Percy Zvomuya

Parcel of Death memorialises Onkgopotse Abram Tiro

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

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

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.

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders