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...
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.CD AndersonWell known...

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.CD...
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...

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