Friday

The Portfolio: Neo Matloga

The artist shares how his practice has evolved: initially he was an oil painter, but now he works in mixed media, marrying painting with collage

Stevie, Festac and a grenade

The singer recalls her time with Stevie Wonder at Festac, as well as her escape from an explosion

From festival to John Vorster: Molefe Pheto on attending Festac ’77 uninvited

The musician and activist relives the political import of Festac '77

Festac, the ANC and the arts

Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker

Wole Soyinka: The mystery of the mask

You Must Set Forth At Dawn chronicles events in the writer’s life, inc

The Sisterhood: Reviving the evidence of things not seen

The Sisterhood reminds us that Black women are always our own antidote, our own cure. It was a refuge and refusal conceived by women who cared even when they didn’t have to

Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

An interview with Chimurenga founder Ntone Edjabe about his latest project

Miriam Makeba: 9 passports, no pass

In this poetic commentary on Dathini Mzayiya’s video portrait of Miriam Makeba, Lindokuhle Nkosi inscribes moments of death, spiritual calling, sorrow and exile born by Makeba, during her singular and passionate life

The Portfolio: Manyaku Mashilo

"Black womxn professionals are at the bottom of this food chain. For me, my position has really helped me to take myself seriously in a world in which few people do."

How the clothing industry is adapting now that runways are out of fashion

The fashion business is going digital to attract consumers in the absence of being able to physically parade its wares

Doing acts of journalism

Philippa Garson’s memoir details the heady days of being a Weekly Mail journalist in the 1990s

The Virtual Lists

For good vibes and an arts fix from your home, watch this

Review: Dancing awkwardly around Michael Jordan’s legacy

The Last Dance, a Netflix documentary series about basketball player Michael Jordan, is a romantic reframing of his halcyon period that fails to engage with the politics of race in America

‘Adaptation’: New short fiction from Phumlani Pikoli

Phumlani Pikoli’s latest piece is a metafiction based on what could happen if spike jonze and Ira Glass met

The Portfolio: Sibusile Xaba

"To build my ability to convey, I kept on living this life [of being a vessel] and trying to submit to it so that the messages would become clearer and I could get a deeper understanding of what they were."

Bored in the house streaming list

Bored in the house? Here's a list of shows and talks to binge on while you wait to go outside

Artclub and Friends: “Every purchase is a vote”

Founder Robyn Keyser chats to us about how she and her utilitarian fashion brand are surviving the lockdown

Review: ‘Planet of the Humans’ is a mess. You should watch it

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.

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