Matthew Krouse

Guest Author

Thing of beauty: The black photo album

A deep look into history through stark studio portraits of South Africans.

Curating Jo’burg’s FoodWineDesign Fair

From scouring Twitter to braaiing burgers, curator Roberta Coci speaks to the M&G about puting the pieces of this year's FoodWineDesign Fair together.

Lust for dreamers

Sleek lines and a magical finish give Xavier Lust's Credence an otherworldly presence.

Art imitates a life of illicit love

The longevity of the Out in Africa festival,is a miracle on a homophobic continent — and in a country with constitutional protections.

Donna Kukama: Life is a laughing matter

Donna Kukama is tired of the gallery space — but she intends to stay inside the system and to make the most of it by subverting it.

Chatting to Standard Bank’s young artist winner Donna Kukama

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".

Tight-laced, not strait-laced

A chance trip to the shopping haven of 44 Stanley Avenue in Jo'burg, brought me into contact with something quite unexpected.

Thing of beauty: Take Jo’burg with you wherever you go

Some of Jo'burg's buildings have become meaningful markers for people in need of a sense of belonging in the alienating metropolis.

Art Fair forced to reinstate Mabulu painting after Goldblatt threat

The Jo'burg Art Fair will allow Ayanda Mabulu's controversial painting to stay after featured artist David Goldblatt threatened to quit in protest.

New curator on the block

Silvia Pillon, in charge of the noncommercial side of the Jo'burg Art Fair, discusses her role in staging the event.

Buying art at the fair?

We asked four people involved in the arts the important question:

Young Felix is one cool cat

There is at least one remarkable moment in the feel-good family drama, titled Felix.

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

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