Arts and Culture

Musician hunted in Kenya, humiliated in South Africa, at home in Canada
Musician hunted in Kenya, humiliated in South Africa, at home in Canada
Amid the xenophobic violence that swept across Gauteng in early September, Kenyan asylum seeker George Barasa finally got his wish: to find a place...
The Portfolio: Sue Nyathi
The Portfolio: Sue Nyathi
My creative-writing process begins with me wanting to tell a story. I call myself a storyteller by passion and an analyst by profession. Once I...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Isamkelo Dikgaruru: Through the use of visions, dreams and historical rituals as a starting point, this play sees the...
Regeneration vs gentrification
Regeneration vs gentrification
Reserve Street in Braamfontein can easily go unnoticed. It’s the one between those traffic-heavy streets, De Korte and Jorissen, right in the...
Sandile Dikeni: A life of poetic activism
Sandile Dikeni: A life of poetic activism
“That’s my activism; linked to my poetry,” says late poet, journalist and editor Sandile Dikeni in Guava Juice Generation, a video clip credited to Funiwe Gxavu and NR 75 Pictures....
Nakhane: I have no problem with being pigeonholed as a queer artist.
Nakhane: I have no problem with being pigeonholed as a queer artist.
Nakhane recently announced the dates for his three-show South African tour. The artist (pronouns: they/he) spoke to Zaza Hlalethwa...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
War of the Roses: Painter Raél Jero Salley uses flowers to threads together otherwise disparate themes and narratives in...
David Koloane: Stylistic journeyman and complex persona
David Koloane: Stylistic journeyman and complex persona
Curating with, as opposed to on behalf of, is an approach Dr Thembinkosi Goniwe has been grappling with for the past eight years in relation to the...
Dbn Gogo:The groove must go on
Dbn Gogo:The groove must go on
Dbn Gogo mixes a shot of Hennessey with a Fitch & Leedes tonic. “Something ain’t right,” she laughs after taking a sip. She adds more tonic...
Thandiswa takes a walk in Bra Hugh’s shoes
Thandiswa takes a walk in Bra Hugh’s shoes
On November 9, Thandiswa Mazwai headlines the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival at the Soweto Theatre Precinct. She will take to the stage with...
The Portfolio: Daylin Paul
The Portfolio: Daylin Paul
This image is in my book, Broken Land (Jacana), for which I received the Ernest Cole award in 2017. The image speaks to the reality of...
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
This is an edited extract from Jan-Jan Joubert’s book, Will South Africa Be Okay? (Tafelberg)
The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’
The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’
“In the wake, the past that is not past reappears, always to rupture the present.” — Christina Sharpe
​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar
​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar
Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues (Tafelberg)

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