Latest articles on Maskandi

Review: ‘Vukazithathe’, a portrait of the maskandi artist as a mentor and friend

Nthato Mokgata’s documentary ‘Vukazithate’, showing online at the National Arts Festival, tells an intimate story of his mentor and maskandi legend, Bhekisenzo “Vukazithathe” Cele

Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

Billy Monama: stringing together South African guitar history

The guitarist’s book, Introduction to South African Guitar Style: Volume One is due to be published at the end of the year

While tied to South Africa’s fortunes, Johnny Clegg’s music had a universal appeal

Developing a taste for Zulu music forms like isicathamiya, Clegg would freqeuent townships and hostels at an early age, flouting apartheid laws

Isina Muva liyabukwa

Sjava’s music mirrors the stance of patriarchs who play in the “not all men” territory but present contradictory messages in their work.

Msholozi desperately tries for another (political) hit

The R25-million budget to have Zuma record an album of struggle songs is not merely about capturing history for posterity and posteriors.

Tune in to the wails of Maskandi

The genre grew out of Southern Africa’s past and reflects our present and our desired future

Muzi finds his way home

The Durban-born musician is now making music on his own terms by bringing the electronic genre into an African future

Talking tough: Maskandi turns into a blood sport

Although maskandi has always been about espousing personal and regional pride, increasing violence mars its founding tenets

Plucking chords from dreams

Sibusile Xaba puts his individual stamp on the guitar and lets his ancestors do the talking.

One giant leap for the faithless

<b>Chris Roper</b> is happy to live in a country where we believe in zombies and tokoloshes but is concerned we'll start believing in politicians too.

The music of Everyman

To generalise, people think their choice of music is cool and everyone else should listen with them.

Mhlongo Maskandi

Busi Mhlongo wears her heart on her sleeve when it comes to fallen musicians, writes Niren Tolsi.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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