Philip Tabane

Reserved Thabang Tabane wants to keep his sound simple

Loping, infectious and cyclical, Matjale is Tabane’s stepping into the fray of a commodified and contested malombo sound.

Looping history for a brave new now

Thabang Tabane’s music video twists apartheid footage to create new meanings, malombo style

The master of simplicity takes his final bow

Philip Tabane, aka Dr Malombo, was as important a philosopher as he was a musician

On our Lists this week: Africa is a Country, Philip Tabane, and Sho Madjozi

In between working on Friday copy, this is what the team reads, listens to and watches.

Dr Malombo fought to keep his music in a genre of its own

One thing Philip Tabane left us remains definite: that it is possible to influence others as much as it is possible to learn from them.

Dr Philip Tabane passes on, leaving malombo to the next generation

​Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane, the inimitable guitarist, philosopher and conduit of malombo spirits passed away today at a Pretoria hospital

Spat clouds malombo festival

The event is being touted as a tribute to Philip Tabane but the organisers’ caginess and a Twitter exchange suggests all is not well


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it