Percy Zvomuya is the Mail & Guardian's arts and features reporter. He writes stories mostly about the arts and, occasionally, football.
Elizabeth Henning is hooked on Finland and believes it can teach us a great deal about education.
The continent's cities are built very differently to those in Europe, and a new book dedicates itself to these singular settlements.
Tired of producing endless tomes, the renowned activist has taken her views to Twitter instead.
The poet Makhafula Vilakazi lays bare and rejects the sorry conditions that govern life on the margins.
Tumi Mogorosi's visionary debut album celebrates the centrality of percussion in African spirituality.
An incomplete history of Swaziland gives the royal court too much credit for its own decline.
A notable debut novel - "The Blacks of Cape Town" - explores how complex issues of race colour South Africa's past, present and future.
While the continent's leaders fight to protect the elite, their people are fleeing – and dying, writes Percy Zvomuya.
The links of illegal mining with Jo'burg's heyday provide a rich seam for photography.
The annual prize for excellence in African leadership is more famous for who hasn't won it than who has.