Kwanele Sosibo

Gugs grabs the globe

While kwaito artists were learning how to write rhyming couplets, Guguletu youths were honing a potent dancehall style they are now exporting overseas, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Murder in the Eastern Cape

Kwanele Sosibo reviews journalist Heidi Holland's new book <i>The Colour of Murder</i>, which combines combines pacy writing with wry observation and painstaking research.

Abortion law sent back

The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, which extended the range of health practitioners able to conduct abortions, was declared invalid by the Constitutional Court on Thursday on the grounds that Parliament had not sufficiently involved the public in drafting the Bill.

The funk revolution reborn

<b>CD OF THE WEEK:</b> Dudley Perkins is the funkiest cat in hip-hop since Humpty Hump emerged in the 1990s selling Digital Underground sex packets, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

The vine divine

For many reasons, including the fact that I couldn’t pronounce the names, I’ve always looked on wine and its surrounding etiquette as a snobbish pastime for the grey and over-privileged. Many of the brand names still sound like toasts to colonial excess -- an impression reinforced by the fact that the local industry remains less than 1% black-owned.

Lebanese join Jews for peace

The South African Lebanese community has joined forces with concerned local Jews in condemning Israeli military action in Lebanon by releasing a joint petition for peace. "Everyone is in favour of stopping the war," declared Father Nadim Abu Zaid, of the Johannesburg-based Maronite Catholic Church in Woodmead

Song migrant

Kwanele Sosibo speakes to musician Lura, who will be part of a special double bill celebrating National Women's Day.

How was it for you?

"Yoh! When was the last time I did this?" mutters Xoli Ntshingila as she looks around for a brush. Ntshingila recently won the Black Trophy at the World Hairdressing Championship in Moscow, making her the best ethnic hairdresser in the world. She’s about to give me a haircut, a privilege she doesn’t often extend to men these days, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Outside Lagos

The new edition of Chimurenga magazine explores 'Nigerianness', which is described as 'an overriding descriptor of black people in the negative'. Kwanele Sosibo speaks to the Magazine's editor, Ntone Edjabe.

‘Jesus of the Vaal’ gets the axe

An independent disciplinary tribunal was not convinced that Aubrey Mokadi walked on water and fired him as vice-chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology. Dubbed "Jesus of the Vaal", he got axed after being found guilty on 161 counts of corruption, fraud and nepotism.

Cautious, but more refined

<b>CD OF THE WEEK: </b>On his sophomore offering, <i>Late Registration</i>, rapper/producer Kanye West treads similar ground to his inaugural release <i>College Dropout</i>, albeit slightly more refined, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Pro Kid’s calling

Known for his defiant freestyles, boyish charms and musical flow, Pro Kid speaks to Kwanele Sosibo about 'coming up in the game' and why he can't give up the mic.


Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Slice of life: Living her own life again

'It was hard to survive without performance'

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories