Honouring a Mother City mainstay

Confounding every stereotype, the festival has gone on to become a movement that puts inclusion and progress at the heart of its mission statement.

The cult of Angela Weickl – electronic music’s curator and ever-present fan

She has always been present, first as a fan, then as a DJ, and now as a curator and label owner, reinventing herself as the music does.

Jarre brings politics to electonica

A pioneer of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has roused crowds, yet at the root of the genre lies a political dimension, he says.

Electronica booms! DJs seek voice beyond machines

Several leading electronic music artists are seeking to combat perceptions with a renewed effort to emphasise the human element behind the music.

Mark Ernestus: Remixing business with pleasure

After earning his stripes on the Berlin techno scene, Ernestus has turned his attention to the music of the ­Africa, with ­spectacular results.

Ibrahim gives South African house a home

Electro-soul singer and global denizen Zaki Ibrahim has always been a nomad, but it is becoming easier for her to call SA, her father's country, home.

Warrick Sony: Surfing the zeitgeist

Warrick Sony's new album deals with the perpetual state of agitation in South Africa and the world.

Eclectic mix to nourish your neurons

When it comes to electronic music, the Brainfeeder label from Los Angeles is as hot as you get.

Hooked on music

<b>Charles Leonard</b> explains why Taste of Sónar is a far more exciting prospect for music junkies than the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

The sounds of software

Byetone trained as a tailor, but his true love is creating minimalist, abstract techno.

There’s a Spoek on my stoep

Dubbed this year's Die Antwoord, Spoek ­Mathambo's sound is uncategorically South African.

Killer is death on the dance floor

As famous for his esoteric music as his high-voltage stage presence, the Gaslamp Killer is braced for assault when tours SA this week.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income