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.

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Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders