Lisa Witepski

SA films at Cannes: From zombies to windpompe

We look at the eight South African films that are hoping to make a mark at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Walter Battiss is now a retail brand – but is it art?

Now you can buy the work of South African artists translated into funky homeware items, but these products laugh in the face of collectable items.

It’s not cool for artists to be poor

Creativity moves people forward but financial savvy keeps them going, says gallerist Hlengiwe Vilakati.

Nardstar pushes street art to the limit

Graffiti artist, Nardstar, is making her mark on the street art scene, as well as in a medium that's often regarded as macho.

A painter’s writing is off the wall

Being in and of the world inspires Quinten Williams to create moments to which people can respond.

The complex lives of trendsetters, gangsters and chums

Sipho Gongxeka’s solo exhibition probes stereotypes of masculinity: What does it mean to be a man, and what’s with all the leather and gold?

It will be all white on flash-mob picnic night

The picnic has grown up. Thousands of people dress in white and gather for an annual outdoors feast.

Jo Anke Gallery: This is the house that art builds

Jo Anke Gallery’s owner Hlengiwe Vilikati has created a unique incubator for fledgling wielders of the brush.

Going out of business is coming into fashion

The fashion industry is under assault from the arrival of foreign brands such as TopShop and Cotton On – not to mention the South African government.

Living it Up

Driven by overseas travel and the property boom, niche lifestyle magazines covering décor, food, property and gardening are burgeoning. Lisa Witepski asks whether it's sustainable.

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