Skambha Village is offering a service to all freelance journalists, photographers, and others who often struggle to get compensated for their work.

Please contact us directly for more information on how to use this site by emailing us through the CONTACT form or at

Got something to say? You are welcome to post your writing - one-offs or regular blogs - and photography here. The VILLAGE BLOG page is for you, writers and photographers. This is a site for those writers who enjoy long-form journalism (usually an in-depth article that allows writer and reader to dive a little deeper into a topic. Not for short attention spans - we have Twitter for that!)
Send us your articles, and promote your work by building an audience.

Do you know someone in or from Africa who is doing extraordinary work in their community, often going unrecognized, and yet changing the face of their street, their neighborhood, their community, their country? We often hear of the work done by those like Elon Musk, or even Charlize Theron, but at the grassroots level, there are many unsung heroes. If you know of any, please send them our way so we can feature them in ongoing features in Perspective Publications, and give them the recognition and support they deserve.

At Skambha Village, we do our best to support worthy non-profits who are doing excellent work in lifting their communities. One such is the Cape Town organization, Dance For All. Founded in 1991 by Philip Boyd and prima ballerina assoluta, Phylllis Spira, Dance For All has taught 17,000 young, disadvantaged students various styles of dance, and in the process, providing a safe and stable extra-mural program in areas often infected with poverty, gangs, and drugs.

Over 50 of their students have gone to promising careers in dance, and all have life skills that they will take with them forever.

We honor Dance For All's efforts. Should you wish to donate to their work, and ensure their continued survival:

Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Rondebosch, South Africa
Account Name: Dance For All
Account Number: 104 805 5205
Branch Code: 104-809
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ


PERSPECTIVE: AFRICA is a quarterly journal of essays, photojournalism, reviews, and other content, focusing on issues relating to the continent of Africa. The focus remains on current affairs and humanitarian issues, rather than politics, and since we don't cover breaking news but rather do a deeper dive into topics, the journals are never outdated.

The print issues are available in full color as well as black/white, and the digital issues (full color) can either be purchased from Kindle, or as a PDF download from the Perspective Publications website.

You can also read some articles, and see additional photography on the website:

All issues are now available on (and all global Amazon sites), CreateSpace eStore, as well as digital downloads (full color).  Ask how to get your free copy of the March digital issue. 

Anyone wishing to submit content should contact the Editor at Please read the Submissions page on the Perspective Publications website.