Butler does Bosman

Butler does Bosman

Bohemian genius, talented writer and poet, troubled rebel hovering on the edge . . . Herman Charles Bosman, South Africa's best-loved storyteller, was all of these. In A Touch of Madness, David Butler artfully brings Bosman's complex self to life.
Country of My Skull - the movie

Country of My Skull – the movie

Samuel L Jackson and Juliette Binoche are in Cape Town for filming of a $15-million screen adaptation of Antjie Krog's multiple award-winning Country of My Skull, a heart-rending account of South Africa's unique attempt to put its past to rest at the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Kwaito's looking sharp!

Kwaito’s looking sharp!

A new documentary film about kwaito culture tells the story of a music form that burst from South Africa’s computers and synthesizers after Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990.

SA-born playwright wins an Oscar

Cape Town-born playwright Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of the Holocaust movie The Pianist, may be a long way from home, but he credits South Africa for his success in the film industry.

Andre Brink wins top writers’ prize

Prominent South African novelist Andre Brink has won the African regional leg of the Commonwealth Writers Best Book Award for The Other Side of Silence, published last year. Brink, who has authored a number of award-winning novels over the past three decades, joins an impressive list of past South African winners.
Splashy Fen music fun

Splashy Fen music fun

It’s Splashy Fen time again and lovers of local music, fun-seekers, ravers and hippies are gearing up for five days of revelry in KwaZulu-Natal's spectacular Drakensberg mountains this weekend.
Larger-than-life Mattera

Larger-than-life Mattera

Poet and journalist, gangster turned community activist, Don Mattera, voice of compassion, has personified his community for decades.
SA’s diva divine in

SA’s diva divine in

South Africa’s first Zulu opera, Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, is history as spectacle, from a stage crowded with a chorus costumed in artist Andrew Verster’s bizarre versions of traditional gowns, skins and ostrich feathers, to the most authentic and exciting Zulu dancing seen outside the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

Kwaito: much more than music

South African youth culture is finding its own voice in a style of music known as kwaito, spawning a new - and profitable - industry. Like hip hop in the US, kwaito is not just music, it's an expression and validation of a way of life. It's the musical voice of young, black, urban South Africa.
Alf Khumalo: 5 decades in photos

Alf Khumalo: 5 decades in photos

To take a photograph is to aspire to an art form. To have taken pictures of the most prominent South African leaders of the past five decades, from Albert Luthuli to Thabo Mbeki - that is a privilege, says internationally renowned photograher Alf Khumalo.

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