Sihle Mthembu

Dorothy Masuka, a rare gift from our ancestors

The golden-voiced singer, activist and author of such iconic songs as 'Pata Pata' and 'Khawuleza' spoke to Sihle Mthembu a few months ago

Lazarus rising: Strange case of the two uMgqumenis

‘It was like Jesus coming back’ when a maskandi star was miraculously ‘resurrected’. The bizarre events that ensued divided fans and family alike

​‘Kalushi’ is a meeting of history and cinema

Mandla Dube’s film on Solomon Mahlangu resists a political overview and apartheid hero-worship.

OkMalumKoolKat: The case of an escape artist

By not articulating an experience as formative as being in a Tasmanian jail, OkMalumKoolKat affirms the stereotype that men are emotionally obtuse.

The world is watching Nasty C and he knows it

The rapper is still green behind the ears in the hip-hop industry but his ability belies his youth.

Young and his restless endeavour

Sihle Mthembu has a Facebook messenger conversation with filmmaker Roger Young about his 20-year film in the making ‘Love Runs Out’.

‘Black President’, an ironic portrait of an art enigma

A BLK JK has swapped music for film with ‘Black President’, homing in on an artist whose work interrogates power on the African continent.

A sonic journey with Vuma Levin

Guitarist Vuma Levin's music draws on various philosophies and genres that result in a lean, decisive sound.

Madala Kunene: Listen, while my guitar gently speaks

Madala Kunene, one of SA’s most talented musicians, is reluctant to talk about himself – he prefers to let his six-string Takamine deliver the spiel.

Doing it by the Booqe – music in transition

Digital troubadour Mashayabhuqe KaMamba is the shaman of urban escapism for the Y generation.

Press Releases

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!

Nurturing expert teachers

There's a shortage of resources in many schools and it's important for teachers to understand that they are the biggest resource in a classroom

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Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

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