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Don’t Miss: Our roundup of this week’s virtual and in-person events

From live music by the Reza Khota Quartet in Gugulethu to J.Bo’s live, online event, there’s plenty of culture to keep you entertained

‘Elusive Spring’ reveals South Africa today

Mike van Graan’s 2012 political thriller comes to life again ― and its themes are more relevant than ever

The Portfolio: Slindile Mthembu

Theatre-maker Slindile Mthembu has taken the plunge of reformatting her play, Igama?, for film, so that it can reach a wider audience

The art of the virtual experience

The live magic may be gone, but the National Arts Festival showcases some exhilarating work

Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance

Buhle Ngaba’s ‘Swan Song’, showing online at the virtual National Arts Festival, explores the rawness of heartbreak, and of life

A ‘necessity being the mother of invention’ type thing

Danai Gurira on theatre and representation

Lebo M circles his Lion King life

As a kid in Soweto, he never dreamed he’d help the world fall in love with life in Africa; as a veteran musician his pride is undiminished

Another New Brighton veteran bids us farewell

Very early into making her mark as an actress and theatre maker, Nkonyeni set out for a politically charged career in the arts.

The Naledi Awards – South Africa’s shining star

Funding the awards has been a constant battle

SA’s disconnect from Africa limits cultural landscape

South Africa’s identity issues are reflected in its lack of appreciation for pan-African art

A call for township theatres

Practitioners say there is a need to reignite the fire that kept community theatre burning

​Actor, humanist, mentor

Emotive performances and a willingness to share were his enduring qualities, writes Kwanele Sosibo

A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA’s canon of protest theatre

Buhle Ngaba and Klara van Wyk kneel at our feet as a crowd of mostly learners is ushered into Graeme College's theatre to watch La Chair de Ma Chair

​Mandela centenary celebrated in song and dance

'It’s madness to celebrate Mandela and omit Winnie'

Live Art Network, an introduction

"Live Art Network will explore the basic tenets of live art and its conceptual underpinnings".

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

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Transport Month

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

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