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Making myths out of music

After its run on America’s Got Talent, the Ndlovu Youth Choir became a symbol of unity. But its genesis points to South Africa’s deep inequality

The European Film Festival highlights how people respond to the disruptive changes

In this interview film festival director Peter Rorvik sheds light on his curatorial vision and some of the themes emerging from the festival.

Bringing the hidden to light

Tshepiso Mabula’s photographs interrogate the postapartheid ritual of exhumation and reburial

Who is the real revolutionary?

In the days of social media, which can amplify storms in tea cups for retweets from a 'followers', it is easy to assume the mantle of 'leadership'

The intimacy of Toni Morrison

A new documentary examines the ‘Beloved’ author’s wider political and artistic signficance

David Koloane: Stylistic journeyman and complex persona

Two exhibitions across downtown Jo’burg force a slower look at the famed artist’s work

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

Creativity at work at The Centre for the Less Good Idea

The centre’s sixth season examines the concept of work through the eyes of artists working in different mediums

Where are Eastern Cape’s black entrepreneurs?

Proudly South African trip took journalists to companies creating jobs – but they’re white-owned

‘Lobbyists stall arts’ new dawn’

Activists believe the president is under pressure from corporates not to sign two Bills that would benefit artists

Don’t let the botanicals go to your head

A well-tailored punt gets a pleb out of Brixton in Johannesburg and shows him the sights, smells and tastes of the various larney silos in Cape Town

BLK JKS find life after robots

Their single blends Leraba’s famo vocals and nostalgic memories of the 2011 Hifa festival

The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off

In a country still smouldering from its self-immolation, how does a comedian stick to the ideals of his craft, which demand he speaks his truth

A requiem for the world’s dead

Gregory Maqoma revives a Zakes Mda character, mixing Ravel’s Boléro  with isicathamiya to mourn, to hope, and to celebrate life

Koleka Putuma’s Christian/ queer collision

The searing play No Easter Sunday For Queers tackles homophobic violence with a new langauge

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