African Music

A playlist for pan-African integration

‘Music is the weapon of the future,’ said Fela Kuti. If so, Africa’s leaders need to arm themselves —and these are the songs they should start with

Cobain ‘shooter’ homes in on Senegal

The death of Kurt Cobain shocked photographer Youri Lenquette, but he sees future in African music.

​Bending time with African instruments

Classical musical instruments get a new life with modern recordings.

FOKN Bois are back — with their creative brand of shocking yet insightful lyrics

The duo returns to cause mayhem with their ‘Pretoria High School’ hair-do and gospel porn rap.

The 10 baddest albums of 2015

Charles Leonard chooses a fine, eclectic mix of jazz – local, spiritual, Afro-futurist – dub, electronica and pop.

SA rappers called to unity and feted by fans

Hip-hoppers Cassper Nyovest and AKA dominate the accolades of this year’s South Africa’s Hip Hop awards.

Africa Express – swift collaborations

African and Western musicians collaborate to produce rich music influenced by their different cultures.

African Global DJ Awards honour disc jockeys

The highest-earning but most overlooked artists in the music industry are finally getting their own awards ceremony.

Rokia Traoré brings a spark of life to a country in political turmoil

Rokia Traoré has been pursuing her muse — and discovering more of her Malian musical identity.

From the ashes of burnt-out beats, Africa rises

The continent is becoming hot stuff as traditional instruments take over dance floors across the world.

Musicians of the diaspora get their global groove on

Intercontinental inspiration mixes with Africa in the work of these talented artists who are global stars on the music scene.

Baaba Maal lights Africa’s Olympic torch

Musician Baaba Maal speaks to the M&G about 'Africa Utopia', a series of talks, concerts and events he is curating in London ahead of the Olympics.

Latest

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

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