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Beyoncé and the Heart of Darkness

Few black thinkers and creatives in the United States seem able to grapple with the implications of their Americocentrism in relation to Africa

Another New Brighton veteran bids us farewell

Very early into making her mark as an actress and theatre maker, Nkonyeni set out for a politically charged career in the arts.

John Kani, the king of South African theatre

He's been arrested, he's been stabbed, but he still promotes performance arts

​Actor, humanist, mentor

Emotive performances and a willingness to share were his enduring qualities, writes Kwanele Sosibo

Winston Ntshona put his body in the line of fire

Known primarily for starring in the Fugard-directed plays, Ntshona has also enjoyed a lengthy film career

Dusting off The Suit

Directed by James Ngcobo and starring a superb­ cast, 'The Suit' reinforces the quality and tradition of plays put on the Market Theatre stage

​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play

The director-writer duo of John Kani and Zakes Mda taps into a relevant South Africa topic, but could do more to deepen the conversation.

Theatre creatives honoured in Cape Town

The 51st Fleur de Cap Threatre Awards were held in Cape Town on Sunday, March 20. The awards recognise artists across the threatre specctrum.

John Kani on his new play, ‘Missing’

Renowned actor and playwright John Kani talks to Brent Meersman about his new play, "Missing", now showing at the Baxter Theatre.

Two’s company: Friends and rivals set the stage alight

It looks as though the stage that was for long John Kani's has grown a foot wider to accommodate his son and his peers, writes Percy Zvomuya.

Lekker local on a role

When it emerged that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson had been cast as Winnie Mandela in a biopic of the Struggle matriarch, there was an uproar.

Anarchy would’ve helped Saftas

A hint of anarchy would have served the theme of the Safta Awards well -- after all, that too is part of the South African story.

Collective catharsis

Through theatre ordinary people can address difficult issues, writes Percy Zvomuya.

Taking plays to print

If plays stay on stage, never making their way on to the page, South Africans could lose an important aspect of their culture. But not if Robin Malan'

Finding freedom in captivity

IN The Island, two political prisoners on Robben Island perform a version of Antigone to their cellmates and their warders.

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