Leon Botha

Your favourite multimedia this year

From phantasmagorical slideshows to the 10 sayings of Malema: We revisit the most watched multimedia in 2011.

Bowing out and signing off

The <i>M&G</i> rounds up some of the arts and entertainment personalities who took their final curtain calls in 2011.

A short life, richly lived

Leon Botha, an accomplished South African painter and DJ, as well as one of the world's oldest survivors of progeria, died on June 5.

Beyond transgression

Accomplished painter and DJ Leon Botha, who died of heart complications relating to his rare progeria condition, died on Sunday. He was 26 years old.

Die Antwoord collaborator Leon Botha dies, age 26

SA artist and DJ Leon Botha, whose work with Die Antwoord earned him worldwide recognition, has died, a day after his 26th birthday.

Most viewed M&G multimedia of 2010

The most viewed <em>Mail and Guardian</em> multimedia of 2010, from the hilarity of the dancing striker to our exclusive series on refugees.

The fibre of reality

Lauren Clifford-Holmes speaks to the artists behind an evocative photographic exhibition that celebrates the darker side of the human spirit.


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