JAZZ

Vuma Levin initiates his cycle

The guitarist is growing into his groove, with a new concept album launching soon

Nduduzo Makhathini returns to the underworlds

The acclaimed pianist and composer shared his journey with us on completing his debut Blue Note album 

A life of poetic activism

Sandile Dikeni was a writer who continuously confronted what it means to be South African

Thandiswa takes a walk in Bra Hugh’s shoes

Thandiswa Mazwai speaks about her memories of playing with the trumpeter and what fans can expect from her collaboration with his band

Mabuta prepare another kind of jazz for a global stage

The title of Mabuta’s debut album, Welcome to This World, has always seemed like a clear invitation to enter a dream state. (Isabel Janssen)

Ndabo Zulu hails the queen

While trumpeter Ndabo Zulu was studying at the Norwegian Academy of Music (from 2017 to 2019) and building on the idea that...

The fraternity of lived genius

Author Toni Morrison’s words set high new standards for ethics

Unruly native till the end

The jazz maestro was an activist first and foremost, and created his own unique instruments and style

Capers of a cheeky jazzman

Balancing the horn with the DJ set from Hillbrow to Ibiza, George Sax is a master of mixology

The Portfolio: Rafs Mayet

"He had a formidable reputation amongst photographers and would not hesitate to throw you out if you disturbed him onstage"

Toward new orbits

While The Orbit will be missed and its end is undoubtedly a frustrating and disappointing blow to the jazz scene

Inextricable link between jazz and fashion

Bonded by history as much as the present, the two genres of expression work together effortlessly

Latest

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