Thandi Klaasen, rest in peace, South African jazz singer, dead, Sophiatown, King Kong

Thandi Klaasen 1931-2017

Legendary South African jazz singer Thandi Klaasen died on 15 January 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. The news was announced by...

South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

South African songstress Lira lends her voice to Disney movie

A local touch has been added to the latest Disney movie, Moana. Famed songbird Lira has recorded her own version of How Far I'll...
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South African author captures life through Keiskamma Art Project

Learning about the resilience of women living in difficult circumstances made the research and writing of her book, The Keiskamma Art Project, worthwhile, says...

South African chosen to curate German art event

A South African fine arts lecturer, Gabi Ngcobo, has been selected to curate the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Germany. It takes...
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South Africa’s Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

The all-women Black Mamba anti-poaching unit is renowned around the world for their committed efforts to protect South African wildlife, in particular the rhino....
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Crumbs: the award-winning African sci-fi film now available to watch online

Bypassing the traditional route of commercial theatre and DVD releases, the acclaimed Afrocentric sci-fi film, Crumbs is now available to watch online on Vimeo,...
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South African art part of the David Bowie collection

The impressive art collection owned by musician, songwriter, actor and writer David Bowie was sold on auction at Sotheby’s, London in mid-November 2016. The...
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Art show highlights Africa-America connection

A new exhibition at Johannesburg's Goodman Gallery, titled Africans in America, is an exploration of the cultural and contextual parallels between the continent and...

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