Arts and Culture

A moment of truth as two worlds collide
A moment of truth as two worlds collide
A car guard in a tattered luminous-green reflective vest runs to my car as I begin to park it on Owl Street in Milpark. He is a veteran who knows...
Des'ree throwbacks, Coltrane and the conscience of hip-hop in this week's Lists
Des'ree throwbacks, Coltrane and the conscience of hip-hop in this week's Lists
Des’ree (I Ain’t Movin’): Because these lists are honest, as soon as I saw You Gotta Be mentioned in one...
It's lit at the M&G's book fest
It's lit at the M&G's book fest
How much has storytelling in South Africa changed over the past 100 years? The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, affectionately known as...
FAKA: Making living performance art that flips the script on gender norms
FAKA: Making living performance art that flips the script on gender norms
Fela Gucci and Desire Marea may be the monikers of gender-nonconforming performance artists Thato Ramaisa and Buyani Duma, but the characters were...
Vindication and surprise at 'Noem My Skollie' Oscar nod
Vindication and surprise at 'Noem My Skollie' Oscar nod
Noem My Skollie writer John W Fredericks has expressed surprise at the announcement that the film based on his life is South Africa’s...
Taking travel in Africa to a whole new level, with an app to guide the way
Taking travel in Africa to a whole new level, with an app to guide the way
Since launching Rare Customs in 2014, which facilitated investment in small and medium African enterprises in agriculture and tourism, founder...
​Babes Wodumo: The queen of gqom with dololo cares
​Babes Wodumo: The queen of gqom with dololo cares
Gqom, perhaps no more than other forms of music, is a testosterone-driven genre where the record of female participation can sometimes go...
#CulturePop: A weekend of taking losses — Nzimande, Mandoza, Brangelina and AKA
#CulturePop: A weekend of taking losses — Nzimande, Mandoza, Brangelina and AKA
It appears that on the first anniversary of the #FeesMustFall movement, the minister of higher education has misplaced our very recent history...
The Brother Moves On: Mourning Nkush in a befittingly spectacular occupation
The Brother Moves On: Mourning Nkush in a befittingly spectacular occupation
“This is exactly how we are transforming... how we are transforming issues of redress and the like. Art is learned, in this context.” – (Itai...
Viva la deliciousness as Mexico meets SA
Viva la deliciousness as Mexico meets SA
"Are those the escamoles?” I ask the waitress, in a whisper. They are crisp, unlike the soft ant larvae I’ve eaten before. “Yes,” she...
New life recalls 'mad' SA hero
New life recalls 'mad' SA hero
EMILY HOBHOUSE: BELOVED TRAITOR by Elsabé Brits (Tafelberg)
‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award
‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award
Three poems have been shortlisted from the more than 600 submitted for the 2016 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
Want to heal society? Look within yourself first
Want to heal society? Look within yourself first
One late summer day, some years ago, a friend of mine invited me to gong meditation — a form of kundalini yoga. Well, he actually invited me...
Msaki's golden voice, Earl Sweatshirt and CCTV zine are on our Lists this week
Msaki's golden voice, Earl Sweatshirt and CCTV zine are on our Lists this week
The Play ListMsaki — Dance Zaneliza: How the Water Moves: I finally got a copy of an album...
On ten years of 'Faces and Phases': 'We are making history here'
On ten years of 'Faces and Phases': 'We are making history here'
An air of ordered chaos follows Zanele Muholi’s entrance into Juta Street’s Stevenson Gallery. Although unassuming and dressed in loose-fitting...

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