An unassuming woman from rural KwaZulu-Natal led the winners of South Africa's premier craft competition, the FNB Vita Crafts Now Awards. The works, ranging from paintings, ceramic sculptures and quilt portraits to wooden soccer players and telephone wire baskets, are on exhibit at MuseuMAfricA in Newtown, Johannesburg until 24 September.
The Fantastic Rubbish Art Exhibition, showcasing how valuable rubbish can be, runs at the Ubuntu Village at the Wanderers in Johannesburg until 6 September as part of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
In one field especially, the new freedoms of post-apartheid South Africa have brought new life - dance has became a prime means of artistic expression, with dance companies expanding and exploring new territory.
From early missionary hymns and jazz to kwela, kwaito, mbaqanga and bubblegum pop, South African musicians have always given international trends an unmistakable flavour of their own.