Comic Books

Forget Black Panther — Africa’s homegrown superheroes

What makes Kwezi special is the fact that, in the comic’s creation, they get to draw from the cultural terrain of South Africa

Nigeria’s Comic Republic creates African superheroes

Lagos start-up Comic Republic is creating African characters with a moral spine - and has made its comic books available for free download.

Capturing the character

Cartoonist Zapiro, who has just released his 20th annual collection, talks about making caricatures and how famous faces can mutate

Black Captain America leads comic book diversity

Mainstream comic book superheroes are getting redrawn from the stereotypical blue-eyed white male into a world of multicoloured crusaders.

Truth dies: Literature’s future is forfeit

What will people be reading 30 years from now? Ewan Morrison looks into his crystal ball ?and finds bad news...

Comic Con SA looks to be kind of ‘meh’

South Africa is to get its own Comic Con. But things are not as they seem, as "I'm no geek" reporter and Comic Con fan Faranaaz Parker found out.

The evolution of African pulp fiction

Sean O'Toole traces the genre from its current incarnation back to the golden age of the genre amid high apartheid and African independence.

Pink Lantern gets the green light

After 72 years of tackling supervillains as a straight man, DC Comics' Green Lantern, one of the oldest characters, is to be reintroduced as gay.

Comic-Con kicks off with flicks and costumes

Superheroes, zombies and space aliens descend on San Diego for the sold-out four-day Comic-Con event, starting on Thursday.

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.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

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

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.