The festival is underway in Makhanda and local artists are using the opportunity to teach visitors about their culture and showcase their work
This year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda – the first live one since the pandemic – tackles unemployment, the Marikana Massacre and the manner in which black women in society are written about
For the first time in two years, The National Arts Festival is back with an in-person star-studded list of artists and performers
The unfolding of events at recent protest in Makhanda ended up scoring cheap political points for a select few, while ignoring the real grievances
The municipality turned a deaf ear to residents’ cries — until they united and took it to court
Ignore the language used in brochures and on open days and be vigilant about the details
Citizen action, where diverse groups work together, offers hope that municipalities can be forced to do their job properly
Court is set to rule on the Makana council’s failure to fulfil its constitutional duties to town’s citizens
The National Arts Festival offers space for reflection about our fractious global moment
After being promised reimbursement for financial assistance, Gift of the Givers has been left high and dry by the water and sanitation department
It’s 200 years since the Xhosa were driven from their land and it has not yet been restored to them
‘Here in Joza we are treated as children of a lesser god. I won’t leave because if I leave who is going to take care of the youth?’
The pace of renaming places to rid them of their colonial and apartheid past is too slow
Buhle Ngaba and Klara van Wyk kneel at our feet as a crowd of mostly learners is ushered into Graeme College’s theatre to watch La Chair de Ma Chair
Zaza Hlalethwa details her journey from Bosman station to Rhini
No beer at the Village Green and no hassles finding parking. Is the National Arts Festival on the wane?
What constitutes a political song, or a song of political value?
The National Arts Festival theme of disruption is evident in What Remains as well as Neo Muyanga’s struggle-songs set
It’s that time of year again and you can’t see it all, but here’s the pick of the best at this year’s fest.
The Siyahluma Project Group, formed in Grahamstown, creates their own re-usable pads and works to tackle stigmas surrounding menstruation.
Athi-Patra Ruga’s National Arts Festival show brings to mind a neo-avant-gardist catwalk display or an opening act for Lady Gaga, writes Athi Joja.
If a theatre critic reviews food at the National Arts Festival is the irony dramatic or simply delicious?
Whether it’s opera or world music, comedy or cabaret, Cape Town’s winter line up of music and theatre shows promises something for everyone.
The world would be happier if everyone put down their phones, says the Irish comedian ahead of the Grahamstown leg of new show "Off the Hook".
An eight-year war between two former friends reveals the machinations of business in a small town.
As long as towns like Grahamstown and Cradock continue to glorify their colonial namesakes, it will be black people who appear sorry for 1994.
The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival nurtures a passion for music among talented students.
Hussein Badat responds to Fred de Vries’s article "Grahamstown: Love and sex in the city of saints."
Passion is in the air in the town of 60 churches, where people do things together they never thought they would, and probably never will again.
Rhodes University was "again on the brink of closure" because the municipality had failed to provide water to the campus, says the vice-chancellor.
Standard Bank Young Artist winner for performance art Anthea Moys took on a football game against the City of Grahamstown.
VIDEO: Rhodes students Jonathan Jones and Bjorn Krietsch follow the stories of two Grahamstown families trying to come to grips with the ruinous effects of tik.