Percy Mabandu

Percy Mabandu is an art historian and freelance writer based in The city of Tshwane.

Ramon’s music is reliable and relatable

Rooted in the Cape Town sound, Ramon Alexander celebrates it’s genealogy

Sho Madjozi’s musical lineage is larger than large

"Sho Madjozi is alive to the marginal condition of Venda and Shangaan languages in the Zulu-Xhosa-dominated Afro-pop culture in Mzansi."

Unchained spirit of Bra Willie

His sharp and progressive pen‚ he contributed in cutting open the oppressive blanket of the apartheid system to keep the liberation spirit burning.

​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way

From being a starlet in Sophiatown through to a disfiguring assault, Thandi Klaasen’s capacity for resilience meant she just kept on singing.

​Two albums and a resistance

Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ took local musicians to the world and Miles Davis trumpeted ‘Tutu’

Henri Matisse: Clawing at glory and Jazz

The current exhibition could well benefit from the master's links to a widely appreciated art form.

This land is built on sex and power

From colonialism to apartheid and the present, South Africa's fate appears to be guided by its libido.

Testing times for Aids counsellors on campus

As the year gets off to a steady start, Delta Tladi, an HIV/Aids counsellor at the Tshwane University of Technology, is preparing for a busy time.

A Zimbol of free sound

Zim Ngqawana's philosophy of Zimology lends itself to a spiritual understanding of music, writes Percy Mabandu.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

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

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