Alex Sudheim

‘Songfighter’ winning the battle

Poverty is a great inspiration for artistic endeavour, says Brendon Shields, who is set to play at the Oppikoppi festival next week.

The rise of the singer-songfighter

Brendon Shields, whose songs are the antithesis of sweet odes to bucolic bliss, can think of no insult more abominable than "singer-songwriter".

Durban theatre picks: April 13 2012

Rajesh Gopie's <em>Out of Bounds</em> was described as "a deeply moving and powerful theatre experience" by Nelson Mandela.

Durban music picks: April 6 2012

Folk duo is Andrew James and The Steady Tiger is fronted by Andrew James, half of the erstwhile experimental acoustic act Cabins in the Forest.

Durban music picks: March 23 2012

At Splashy Fen over the Easter weekend, the pastoral splendour of KwaZulu-Natal's Drakensberg hosts the finest live music the country has to offer.

Durban comedy picks: March 9 2012

The KWV Indian Comedy Tour features a line-up of international and local stand-up and sketch comedians.

Durban music picks: March 9 2012

Young Guns: Unearthing Music Talent isan initiative to uncover and encourage talented musicians and provide them with a professional platform.

Durban music picks: March 2 2012

Steve Newman and Greg Georgiades are two virtuoso acoustic guitarists whose respective solo repertoires are legendary.

Durban comedy picks: February 24 2012

With his sharp wit, charm and thought-provoking comedy style, Loyiso Gola has been enthralling, mystifying and entertaining audiences for a decade.

Durban music picks: February 24 2012

Guitar impressarios Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery this week round off the sold-out KwaZulu-Natal tour in support of their collaborative album.

Durban music picks: February 17 2012

Early booking is advised for Rewind, which assembles 10 of the top hit-makers from back in the day for one Rick-rolling night only.

Durban music picks: February 10 2012

Durban's classical music season is off to a busy start.


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