Arts Alive highlights power of creativity in democracy

This year’s Arts Alive programme has a strong focus on theatre and reinforces the important role art plays in improving the quality of lives.

Art fair or just opportunist?

Galleries may thrive but will the planned Art Week, FNB Joburg Art Fair and Arts Alive festivities have any greater social or cultural ramifications?

The Masekela, Willis and Gismonti southern connection

Johannesburg came alive on Saturday evening when jazz greats took to the stage for "South Meets South -- An Evening With The Masters".

Millions wash away sins at Kumbh festival

The Kumbh Mela, celebrated every 12 years, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, drew massive crowds of devotees, ascetics and foreign tourists.

Jo’burg set to bloom with a spring infusion of culture

In addition to Arts Alive, there are several other cultural events taking place in the city in September.

Lira breaks new ground

SA's Lira chats about her experience at the BET awards, and tells us about her upcoming performance at the Arts Alive festival.

Sculpting music out of movement

Philip Miller and Jill Richards engage in a series of sonic meditations on playing the piano.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

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

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