Awareness of cultural appropriation is much more widespread but for some white South African musicians itâ€™s a rejection of Afrikaner stereotypes.
From Die Antwoord to Black Coffee and John Wizards, here are 11 music acts garnering critical acclaim internationally.
Die Antwoordâ€™s videos are becoming passĂ© and their one-liners stale. And I say this as a former die-hard fan.
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SA's zef rap-rave crew have released their latest music video, a love story with an ending that is sure to shock.
Turning down Lady Gaga's request to be her opening act during one of her tours wasn't enough for Die Antwoord, they had to have her eaten alive.
Adam Haupt explores the idea in this edited extract of his book "Static: Race and Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media and Film".
Photographer Roger Ballen talks about his collaboration with Die Antwoord and the way in which his aesthetic appeals to the band.
Chris Roper says Die Antwoord's reaction to his review of their album "SOS" was a cry for attention from the South African audience.
When Die Antwoord's "Enter the Ninja" video went viral, SA should've been ecstatic. But they ended up being our worst nightmare, writes Miles Keylock.
A trailer for Die Antwoord's latest album has been removed from the internet for referencing a well-known anti-apartheid artwork without consent.
First Trevor Noah was on Jay Leno, now Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from Die Antwoord are poised to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Die Antwoord's music video for Enter the Ninja has been chosen as the 2010 Video of the Year on social networking site Myspace.
Never has SA hip-hop sounded more resolutely middle class, which is ironic given Die Antwoord's attempts to pitch themselves as lower-class trash.
The phenomenal success of the South African duo, if managed properly, 'could be the next big thing'.
The sight of Americans taking Yo-Landi and Ninja seriously is so delicious, I can almost forgive some of the excesses of the music.
Despite itself, the Opppikoppi music festival is not a white, Afrikaans festival.