Visual Arts

Art and about: 10 art fairs not to miss

With the local art fair season about to kick off, we highlight some of the country's – and Africa's – most happening visual art events.

Apartheid: Defiance was a dapper struggle, too

Bongani Madondo searches for elegance in a vast exhibition of photographic material documenting life in apartheid South Africa.

Art collecting with Albie Sachs

Former Constitutional Court justice Albie Sachs is bound to art and politics by love and lineage. He chats about this and his years of art collecting.

An artist who lived to dispel the dark arts

Shunned by the serious arts establishment, ?Paul du Toit embraced the naive and innocent.

The beauty of life after death

Bronwyn Lace breathes new meaning into ?the detritus of ?once-living things.

Thing of beauty: We Love Mandela exhibition

SA artists have used the figure of Nelson Mandela as their muse and metaphor, depicting the many sides of the man people believe they know well.

Mongezi Ncaphayi: Striking art is his raison d’être

Award-winning artist Mongezi Ncaphayi draws his audience in, hooking them in to a deeper reflection.

Absa L’Atelier Awards: Cruel jokes and abstract lives

The Absa L’Atelier Awards are highly prized by young artists who may not have the resource to go abroad.

3D-printing takes art into another dimension

An exhibition opening at the University of Johannesburg aims to bring the 3D-printing movement into the public conversation.

Tate Modern opens doors to African visionaries

Exhibitions of works by artists from Sudan and Benin have reflected a step change towards Tate's more globalised view of modern art.

Thing of beauty: Art in the city

Hannelie Coetzee’s work spills out of her studio and into the surrounding streets.

The art of taxi hand signals

A new exhibition reveals the silent language used by millions of South Africans to travel through life.

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it