Fela Kuti

How deep can you go in 15 minutes with Ebro?

M&G sat down with ‘Old Man Ebro’ during his Apple Music trip to SA, to see what a few minutes of conversation could produce. Apparently, a lot...

Moving encounters with misfits and megastars

Film festival screens documentaries of several celebrities and some local artists

Going home from home

A traveller returns home to warm familiarities seen through the eyes of universality

​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone

Family dynasties of musical legends allow us to vicariously indulge our nostalgia – but, surely, there’s a purpose beyond that.

Abena Koomson: life is polyrhythmic

Ghanaian American artist Abena Koomson on life, art and the unifying power of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti's music.

Finding Fela: A Celebration of Fela Kuti’s life

A doccie about legendary musician Fela Kuti's life and politically-charged music has just been released.

Fela Kuti finally gets a welcome home

Fifteen years after his death, the man who was a thorn in the side of officials in Nigeria has been honoured by the authorities with whom he tangled.

Like father, like Seun

Seun Kuti shares his views on politics, the Egypt 80 big band and the long shadow cast by his father.

Fela Kuti’s cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria

After years of furthering her family's tradition of activism, Yemisi Ransome-Kuti decided to take her struggle to the campaign trail.

Fela Kuti’s biographer sues over musical

An award-winning American musical based on Fela Kuti's life has been lavishly praised. But the production has been hit with a $5-million lawsuit.

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.

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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.