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Is kwaito an old thing yet?

Kwaito was born during South Africa’s transition to democracy and lives on as a kind of heritage

Extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’: How we choose to fashion ourselves

How we choose to dress is an instrument to communicate personal, race, class, gender and identity politics, as discussed in this extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’

Thath’i sgubhu usfak’ es’ketchini: (Re)making theatre with Jefferson Tshabalala

J Bobs masterfully dismantles the highbrow/lowbrow binary in his theatre-making practice

So, kwaito, where to from here?

"To remain relevant to the current generation, kwaito will need to shape-shift and reinvent itself akin to the evolution of hip-hop. "

Finding Your Niche with K.O

Rapper K.O speaks about his creative process, his intentions with Skhanda and South African hip hop losing its identity.

Re-memoring Madibuseng

​We re-examine Lebo Mathosa’s legacy as a biopic about the singer’s life hits our screens

Kwaito: Golden or new age?

The originators insist that the cultural phenomenon has not died, it took new forms

Durban kwaito’s Sugarman

Traces of Sandy B’s legacy, punctuated by a 1994 hit, are imprinted on the genre as we know it today

The descendants of TKZee

It may have traditionally been a definitively kasi sound but kwaito has grown to include different demographics

How Zola’s debut album forever changed kwaito

​‘UMdlwembe’ brought vengeance to the genre and forever changed kwaito with its hip-hop influences.

The Lists: Listening to TKZee, Stance and The Kyle Shepherd Trio

Compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo.

Kwaito legend Mandoza (38) dies of brain tumour

Mduduzi Tshabalala passed away on Sunday after having been diagnosed with a brain tumour in May last year.

Can we get more South Africa in our hip-hop? It’s time to stop picking up stompies.

The United States’ influence on culture is far-reaching, and Mzansi rappers have not escaped its clutches.

Musician Senyaka dies: ‘He probably started kwaito before time’

Tributes pour in for popular Kwaito musician Senyaka Kekana, who died Wednesday morning after a short illness.

From kwaito bad boys to activists

Having ditched dissing their baby mamas, rappers GP Gangsta are now cheerleaders for women's rights.

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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