The do-it-yourself ethic of the city's artists has whipped up a whirlwind of acclaim and worldwide recognition.
Russia's Pyotr Pavlensky's nailing of his scrotum to Red Square isn't as unique as you might think: some have done much more in the name of art.
Donna Kukama - winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art - speaks to the M&G about breaking a leg and "being f***ing real".
Wearing a bird costume, South African performance artist Steven Cohen was arrested for sexual exhibitionism, says a report.
Yann Marrusich's acclaimed, mysterious "Bleu Remix" will be performed in Cape Town on Tuesday evening.
The M&G's arts editor Matthew Krouse breaks down 15 of the absolute must-sees at this year's National Arts Festival.
Performance artist Sifiso Seleme believes in making a statement where it counts most - among the people - which is not without its dangers.
An artist's march from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to the Union Buildings has drawn attention to the perilous state of public health in South Africa.
M&G arts editor Matthew Krouse picks the brains of five winners of the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards.
It is surprising that this is the first year the category has been officially included on the festival's main programme.
Artist Candice Breitz is using the popular soapie Generations to further the racial debate in South Africa.