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Musical drama ‘Hlakanyana’ offers biting social comment

The theatre piece draws on folklore and an Afrofuturist world to interrogate social ills

Paul Mashatile: Big promises, now what?

Recent comments by Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile promise a shake-up of the institutions that are life-and-death for artists.

Writers blocked: Programme scrapped after funding is withdrawn

With only two weeks until the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, part of its iconic sister programme has been gagged, writes Thalia Randall.

Innovative platforms for local literature

Allan Kolski Horwitz explains independently minded publishing collective Botsotso, while Darryl Accone applauds Colleen Higgs's award-winning work.

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Mboweni says no more Zondo funding as court extends commission’s lifespan

The finance minister suggests money should be found from the cash-strapped justice department

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