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Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel

The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up

The art of the virtual experience

The live magic may be gone, but the National Arts Festival showcases some exhilarating work

Oh Shucks, an accidental blackface hero

Leon Schuster is having a few movies of his removed from Showmax and Phumlani Pikoli figures: what better time to reflect on this bruh than now?

Queen Sono moers the dudes

The spy drama with its kick-ass heroine Queen Sono shows the continent in a new light

The Portfolio: Gilli Apter

South African comedian, writer and director Gilli Apter speaks about how hilarious content requires constant writing and feedback from the comedy community

“You are too young to mock the government”: Zimbabwean comedian relives her abduction

Samantha Kureya, aka Gonyeti, did not quite understand the power of her jokes — until she was abducted and tortured for them

The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off

In a country still smouldering from its self-immolation, how does a comedian stick to the ideals of his craft, which demand he speaks his truth

Peeking through death’s door

John Vlismas is exploring ways of fucking with his formula

Beyond the comedy curtain and back

Going back into the past to get a deeper sense of comedy’s future

The stand-up sophomore: ​Gilli Apter

Gilli Apter's strain of comedy is reflective, interactive and somewhat feminist in its bent.

Trump tricks and transgender jibes sully the Chappelle experience

Dave Chappelle may be laughing all the way to the bank, but some fans aren’t LOLing at his new special

​Homage to the motherland

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime and Other Stories (Pan Macmillan) has just been published. He tells the us about his autobiography and the art of comedy.

Interview with Trevor Noah: Life, jokes and art

The Mail & Guardian had a chat with the comedian about himself, his book, his writing and the art of comedy.

​The puppet guy reinvents Chester

Ventriloquist Conrad Koch lets loose the silly side of his act, a playfulness that is itself political.

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Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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