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The Portfolio: Sabelo Mkhabela

Sabelo Mkhabela, a ‘writer who can take photos’ tells us about the image he took of American rapper Joey Bada$$ at Oppikoppi in 2017

“We got Ja Rule on the phone …”

There were no flame emojis in sight on one fateful, all but festive, weekend in 2017. Netflix has given us a look into the #epicfail that wasn’t

The house that women built

Women vocalists are getting the credit they deserve from house vocalist Jackie Queens

Our pick of Oppikoppi’s hottest acts

From jazz and house to hip-hop, we highlight some top music acts at Oppikoppi 2015.

Monster of SA rock: Little Oppikoppi is all grown up

Twenty years of rocking out in faraway Limpopo have only stoked the fires of South Africa’s most famous music festival.

Twenty years of Oppikoppi – merging old and new

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Oppikoppi music festival line-up juxtaposed older and younger local acts.

Jack Parow detained after late-night boating confrontation

Popular Afrikaans zef rapper Jack Parow's Oppikoppi performance has been postponed after he was allegedly detained for disturbing the peace.

MK awards celebrate SA rock royalty

Award regulars Van Coke Kartel have won three prizes at the MK Awards, making them the event's biggest winners.

Black skin, white festival

Oppikoppi has begun transforming itself into a music festival for all races, but it has a long way to go.

The changing face of Oppikoppi

What once started as an Afrikaans rock festival is now teeming with people of all shapes and hues, writes Nickolaus Bauer.

‘Songfighter’ winning the battle

Poverty is a great inspiration for artistic endeavour, says Brendon Shields, who is set to play at the Oppikoppi festival next week.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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