After a game of ministerial musical chairs that saw Nathi Mthethwa replace Paul Mashatile, Sean O'Toole wonders if Mthethwa is suited for the arts.
From mine dumps to city skylines, four new books bring South Africa’s diversity into focus, writes Sean O'Toole.
A Cape Town landmark will soon become a major international museum that will focus primarily on work of African origin.
Portraits of Nelson Mandela over the years — from the reverential to the interpretive — have firmly entrenched his status in popular culture.
Photographer Pieter Hugo's latest exhibition is a "jolting meditation" on family, kinship and decaying nationhood.
Artists are dressing up - or undressing - to make a point about who they really are. But is the spectacle more than just cheap drag?
While Nelson Mandela lies gravely ill, a grim tragi-comedy unfolds. A prominent political family is disassembling in public view.
Paris is hosting 'My Joburg', a large group exhibition devoted to art from and about the place of gold
Next week, prominent South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa will appear in court to defend himself against allegations of murder.
Through snow, wind and seemingly impossible mountain passes, our correspondent Sean O'Toole tracks the Giro d'Italia on a bicycle.