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It’s vital to get the Copyright Amendment Bill right

The currently proposed hybrid ‘fair use’ principle does not do nearly enough to protect artists, and will bankrupt them if it forces them to litigate each instance of copyright infringement

Old artistic forms find new mediums in uncertain times

Music, art and theatre are moving online as cultural workers adjust to lockdown

Get your quarantine on — the best in virtual entertainment

With everyone settling into an indoors routine or starting to lose it because of cabin fever, this guide should remind you that creativity and beauty still exist, virtually represented but there, nonetheless.

​Tumi’s albums: from best to just okay

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

17 people who have our attention in 2017

"There are more than 17 people in South Africa whose work is shifting consciousness"

​Urban Village is not a band, it’s a collective of underground artists

Guitarist Lerato Lichaba dreams of a place where artists can network and create away from the media glare.

Storm in a beer can jams Jo’burg road

Ricardo da Fonseca's makeshift pinhole camera - to take time-lapse photos of a construction site - had Jo'burg cops all a-shutter this week.

Migrants: Unexpected guests trapped in time and space

The outsider has always held a fascination for artists and writers, helping to shape our view of those who exist in a state of perpetual transition.

Art and the grey area of ‘betweenness’

Institutions need to engage more rigorously with "rural" artists such as Johannes Segogela and Jackson Hlungwani, writes Same Mdluli.

On being an ‘artist’

True artistry is a rare skill because everyone seems to be wrapped up in "the hustle" nowadays, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

Spoek Mathambo: Beyond Afro-futurism

Spoek Mathambo talks to the M&G about his latest release, his position in the SA music industry and an upcoming collaboration with Gorillaz.

South African artists: A shabby state of affairs

Funding shortages, political meddling and a lack of interest and understanding from audiences and government have left SA artists out in the cold.

Tarzan and Arab: The Gaza artists determined to make it against all odds

Despite a lack of training, equipment, funding or an audience, two artists are determined to succeed as film directors.

Denmark’s hippie haven under threat

Europe's last refuge for hippies, artists and activists may not last much longer, with the Danish government determined to clean up the giant squat.

What are the playmakers saying?

Seven world premieres of new South African drama will be staged at the main festival this year. Brent Meersman reports.

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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