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.
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.
A new documentary film about kwaito culture tells the story of a music form that burst from South Africas computers and synthesizers after Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990.
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.
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.
Its 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.
Poet and journalist, gangster turned community activist, Don Mattera, voice of compassion, has personified his community for decades.
South Africas first Zulu opera, Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, is history as spectacle, from a stage crowded with a chorus costumed in artist Andrew Versters 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.
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.
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.