Friday

Playlist: The Bill Withers’ Essentials

With a career spanning over four decades, the Mail & Guardian recalls how the late Bill Withers' music infiltrated our collective psyche.

Playlist: RnBetter Not Go Outside

Fight the indoor blues with our R&B lockdown playlist featuring the likes of SWV, Ashanti and Keith Sweat

Weaving ethics into fashion

Fashion looks glamorous but it’s not. Behind the glitz is environmental and social damage

Old artistic forms find new mediums in uncertain times

Music, art and theatre are moving online as cultural workers adjust to lockdown

Soundtrack to a pandemic: Africa’s best coronavirus songs

Drawing on lessons from Ebola, African artists are using music to convey public health messaging. And they are doing it in style

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 virtual entertainment

With everyone settling into an indoors routine or starting to lose it because of cabin fever, this guide should remind you that creativity and beauty still exist, virtually represented but there, nonetheless.

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

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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