Malombo Music

Madala and Mabi: It’s a thing that spans half a century

Madala Kunene and Mabi Thobejane have been making music and maintaining a friendship for over fifty years.

Mamelodi’s spirit lives on in music

A concert attempts to capture the rich cultural and political heritage of the township

Reserved Thabang Tabane wants to keep his sound simple

Loping, infectious and cyclical, Matjale is Tabane’s stepping into the fray of a commodified and contested malombo sound.

Looping history for a brave new now

Thabang Tabane’s music video twists apartheid footage to create new meanings, malombo style

The master of simplicity takes his final bow

Philip Tabane, aka Dr Malombo, was as important a philosopher as he was a musician

Dr Malombo fought to keep his music in a genre of its own

One thing Philip Tabane left us remains definite: that it is possible to influence others as much as it is possible to learn from them.

Dr Philip Tabane passes on, leaving malombo to the next generation

​Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane, the inimitable guitarist, philosopher and conduit of malombo spirits passed away today at a Pretoria hospital

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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