Niren Tolsi

Omar Badsha: Recording the roles of the ordinary

Saho’s Omar Badsha believes in the power of people telling their own stories, but more funding to support this practice is crucial

Recruitment search for a white male beyond the pale

A recruitment agency sent out an advert for specifying the marketing manager job at a high-end dealership was for ‘non-employment equity/affirmative action’ people (‘slightly prefer males’)

Paul David stared down political Goliaths

The lawyer, whose sense of justice stayed with him till his death, was an unassuming but essential part of South Africa’s ongoing struggle for equality – and he never forgot his roots.

Fight over chief justice’s Israel comments grows

Last year South Africa closed its embassy in Jerusalem and Africa For Palestine alleged in its complaint that Mogoeng “expressed, or at least unambiguously implied” that this “political posture” was not right

The art of the virtual experience

The live magic may be gone, but the National Arts Festival showcases some exhilarating work

It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

From the archives: Black Magic

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala passed on this morning. In 2009 Niren Tolsi spoke to him after the group received their third Grammy

Protea implosion – What do SA’s cricketing men live by?

The past year has been CSA’s annus horribilis

Why Proteas bombed out of the World Cup

The CSA board buckled to BCCI and IPL pressure instead of backing its players and management

Delhi: The city where food breaks down divisions

Delhi’s food — from the street fare to fine dining — stirs together what the ruling party seeks to divide: people across class, religion and caste

David Koloane’s art is a love letter to Jo’burg

Two art exhibitions reveal the intimate relationship between one of South Africa’s great modernists and the city of his life

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