Brett Murray

Brett Murray: Small on penises, big on satire

Kicks and pricks aside, can Brett Murray's work ever be read ignoring the brouhaha his Spear painting caused? The short answer: Maybe.

‘The Spear’ vandalism case postponed

The trial of Louis Mabokela, accused of vandalising the Jacob Zuma 'The Spear' painting, has been postponed in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

Documents of fictionalisation

The Loom of the Land shows South Africa through the eyes of more than 20 artists, but the exhibition’s politeness may leave art lovers unsatisfied.

Diddy buys Murray at Art Basel Miami Beach

An artwork from Brett Murray's controversial "Hail to the Thief II" exhibition has been snatched up by hip-hop royalty Sean "Puffy" Combs.

Appeal tribunal shreds classification of ‘The Spear’

The Film and Publications Board cannot ban online images, an appeal tribunal told it this week.

McKaiser: Nudity has lost its political potency

The reaction to a new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been banal but in an interesting way, Eusebius McKaiser has said.

‘The Spear’ returns as gallery takes on classification

The Goodman Gallery has appealed a ruling that children should be protected from the 'Spear' painting, saying the FPB does not have the authority.

The ‘Sarah Baartmanisation’ of the black body

Songstress Simphiwe Dana pens a letter to City Press editor, Ferial Haffajee, on the role "The Spear" had in dehumanising black people.

Elitist attacks imperil change

The political tsunami generated by "The Spear" has begun to subside, so there is some relative calm in which to assess the consequences of the outcry.

The best way to deal with ‘The Spear’

The heavy-handed response to the Brett Murray's painting raises the ominous spectre of the state silencing dissent, writes Anne McClintock

The art of marching: ANC ‘Spear’ protest hits the road

The battle against the controversial "Spear" painting moves to the streets as thousands of ANC supporters prepare to march on the Goodman Gallery.

City Press editor: ‘I don’t respond to threats’

City Press editor Ferial Haffajee says the ANC is no longer a party of ideas and debate.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.