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Ayanda Sitole

Out on the town

The <i>M&G</i> rounds up the top cheap(ish) thrills to be had in Jo'burg, Cape Town & Durban as the festive season winds down.

My story and I am sticking to it

A new book from an unknown ­publisher lifts the veil on the potential of ordinary people's tales that were not put through the editing wringer.

It’s music to children’s ears

The judges praised the Field Band Foundation for using music to instil hope, discipline and self-confidence in young South Africans.

High density, high hopes

Makhulong a Matala is a key player in the eKhaya neighbourhood in Hillbrow, a precinct where the council owns four buildings.

Designer city ‘just window-dressing’

Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for 2014, at the International Design Congress in Taipei, but there are dissenting voices back home.

Bundu-bashing in Jo’burg’s backyard

Dinokeng game reserve, officially opened on World Rhino day, already boasts lions, leopards, buffalo and white rhinos.

Child support grants mean survival for many

Without the government's child support grant many South Africans would be living in dire poverty, according to a study released last week.

Juxtaposing fantasy with the familiar

South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing “untruths", it was suggested at the M&G LIterary Festival.

The Juju rioters — bored with no hope for the future?

What made children violently riot for Julius Malema outside Luthuli House? <b>Ayanda Sitole</b> thinks it's the value systems instilled in our youth.

Bringing a legend to the locals

The Music Academy of Gauteng in Daveyton on the East Rand recently hosted a workshop with its students and Wynton Marsilis.

Games of our lives

Gaming is no longer a solitary occupation -- now it is becoming a social event with the emphasis on competing

Hair dos and don’ts

Women who wear an Afro or dreadlocks sometimes sneer at me, telling me they feel "liberated" by their natural hair, says <b>Ayanda Sitole</b>.

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