Latest articles on Simphiwe Dana

The danger of well-meaning men using the term ‘our women’

History shows that women have long been considered property by various social groups. These words perpetuate the idea

Artists must strive to reimagine ways of portraying and inhabiting ikasi

An overemphasis on ‘escaping’ the township robs us of the nuanced account of its spirit and a chance to create a habitable space in the margins

A ghostbusting care package

A multimedia care package of reading material, series, movies and music to indulge in if you're ghosted

Staying sane in a trying industry

Diliza Moabi is passionate about TV and has spent the greater part of his life making his dreams come true

Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more

The songstress is hesitantly making her comeback and her treasured audiences hope to see her soar

A case for curiosity and generosity

Many good writers appear to be solipsists, selfish and even competitive, and unkind. These writers will remain good but will never be great.

​’Examples’ shows us the musical law of Eric Lau

With talented friends around him, the electronic music producer is recrafting instrumental rap with his latest album.

Tribute: Peter Makurube, the gentle revolutionary

Nicky Blumenfield writes about her friend and mentor, the late Peter Makurube whose dedication to South African arts made a significant impact.

Rapper Tumi Molekane – ‘I knew the video would offend people’

Following Simphiwe Dana's scathing tweets about a photo of the star holding women by hair leashes, Molekane says the imagery aims to tell a story.

Don’t Miss This: November – December

The M&G's weekly round-up of the country's hot-ticket events.

Mandela memorial concert planned in PTA

A concert has been planned at the State Theatre in honour of Madiba as mourners flock to the Pretoria city centre to pay their last respects.

SA’s finest pull out the stops at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Sthembile Gasa rounds up some of the collections that were on show at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg.

Simphiwe Dana unplugged

The complex world of South Africa's favourite thinking diva.

Zero tolerance for Zille’s barb

The DA leader's labelling of musician Simphiwe Dana as a 'professional black' smacks of racial insensitivity and cheap political point-scoring.

Talking in mother tongues

To campaign for the primacy of one language by negating another is exactly how to kill the cause.

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Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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