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.

Latest

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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