Music Festivals

​Delta Skelter: notes from a nascent music festival

The second Okavango Delta Music Festival was a dusty, distant affair writes Derek Davey

Shekhinah is coming up roses

As Mercury left retrograde and South Africa ushered in women’s month, Apple Music released an all-genre list to celebrate the women with...

A beginner’s guide to boutique festivals

Big events have their attractions but niche festivals, which are less financially risky, are drawing crowds

Casting the music festival network wider

Festivals are gaining popularity and momentum across Southern Africa and expanding even further to showcase African arts.

Can a Tiger Tiger change its racist stripes?

Think you can escape white privilege and racism with a night out with friends? Think again, says Ra'eesa Pather.

Where to for the cancelled Sauti za Busara festival?

The festival's director has vowed that this lively celebration of East African music will be back bigger and stronger in 2017.

DON’T MISS THIS: Jammin ‘n Ting music and arts festival

Interested in new music, art and film, and looking for something to do this Easter? Go to the fifth Jammin 'n Ting festival at Naledi village.

Ultra, CTEMF: SA in the slipstream of global EDM movement

If God is a DJ, according to Faithless and everyone wants to be a DJ, says Paul van Dyk; and if Paris Hilton thinks she's a DJ - then God help us all.

Oppikoppi 2012: The sweetest thing

Around 20 000 people descended on the dusty, rocking 'n rolling festival this year. Themed SweetThing, we ask people about their sweetest thing at Oppi.

The secret life of festivals

Party animal Michael Leslie loves music festivals and is the national communications manager for Red Bull South Africa.

Up the Creek (no paddle required)

Up the Creek music festival takes place at the beginning of February, and it has gained a reputation as one of the more civilised events of its kind.

Making jazz and taming crowds

Matthew Krouse finds out what is going down at this year's Jazz on the Lake at Zoo Lake from Johannesburg's Bassline jazz club owner, Brad Holmes.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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