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Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The collaboration between Thomas Mapfumo and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, broke new ground and should have grown cult status

Parcel of Death memorialises Onkgopotse Abram Tiro

Journalist and Tiro’s nephew Gaongalelwe gives us a glimpse into the young firebrand’s life.

Embrace of a pan-African stranger

Robert Mugabe was once a fervent pan-Africanist, but he failed to act like one after he came to power

Tsvangirai left an incomplete legacy

He was the hope of many Zimbabweans and the man Mugabe feared most, but he failed at the last hurdle

Shanty towns: The new urban aesthetic

The continent's cities are built very differently to those in Europe, and a new book dedicates ?itself to these singular settlements.

Nomboniso Gasa: Long and short of the gender issue

Tired of producing endless tomes, the renowned activist has taken her views to Twitter instead.

Sharp turns on an angry road

The poet Makhafula Vilakazi lays bare and rejects ­ the sorry conditions that govern life on the margins.

Davids is turning back on black

A notable debut novel - "The Blacks of Cape Town" - ?explores how complex ?issues of race colour South Africa's past, ?present and future.

Beyond the king’s harem

An incomplete history of Swaziland gives the royal court too much credit for its own decline.

Tumi Mogorosi talks drums

Tumi Mogorosi's visionary debut album celebrates the centrality of percussion in African spirituality.

Africans face new peril on the seas

While the continent's leaders fight to protect the elite, their people are fleeing – and dying, writes Percy Zvomuya.

Lonmin’s Magara just doesn’t get it

Percy Zvomuya looks at Lonmin's Ben Magara and his recent chocolate stint as inspiration.

The tailored gait of Mugabe’s march

The sartorial choices of the man who has charted Zimbabwe's course for over three decades reflect the sharp edges to its attitude to the world.

Nadav Kander: Banal realities yield beauty

Photographer Nadav Kander eschews images ?that reflect certainties and deliberately seeks to ?frame moments that leave questions unanswered.

Achebe’s legacy, our lodestone

The novelist's writings have provided fertile ground for the festival speakers to raise contemporary issues.

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A bowl of warmth in a time of need

Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselve

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

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