Mary Sibande

The august house that fosters art

Welcome to August House, a relic of Doornfontein’s ?industrial past and home ?to some of South ?Africa’s top artists.

Mary Sibande: The purple shall reign at Grahamstown’s arts fest

Mary Sibande is moving on from a familiar character in her oeuvre and, by exploring an historical event, is digging for deeper meaning.

2012: More than just The Spear

2012 was a year where art made headlines. But there was more to the art world than the hype around Brett Murray's controversial work.

Talent that needs no kick-start

Some Standard Bank Young Artist laureates are too successful for their awards, argues Percy Zvomuya.

Art industry’s brightest new stars

M&G arts editor Matthew Krouse picks the brains of five winners of the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards.

Ripples in a very big pond

South Africa's first attempt at official national representation at the Venice Biennale has been a messy affair, but hopes are high.

Look up, up, up

Ten years ago Jo'burg launched the Johannesburg Art City Project, meant “to transform the city into the world's largest outdoor art gallery.

Suburban dreams

Percy Zvomuya speaks to visual artist Mary Sibande about freedom, politics and alter egos.


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