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Ek sê, give graffiti the kasi flavour

The Ubuhle Bendalo urban art residency furthered the subversion of the broken window theory

Mapping the city through graffiti

An inner city graffiti festival aims to make Johannesburg a global graffiti destination

Editing Steve: The limits of free expression

'Over the years Steve Hofmeyr has reinvented himself from the poor man’s Brad Pitt to a singer to a political public commentator'

EDITORIAL: Hofmeyr? Seriously?

Hofmeyr isn’t capable of singing a new song; he just recycles his old hits, which are just some old folk songs from a rather nasty tradition.

Krog, Pauw speak out on newspaper’s decision to publish Hofmeyr’s views

The weekly Afrikaans paper was challenged on social media after it published an opinion piece by right-wing popstar Steve Hofmeyr.

A mother fights queer bias

Her daughter was murdered but she finds peace by helping parents accept their LGBTI children

Graffiti and Herman Mashaba’s bid to erase public art histories

Bylaws in SA’s major metros are killing off an art form that marginalised people could call their own

Editorial: Mayor’s walls of shame

It looks like the mayor felt some pressure to come up with something he could use to show how firm he is, but it is completely irrelevant to most.

Writing’s on the wall for Jo’burg’s graffiti artists

Mayor Herman Mashaba believes the art form is a deterrent to investment and will review how it is policed.

DA’s use of Madiba’s voice a ‘gross violation of electoral code’ – Mandla Mandela

An election advert using Mandela's voice has elicited the ire of his grandson who says he shouldn't be affiliated with the 'betrayal of our struggle'.

Paint speaks to power

Graffiti has long been used as a form of protest, which a new generation in South Africa is discovering.

Eight of Cape Town’s top street artists on Instagram

From Mak 1 to DALeast, we profile some graffiti artists in Cape Town on Instagram who use this social media tool to showcase their work and process.

Mbokodo women solid as a rock in the cultural world

The contribution by artists , ranging from poets and painters to dancers and designers, to their communities are recognised through these awards.

Did Parliament really sign off on the arms deal?

Expectations will be high as ex-DA MP Raenette Taljaard testifies on whether the House was undermined to ensure there was no probe into the arms deal.

Angry message in São Paolo’s murals

Glamour and squalor coexist uneasily here, but one thing unites rich and poor: everyone's furious about Fifa World Cup Brazil.

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