Cd Reviews

Daft Punk’s new album leaks

The French duo's album has leaked on social media before the release date next Monday, giving fans the best platform to react - Twitter.

Rokia Traoré brings a spark of life to a country in political turmoil

Rokia Traoré has been pursuing her muse — and discovering more of her Malian musical identity.

Keeping up with Mr Jones: Where’s David Bowie Now?

Listening to his latest album makes you hope it’s not a one-off, that musician David Bowie's return continues apace.

Khuli Chana: Mother tongue lyricism

Khuli Chana's timeless sound makes his latest album one of the most enjoyable this festive season and beyond.

Make-Overs: Art-pop punk

If there was any justice in the music industry, thousands of South Africans would find a copy of the new Make-Overs album in their Christmas stocking.

Zuluboy: An MC trapped in a musician’s body

One thing to be said about Zuluboy is that his delivery is never lacklustre, regardless of the tempo of the beat.

The Brother Moves On end 2012 on a high note

This has been a big year for Johannesburg's performance-art wonderkids.

Spoek Mathambo: Afro-futurism’s heir apparent

The Future Sound of Mzansi is a compilation album of rarities, remixes and collaborations that will be distributed across the continent.

The Soil: Kasi soul takes root

The a capella trio, The Soil's self-titled debut album is taking their message to a wider audience.

Lark: Sticking to a basic formula

Lark's latest material doesn't offer their fans anything new, despite the evolution of South African electronic music, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Busy Signal: Evolution rather than revolution

We are used to this now: a barnstorming, fire-eating raggamuffin DJ who, midway through his career, discovers dancehall's conscious roots.

From Sonic Youth to musical maturity

It's clear that within Sonic Youth or outside of its confines, Lee Ranaldo has a lot to offer the music world, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Latest

Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it