Herman Charles Bosman, the 'Bard of the Bushveld', is one of South Africa's most famous storytellers - thanks in no small part to actor Patrick Mynhardt, who has been bringing the stories to life for thousands in South Africa and abroad for 34 years. And telling a few of his own along the way ...
In one field especially, the new freedoms of post-apartheid South Africa have brought new life - dance has became a prime means of artistic expression, with dance companies expanding and exploring new territory.
The theatre scene is buzzing in South Africa, with over 100 active spaces across the country offering everything from indigenous drama, music, dance, cabaret and satire to West End and Broadway hits, classical opera and ballet.
An overview of the main currents in South African literature, from Olive Schreiner's depiction of life on isolated Karoo farms to more recent work that tackles the aftermath of apartheid and pushes into the post-apartheid future.
From early missionary hymns and jazz to kwela, kwaito, mbaqanga and bubblegum pop, South African musicians have always given international trends an unmistakable flavour of their own.