AKA

So, kwaito, where to from here?

"To remain relevant to the current generation, kwaito will need to shape-shift and reinvent itself akin to the evolution of hip-hop. "

Fela in Versace: how popular culture is driving 21st century pan-Africanism

When the AU is making promising strides in realising African integration through the adoption of pop culture, what lessons should be taken from them?

Red Bull Culture Clash: The beat of two cities

If Atlanta was a taste of what’s to come, Orlando Stadium is going to explode like never before

The church of iNice Time and blessings

On their album AKA and Anatii keep the tradition of hip-hop spirituality and prosperity
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Be Careful What You Wish For: AKA & Anatii

South African rappers AKA and Anatii speak to the M&G about their new collaborative album 'Be Careful What You Wish For'.

The weekly pop sack: Good looks, messy looks and the looks of AKA

'Is Katy Perry complicit in creating an image that glamorises abusive threads of behaviour towards women?'

Heard it on the radio: Musicians need the airwaves to make it

Artists may one day make it by releasing their music on the internet, but radio is still king.

For better or worse, SA rap has become all about the money

Dodging politics, the new struggle for local hip-hop artists is for freedom through material wealth

#CulturePop: A weekend of taking losses — Nzimande, Mandoza, Brangelina and AKA

Fees didn’t fall, the kwaito star did, the star couple are heading that way, and the rapper suggested it.

Can we get more South Africa in our hip-hop? It’s time to stop picking up stompies.

The United States’ influence on culture is far-reaching, and Mzansi rappers have not escaped its clutches.

‘Niggaz’ are scared of revolution: Some artists avoid rocking the boat

Some artists are taking the rap for nailing their political colours to the mast while steering clear of negative 'political repercussions'

Entertainment News: Creator of Wallander crime novels dies

From Cassper Nyovest's response to AKA to Anton Kannemeyer's latest exhibition, we look at the news that had us talking.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences