Sophiatown

 
A space to grow for Westbury youth
A space to grow for Westbury youth
Dick Solomons can’t sit still — every now and then he has to stop himself from swivelling a full 360° in his office chair as he talks.
Locals don’t trust Westbury calm
Locals don’t trust Westbury calm
"We were very well-acquainted, me and her,” said David Mentoor. “That day, I just saw her pass here … and I can still see her.”
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Sophiatown: After a family is forcibly removed from their home in Sophiatown during the 1950s, their lives are interrupted when a Jewish woman responds to their rental advertisement in Meadowlands. Under the direction of Aubrey Sekhabi, this legacy musical is...
Mahobe  gets his chance to shine
Mahobe  gets his chance to shine
Growing up in Sophiatown and later in Western Native Township in the 1940s and 1950s, artist Monty Mahobe was kind of cajoled into drawing by his...
Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings
Under-siege Westbury seethes over killings
Heather Peterson (46) left her washing machine running when she went to collect the report card of a 10-year-old relative at the Westbury Primary...
Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters
Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters
Police Minister Bheki Cele promised change to the embattled Westbury community on Tuesday, but failed to heed residents’ calls to release...
“We'll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents
“We'll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents
Westbury residents have come out in their numbers for a face to face meeting with Police Minister Bheki Cele. But protesters say the meeting will...
A Sophiatown musical to Sunday Jazz Sundowners, don't miss this
A Sophiatown musical to Sunday Jazz Sundowners, don't miss this
Standard Bank National Youth 
Jazz Band: To catch the soothing sounds of live jazz, head to the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT)...
Inextricable link between jazz and fashion
Inextricable link between jazz and fashion
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has become a staple in the South African musical events diary. Defining jazz and what it means is a...
King Kong confined to history
King Kong confined to history
What gets lost in the passage of time? Eventually … everything.
Pervasive elitism blinds us to the bitter land battles in our cities
Pervasive elitism blinds us to the bitter land battles in our cities
The mechanics of domination, in their moments of visible drama and in their less obvious everydayness, frequently have a pronounced spatial...
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
As hi-fi sets across the country’s townships began issuing their ritual jazz doses on Sunday, news came fluttering in that the song stylist...

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