Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The collaboration between Thomas Mapfumo and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, broke new ground and should have grown cult status

Seeking the real Chimurenga

The author unravels a history of Zimbabwe that’s been twisted for centuries and continues today

On our Lists this week: Freshwater, Chimurenga, Darkie Fiction and Diana Vreeland

In between working on Friday copy, this is what the team reads, listens to and watches

Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo’s insightful new biography

A new book probes the life and times of Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe’s hailed chimurenga music pioneer.

Chimurenga finds its true south

The magazine and its news offshoot were ­nurtured in a climate of ­alienation in Cape Town.

Chronic: A late-colonial enkwayary

Chronic ranges across the post-colonial world, exposing multiple contradictions and a bewildering range of trajectories across this landscape.

Out of the blues

A concert on Friday evening pays tribute to one of South Africa's most innovative jazz groups ever.

Street focus becomes Chronic

Literary magazine <i>Chimurenga</i>'s first newspaper will retell the xenophobia story from the inside.

From Chimurenga to Chronic

<i>Chimurenga</i>'s new project is an intervention into the newspaper as a vehicle of knowledge production and dissemination.

To the streets and beyond

The <i>Chimurenga Chronic</i> street poster campaign is a public art intervention taking place on the African continent and beyond.

Hauntingly, quintessentially chimurenga

For four decades Thomas Mapfumo has been at the heart of the ­evolution of a music style that put Zimbabwean sounds on the map.

Brief union sealed by fate

Chance brings two of Zimbabwe's leading musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo, together to share their thoughts and feelings


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Partner row hits Mabuza Eskom deal

Former business associate says Nomvula Mabuza was not authorised to use his firm’s credentials to win the R100-million maintenance contract

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

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