Culture

Cancel culture, threats to freedom of speech, and the state of liberal democracy

Although Ian Buruma was removed as the editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books in September 2018, he still speaks his mind

Once upon a time in Benin…

At an annual festival, griots pass on stories to younger generations to keep their history alive

Ethnic boxes perpetuate colonialism

The dangerous re-ethnicisation of SA politics must be stopped lest it lead to the same ethnonationalism that caused bloodshed in Rwanda and Yugoslavia

Japan is committed to strengthening its bilateral relationship with South Africa

Japan is committed to further strengthening its bilateral relationship with South Africa

Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity

"Sharing stories is an evolutionary tool that alters our minds," says the author.

​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation

The film questions the idea of manhood in Xhosa culture through a relationship between three men.

​Culture clashes over street names disturb the usual harmony of the ConCourt

The judges are divided over a clean break from the apartheid past and cultural rights.

Culture still divides a divided NWU

Differences greater than geographical distances continue to keep the campuses of the merged North-West University apart.

The age of Mandarin is upon us

With the government and business casting their gaze ever eastwards, South Africans are being urged to familiarise themselves with Chinese culture.

No need to defend the value of under siege arts degrees

Study of the arts cannot claim to be essential to democracy or economic success but it is the intrinsic value of the arts that keeps us coming back.

Creole: The original language

Françoise Lionnet, an authority on languages and literature in the Indian Ocean islands, about her work on creolisation, globalisation and culture.

Heritage Day: Braai, and braai proudly!

As the debate rages on about the commercialisation of Heritage Day, in the absence of a better suggestion Faranaaz Parker sticks with the chops.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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