A new street art mural of Nelson Mandela watches over the community of Camden, London

Madiba mural unveiled in London for Mandela Day

A newly completed mural on the appropriately named Mandela Street in Camden, London, is yet another fitting tribute to the life and work of...
Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht will star in the forthcoming season of The Flash

South African actors join The Flash TV series

South African actors Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht join the fourth season of the hit superhero series, The Flash, in high-profile roles.CD AndersonSouth African...
South African guitarist Ray Phiri died on 12 July 2017 following a battle with lung cancer

Remembering Ray Phiri, South African musician 1947 – 2017

Legendary Stimela founder and internationally renowned singer and guitarist Ray Phiri died on 12 July 2017, following a battle with lung cancer. The self-taught...
Jahmil XT Qubeka's uniquely South African sci-fi film Stillborn debuts at the 2017 Brics Film Festival

isiXhosa sci-fi film wows at BRICS film festival in China

A new isiXhosa film, a futuristic sci-fi action film titled Stillborn, opened the International BRICS Film Festival held in China during June 2017.The International...
Johannesburg Awakening Minds, Dorothy Ann Gould, homeless, Shakespeare, theatre, arts, culture, social development

Homeless theatre group takes Shakespeare to the streets

A group of homeless people living on the streets of Johannesburg have found their true calling in theatre. With the help of a dedicated...
Five songs about Africa for Africa Day

Africa Day: Get your funk on with five great musical tributes to the continent

From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples...
film, Khabonina Qubeka, Dora's Peace, award, health, fitness, Boston International Film Festival, Kosta Kalarytis, Helen Kuun, Dumi Gumbi

Khabonina: South Africa’s award-winning leading lady

South African television star, fitness expert, and social media queen Khabonina Qubeka adds another feather to her multi-talented cap. She has won an international...
Languages of South Africa

The languages of South Africa

We're not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life - but only the fifth most spoken home language.
Zulaikha Patel, Lexi Bella, mural, Brooklyn New York, activism

Young South African activist honoured with mural in New York

Teenage activist Zulaikha Patel, who was prominent in 2016 during protests against discriminatory hair policies at Pretoria Girls High School, has inspired a new...
Pumeza Matshikiza, opera, music

South African opera songbird soars around the globe

South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has sung in some of the world's greatest opera houses, and gave a rare homecoming performance in Johannesburg in...

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