Arts and Culture

Omar Souleyman: the Syrian wedding singer wooing the west

Thumping Arabic love songs have made him an unlikely cult star. No one is more surprised than him, he reveals, as he talks about his new album.

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SA director Mark Middlewick wins big in LA

We speak to local director Mark Middlewick, whose film The Mascot won an award at the Jameson First Shot film competition in LA.

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M&G Literary Festival programme

The fifth annual M&G Literary Festival will be held at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31.

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FoodWineDesign Fair: Exhibiting SA's best

The FoodWineDesign Fair returns for its fourth year, bringing together close to 100 exhibitors and focusing on craft and produce from across SA.

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SA's Lee leads September's top 5 videos

Internet sensation vlogger Caspar Lee takes three out of the five top spots in September's most viewed YouTube clips.

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'Writing Invisibility' - download the book

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Five must-hear songs about Mandela

Few people in the history of politics, or indeed the world, have inspired as many songs as Nelson Mandela.

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No face-palm hard enough for Rick Ross's 'country of Africa' tweet

Geography is obviously not the US rapper's strong point. Not that anyone really seems surprised.

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In memory of Gandolfini: Top five Tony Soprano moments

From meeting his daughter's