Charles Leonard

Reflecting on Brenda Fassie’s ‘Black President’

"Fassie lived according to her own rules. That’s what made her political."

Coming to SA: UK DJ Charles Webster on not playing bad music

UK producer and DJ Charles Webster talks about playing at this weekend's Churn 2015 and his latest album.

‘It’s really, really great being Maceo Parker’

The sax legend, who ‘graduated from the University of James Brown’, on the joys of leading his own band.

Good vibes and jazz for the spirit

Tumi Mogorosi's album, Project Elo, brings together the eloquent sounds of accomplished jazz musicians and opera singers.

Highs and lows of a year in music

Charles Leonard writes about his vet’s stillborn question to Leonard Cohen and the joys of reggae.

Get your facts straight, Steve, and help to build a better society

Even a hugely popular right-wing rock star sometimes needs an agony uncle - especially when his "army" fails to live up to his expectations.

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.

News break: The last reading with Riaan

When the SABC's long-serving newsreader delivered his final bulletin, many viewers shed a tear -- and so did Riaan Cruywagen, although not on air.

Designer with star material

In a world renowned for superficiality, Gert-Johan Coetzee's down-to-earth qualities set him apart.

This good and serious ANC must be heard

These days the ANC's loudest voices are those of populists, racists, opportunists and reactionaries.

Blurring of boundaries exists in US unions too

There can't be many other outsiders as qualified to hold forth on the labour movement in SA than Andy Stern, who was here on a flying visit this week.

How Brink slaved over slavery

Celebrated South African author Andre Brink says his 21st novel - a story about slavery in the Cape - was the most difficult of his career to write.


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

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

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