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Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine

Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine

Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine is Mail & Guardian's arts culture and entertainment editor.  Follow her on instagram.com/zodwa and pinterest.com/zodwa
Zakifo, Sakifo & Les Electropicales: Reunion Island and SA's music connection
Zakifo, Sakifo & Les Electropicales: Reunion Island and SA's music connection
Not many South Africans have heard of Reunion, which is puzzling but not altogether surprising, as I will explain. Located east of Madagascar, just a...
CocreateSA: Future solutions for South Africa's challenges
CocreateSA: Future solutions for South Africa's challenges
The Netherlands has a #cocreateSA fund of R500 000, awarded to projects that aim to co-create “solutions for local challenges”. The fund operates through the South African - Dutch partnership,...
African digital art in the age of globalisation
African digital art in the age of globalisation
To mark our continent’s freedom, when a significant number of countries gained independence in the two decades after World War II, we celebrate...
Les Electropicales: Reunion Island's music fest plays out on a high note
Les Electropicales: Reunion Island's music fest plays out on a high note
Every city needs a signature festival; whether it's a musical, cultural or surfing event. Reunion Island has a handful of these – one of them being...
#MGFridayFavs: 12 of our favourite finds
#MGFridayFavs: 12 of our favourite finds
As a team, we spend a lot of time online and often share with one another some of the inspiring blogs, beautifully curated Instagram...
Cape Town Nu World Festival promises more cultural and musical diversity
Cape Town Nu World Festival promises more cultural and musical diversity
The Cape Town World Music Festival returns to the music calendar on Mandela Day weekend (July 17 – July  18) as the rebranded 
Amel Larrieux talks lifelong dream and her favourite SA artists
Amel Larrieux talks lifelong dream and her favourite SA artists
It has been pointed out that the “neo soul” label is paradoxical in terms. "Neo" means new and “soul” implies depth and history and timelessness....
Talking points at SAFW 2015
Talking points at SAFW 2015
South African Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 (SAFW) was a four-day fashion event,...
Incubator programme nurtures promising young designers
Incubator programme nurtures promising young designers
Last year, the department of arts and culture (DAC) caught some social media heat for their #wearadoek campaign. Launched in August 2014, DAC called...
Top designers rev up a fashion week that tottered at times
Top designers rev up a fashion week that tottered at times
What happened to the days when South African fashion weeks took place during working hours? Editors, fashion directors, buyers and invited media...
Paris: A community of chefs
Paris: A community of chefs
Making the world a better place through cuisine and hospitality is Relais & Châteaux’s goal. Announcing this seemingly lofty ideal was the...
Blockbuster star Idris Elba talks new indie film, 'Mi Mandela' and romcoms
Blockbuster star Idris Elba talks new indie film, 'Mi Mandela' and romcoms
It's a couple of hours before Idris Elba makes an appearance at The Oude Meester Tour taking place at Urban Tree in Sandton.