Matthew Krouse

Guest Author

Absa L’Atelier Awards: Cruel jokes and abstract lives

The Absa L’Atelier Awards are highly prized by young artists who may not have the resource to go abroad.

Credo: Vision that inspired a modern classic

The musical performance that is "Credo" is a sweeping, uplifting declaration of how South Africans would like the country to be.

Low-brow stuff gives National Arts Festival its edge

The weird and the wonderful were on display in Grahamstown but there’s a new world coming, and it’s to be found at the event’s fringe.

National Arts Festival 2013: A collision of people and culture

It’s something of a shock arriving in Grahamstown at festival-time, writes Matthew Krouse.

Film festival’s man of Steele

How the arts festival's film curator Trevor Steele Taylor makes meaning of the pressing issues of the day, while showing us new versions of ourselves.

Asinamali rebuilds its prison walls

The 30-year-old protest classic emerges at the National Arts Festival.

Mary Sibande: The purple shall reign at Grahamstown’s arts fest

Mary Sibande is moving on from a familiar character in her oeuvre and, by exploring an historical event, is digging for deeper meaning.

Thing of beauty: The Be Careful pop-up book

Local artist Stephen Hobbs is a kind of latter-day Piet Mondrian in our midst.

Jackie Cameron: Book by 30, by hook or by cook

Chef Jackie Cameron runs the renowned Hartford House in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a restaurant that has won Cameron various accolades.

Jazzophile leads tribute to Zim Ngqawana

Monna Mokoena speaks about the state of the South African art scene, and the reasons behind holding Jazz in the Cradle in honour of Zim Ngqawana.

Chelsea Flower Show: SA exhibitors’ blooming great success

Two events on two continents have inspired South African designers and landscape gardeners to make designs reflecting the diversity of local flora.

South African Cannes festival presence largest yet

150 local filmmakers having registered to attend the 66th edition that opened on Thursday.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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