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For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Live Art Network Africa: The Institute for Creative Arts is presenting the launch of the Live Art Network Africa, an event...
Mythology in the age of sci-fi
Mythology in the age of sci-fi
I might have been in standard two when a short story in our prescribed Setswana set work book titled Matlhasedi introduced me to the...
A superhero worth the wait
A superhero worth the wait
By now you may have noticed the many reviews of the highly-anticipated film Black Panther based on the Marvel Comics character,...
Live Art Network, an introduction
Live Art Network, an introduction
The Live Art Network Africa colloquium runs from February 17 to 20 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange...
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Screenings of Inxeba (The Wound): The film of the moment follows the parallel stories of Kwanda (Niza...
A requiem for African identity
A requiem for African identity
‘I’m very conscious,” says composer Paul Hanmer, “that by setting Setswana lyrics to the music, I’m not creating a ‘typical’ Mass...
A letter to my Xhosa fathers and brothers
A letter to my Xhosa fathers and brothers
In 2010 before the World Cup, I and nine other writers travelled to eKoloni for four days to donate books and talk literature with the audience, a...
Gloves off as Vhembe and Comedy Central slug it out
Gloves off as Vhembe and Comedy Central slug it out
Musangwe, a bare-knuckle form of fist fighting that has been practised in parts of Limpopo since the 19th century, is barely understood by the...
The mystical everyday
The mystical everyday
There are two ways to get to Hammanskraal if I am travelling in the evening. I could use what I have endearingly come to know as die ou pad or I...
The fight against the extinction of fiction
The fight against the extinction of fiction
What is the model of Storied?
Only fools     pray for rain, they say
Only fools pray for rain, they say
A Facebook post I happened to scroll past in January aroused my convictions that even if it takes millenia, there will come a time when science...
When tapas tap your wallet dry
When tapas tap your wallet dry
On a recent trip to Cape Town, a friend and fellow food lover called to invite me to explore a newish Indian restaurant in town.

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