Arts and Culture

​#CulturePop: Teacher don’t teach me nonsense: The right to speak our truths
​#CulturePop: Teacher don’t teach me nonsense: The right to speak our truths
Speaking is political. It is to break silence. It is to protest. It is to say “no”.
Olive oil production in winter and wine in summer fit together like a hand in a glove
Olive oil production in winter and wine in summer fit together like a hand in a glove
Stellenbosch may not be the first place on the list when thinking of world-class olive oil, but at Tokara wine farm on the hills of the Helshoogte...
Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting
Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting
On the outskirts of Somerset West, about an hour’s drive out of Cape Town, the Bottega family welcomes old friends and new guests to celebrate the...
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
If one traces the career of South Africa’s most recent Caine prizewinner, it becomes easy to account for the impression that the craft of...
​Jo’burg’s lost, Frank’s found but Kanye has answers, as well as many quotables
​Jo’burg’s lost, Frank’s found but Kanye has answers, as well as many quotables
Jo’burg is gone. And although that may not be any kind of attitude to have, life is flashing before my eyes at the moment. Capetonians, what does...
This Lists: Becoming Wise, 'Maid In SA' and Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio
This Lists: Becoming Wise, 'Maid In SA' and Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio
The Reading ListMaid in SA: 30 ways to leave your madam: I didn’t know it at the time but I really...
Imagining the Loeries from the future, where the current inequalities are dealt with
Imagining the Loeries from the future, where the current inequalities are dealt with
It is Saturday night in the Durban Convention Centre. The Loeries, a live commercial for the advertising industry, are about to begin. A woman’s...
Tales from the armed struggle: There were heroes in MK but villains, too
Tales from the armed struggle: There were heroes in MK but villains, too
Within a few pages of Thula Simpson’s rather large tome, there are several key moments that illumine the history of the ANC’s armed wing and...
Women in tech talk about marginalisation and how to shatter glass ceilings
Women in tech talk about marginalisation and how to shatter glass ceilings
Kim Kardashian doesn’t spring to mind when talking about women thriving in the tech world. She should.
Rio managed to show off its plumage despite its cultural programme being shelved
Rio managed to show off its plumage despite its cultural programme being shelved
The Cultural Olympiad, or official Olympics cultural programme, is probably one of the less valued dimensions of the Games. Despite its 104-year...
Will my class reunion be a jol or will I still be a black, queer kid to the bullies?
Will my class reunion be a jol or will I still be a black, queer kid to the bullies?
My 20-year high school reunion is coming up in October. School tradition dictates that the first reunion is after 15 years. So when that mark passed...
Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
From here, the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement sprawled out – a jagged, tumbling clash of colours...
Photography is an endeavour of love for the couple that work and play together
Photography is an endeavour of love for the couple that work and play together
“Our aesthetic is rooted in the concept of constructing imagery. We are not documentary photographers – our focus is not to capture a moment, but...
Shabaka and the Ancestors' music pays homage to the past, whilst looking ahead
Shabaka and the Ancestors' music pays homage to the past, whilst looking ahead
He wena MzwandileNguwe olidlozi lekhaya lamiWasiqinisa thina bo ebuhlungwiniNgiyabonga Mzwandile
It's finally here: Frank Ocean hits the right notes with the release of his album
It's finally here: Frank Ocean hits the right notes with the release of his album
He’s a soulful crooner, but has now also earned the title of the most epic procrastinator after casually delaying his album release by more...

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