The song breaks away from his normal style and rolls back the years
South Africa’s grotesque sexual violence statistics give credence to those who want to use his death and prominence to highlight the country’s sex crimes
Ngema’s flaws should not overshadow his remarkable contribution to South African cultural history
He was the creator of the acclaimed musical and film Sarafina which explores the 1976 uprising led by black students
Comedy has a role in helping us understand our complex nation and in healing cultural rifts
The remastered version of the movie made three decades ago is out and as relevant as ever
Decades later, Mbongeni Ngema’s work still has life lessons for South Africans in these dark days for our democracy
A journey of theatre and the healing power of song release pent-up emotions in Asinamali
Musician Tu Nokwe wants recognition for being the brains behind the hit musical, but Mbongeni Ngema denies she played any part in its creation.
Since making an indelible mark on South African theatre with <em>Woza Albert!</em>, Mbongeni Ngema has become mired in controversy.
When Mbongeni Ngema claimed in the hit song <i>AmaNdiya</i> that Indian were responsible for the oppression of Africans in KZN he was called to order.
His potato boycott play, Lion of the East, gets a further R2.9m injection of government money from KwaZulu-Natal.
Playwright Mbongeni Ngema gets R22-million for a play about the potato boycott, writes Niren Tolsi.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa reserved judgement on Thursday in the hearing of a complaint against the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s broadcast of a ”hate song” by hip-hop artist Zubz, said the Freedom Front Plus, which had laid a complaint about the song in February.