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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

9 June 2022

Ryanair accused of racism after requiring South Africans to prove nationality with a test in Afrikaans

Ryanair is being accused of racism after having asked South African passengers to fill out a test form in Afrikaans to prove their nationality. The measure, […]
12 August 2021

Nelson Mandela’s home is now a luxury boutique hotel

On August 1st, the former home of Nelson Mandela opened as a luxury hotel in South Africa. Located in the heart of Houghton, Johannesburg, the Sanctuary […]
15 July 2021

Orphaned baby rhino can’t stop hugging his adoptive mom

Although rhinos might seem intimidating because of their large size, they can become the most loving animals. That’s what happened with little Kabelo, an orphaned rhino […]
25 February 2021

Travelling for cruel reasons: huntress kills a giraffe and shows its heart as a Valentine’s gift

Merelize Van Der Merwe,  a 32-year-old South African and fervent supporter of hunting, exhibited on Facebook the heart of a giraffe she killed in a reserve. On February 14, […]
2 September 2020

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
in South Africa

Thanks to its breathtaking sceneries, vibrant culture and a rich biodiversity, South Africa is the country with most World Heritage Sites in Africa. The country counts […]
19 June 2020
Cape Town

A guide to Cape Town: Sights, food and where to stay

I think everyone who visits Cape Town, immediately falls in love with the city. It’s not a city like Paris or Prague, where it’s the buildings […]
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