Joe Mafela

Remembering Joe Mafela, South African actor 1942 – 2017

Beloved star of film and television Joe Mafela died on 18 March 2017, following a road accident in Johannesburg. He was 75.Well known for...

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality

An all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa's legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent.Including...
Miriam Tlali

Miriam Tlali: 1933 to 2017

The late Miriam Tlali was the first black woman to publish a novel in South Africa. She died on 24 February 2017. Tlali was...
Rapid Lion Film Festival

African filmmakers discuss the state of African cinema

Five of Africa's top independent filmmakers participated in a discussion panel at the 2017 Rapid Lion South African International Film Festival, sharing their thoughts...
Design Indaba

African designers to collaborate with Ikea

Ikea, the Swedish company that specialises in designing and manufacturing furniture, appliances and home technology, wants to collaborate with South African and African designers...
Less Good Idea

Kentridge’s Less Good Idea to inspire innovative South African art

South African artist William Kentridge launches his Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg during March 2017, a multidisciplinary showcase of unconventional art...
SS Mendi

South African historical novel commemorates SS Mendi centenary

South African writer Fred Khumalo uses the historical context of the sinking of the SS Mendi as background for his latest novel, Dancing the...

South African chosen to curate German art event

A South African fine arts lecturer, Gabi Ngcobo, has been selected to curate the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Germany. It takes...
90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

Local musicians are celebrating the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decision to make 90% of their playlists local music. For some, this is the first step in educating South Africans about the value of copyright as well.
John Kani showcases Xhosa in

John Kani showcases Xhosa in

Legendary South African actor John Kani stars in the latest Marvel Comics movie Captain America: Civil War as the king of the fictional country, Wakanda. Kani incorporates his Xhosa mother tongue into the role. Find out the story behind this little piece of Mzansi in Hollywood.

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