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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.

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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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