promote the African Renaissance.

The Institute for African Renaissance Studies was established at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in June 2003. “The research and teaching objectives of the Institute, focused as they are on African Renaissance, are well aligned with the desire for people to help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations.”

The rebirth of an African Vision for Africa

As a first step in their involving “synnovation” (as John Anderson puts it) – an event was held on 5th May 2016 at the at the Institute’s Little Theatre.

See here for our post reviewing this event.

When once more the saying is recalled, Ex Africa semper aliquid novi! (Something new always comes out of Africa!), this must be so, because out of Africa reborn must come modern products of human economic activity, significant contributions to the world of knowledge, in the arts, science and technology, new images of an Africa of peace and prosperity.

Speaking at the United Nations University
9 April 1998

Thabo Mbeki

Former President of South Africa

Why does Gondwana Alive support African Renaissance?
Africa is the cradle of humankind and if we dig back into Africa’s past, there is much humanity can learn from to help build a World which celebrates diversity and makes sustainable use of our natural and cultural heritage to bring about environmental, social and economic renewal in Africa and beyond.

How does Gondwana Alive support Africa Renaissance Initiatives?

Gondwana Alive supports Africa Alive with promotion and contributions to publications.


Through our collaborative efforts in events such as the Little Theatre presentation, and by actively engaging in Projects focussed within the African continent.

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