'Dylan' of Afrikaans rock dies

‘Dylan’ of Afrikaans rock dies

Many South Africans are mourning the death of musician Johannes Kerkorrel, who apparently hanged himself at his holiday home in the Western Cape. Kerkorrel's rock style, strong lyrics and powerful vocal ability led many to describe him as the Bob Dylan of alternative Afrikaans music.
All aboard the toy-go-round

All aboard the toy-go-round

Borrow a set of toys for your children, play with them for a whole month, return them in good condition, and then take another set home. You can do this all over again, thanks to toy libraries in several provinces established by the African Self-Help Association
The Boswell Wilkie Circus is back

The Boswell Wilkie Circus is back

If you thought you'd never again experience the magic of the Big Top, the smell of sawdust, the rollicking beat of the music, the tinsel fantasy of the acts - here's a rare chance as the Boswell Wilkie Circus, which retired from the road last year, gives a one-off Proudly South African show.
SA film honoured at disability fest

SA film honoured at disability fest

"Someone with a disability can be sexy', says 19-year-old Makhotso, star of the South African documentary Wild on Wheels, which was voted one of the top films on offer at an international festival on disability in Russia.
Lifetime award for NoFinish

Lifetime award for NoFinish

As the focal point of Ngqoko, a group of traditional bowsingers from the Eastern Cape, NoFinish Dywili took the traditional music of the abaThembu people from obscurity to local and international renown.
SA's arts & culture winners

SA’s arts & culture winners

A theatre company that mixes disabled and able-bodied dancers; a self-taught arts journalist who writes for a homeless people’s newspaper . these are among the winners of this year’s prestigious Arts and Culture Trust Awards.
SA words spice up OED

SA words spice up OED

The status of over 1 500 South African words moved into a new league with the publication of the South African Concise Oxford Dictionary. Learn how to tell an inyanga from a sangoma, trace kwaito back to kwaai, and next time you play scrabble try out bakgat, lekgotla, boereqanga or dagga (the word, that is) ...
Get Drumstruck!

Get Drumstruck!

Billed as the world's first interactive drum theatre production, Drumstruck not only gives theatre audiences a taste of African drumming, but makes them part of the show too.

Uys tackles Aids

Pieter-Dirk Uys and his alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout - "the most famous white woman in South Africa" - have spent the past two years performing and informing pupils across the country about the dangers of unprotected sex. If you've been wondering what he's been telling the kids, here's your chance to find out.
FNB Vita honours rural crafts

FNB Vita honours rural crafts

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.

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