Album Review

A soundtrack with its eye on the score

"Soundtracks are not scores. At best, they are marketing gimmicks with a pretence at a soul".

​Tumi’s albums: from best to just okay

Tumi, who is now known as Stogie T, has released his most popular album to date.

Hip-hop gloss can’t save the anticlimax of RiRi’s new album

Rihanna has made us wait a maddening four years between albums and while Anti is worthy of a recommendation, it’s hardly earth-shattering stuff.

Pope Francis releases weird debut album

The mix of prog rock, hymns and vocals on Wake Up! sounds like the kind of album that crate diggers, kitsch lovers and sample seekers will cherish.

Sia stimulates the senses on ‘1 000 Forms of Fear’

On her sixth studio album, singer and songwriter Sia Furler proves you can be minimal on fame and still maximise on talent.

Inside Llewyn Davis: A folk soundtrack for 2014

The soundtrack to "Inside Llewyn Davis" is heartfelt without being sentimental, a modern folk journey inspired by Bob Dylan and David Van Ronk.

Birdy’s ‘Fire Within’: Solid fare from music’s youngest gem

Birdy's "Fire Within" makes for easy listening with songs as light and charming as her namesake. But it falters due to a lack of confidence.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

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

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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