Friday

Shabaka and The Ancestors heed history’s call

“We need to start articulating our utopias, articulating what needs to be burned and what needs to be saved.” — Shabaka Hutchings

Get your quarantine on — the best in live virtual entertainment

The M&G rounds up the best in at-home options to keep you entertained during lockdown

History begins in her stories

Like the tales told by my grandmother, the short story invites us to take part in its telling

Credo Mutwa: Defying the sting of death

The highest honour that can be paid to Credo Mutwa is familiarising oneself with his output

The Portfolio: Matsuli Music

Independent record label Matsuli Music is passionate about finding and re-issuing South Africa's historilcal music moments on vinyl

Time travelling with Manu Dibango

Cameroonian songwriter, saxophonist and all-round musician, Manu Dibango has been here for centuries, and he ain't goin' away any time soon

Covid-19 and virtual reality: The cultural cost of going online

Many companies in the arts and culture sector are offering virtual tours of their spaces in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But artists are missing the personal engagement with their audience

Gamechangers: The morphing landscape of South Africa’s media

Two books on two media outlets, Daily Maverick and Independent newspapers, tell stories of success and failure

Afrolit Sans Frontières: Stories and writers in the comfort of your living room

Zukiswa Wanner has organised a virtual literary festival, from March 23 to 30, to help readers and writers struggling with self-isolation

Covid-19 cancellations hurt artists

Artist have criticised the minister’s lack of vision; meanwhile, small businesses are also being hit hard

I Don’t Go Outside

Seeing that all gatherings of a 100 or more people have been prohibited, below is a list of things you could do with your time while you self isolate

Sharpeville is much more than the site of a massacre

Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable

The Portfolio: Slondile Jali

Visual artist Slondile Jali talks about how she came to terms with a new chapter in her relationship with her daughter through an illustration

Garuba finds his ‘port of death’

One of Nigeria’s greatest poets has died. ‘I sing for you brother, teacher, poet, prophet’

Joburg Ballet’s Brazilian flavour

The Joburg Theatre is defying the conventions of classical ballet by not giving the lead roles to white men in Don Quixote

Kintu, a refusal to ‘write back’

Time of the Writer is cancelled. Instead of hearing Jennifer Makumbi speak, we read her first novel

Festivals go digital as the coronavirus intensifies social distancing

National Arts Festival and other events face big financial losses and enter uncharted territory as they look to livestreaming activities

A queer night in Accra

Queer people in Ghana come up against religious conservatism every day. For one night a month, Yolo Lounge gives them a place to let down their guard and feel a sense of belonging.

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories