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Play Your Part episode 11: Get involved

You can get involved with Dex Kotze, Carol Bouwer and Tony Gum, the guests on Play Your Part episode 11, here: Brand South Africa reporter Dex...
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Play Your Part episode 11: synopsis

Get a sneak peek of episode 11 of Play Your Part, here: Brand South Africa reporter Carol Bouwer, a social entrepreneur and television presenter, is one...

South African artist to serve residency in France

Shamin Chibba Some of Nelson Makamo's paintings sell for hundreds of thousands of rands. Singer Annie Lennox and designer Giorgio Armani own his work. But...

Grootboom tells tales of Khoi-San through recycled material and artwork

An artist of Knysna shares of how his childhood in the bush, and learning indigenous traditions led him to his passion: a career in art. He also uses this to help rehabilitate young offenders.

The Queer Johannesburg tour

South Africans making it big abroad

People like Charlize Theron and Trevor Noah have had incredible success in the US. They are the leaders of a growing pack: from writers to artists, there are other South Africans who are also leaving an impression through their work.

South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

Jazz trumpets the notes of freedom

Jazz has always been the sound of freedom. Musically, it refuses to follow a form, rather growing organically with the musician. Politically, it has been the music of choice of resistance and rebellion, from its early days in the US's Deep South to South Africa during apartheid.

Portal to boost African music

Music In Africa plans to get the world's ears tuned to the music of the continent. It's an online portal that serves the African music industry – whether that be producers in Harare, musicians in New York or singers in the Dakar. Africa offers much diversity and talent, and that needs to be offered to the world.

Art and science unite at SKA

The art, culture and beliefs of two ancient tribes on two sides of Earth are united in an exhibition ringing the links between art, science and religion, hosted by the Square Kilometre Array. Most science is beautiful, and so is most art, says the head of the South African mission of the joint South Africa-Australia initiative.
Africa's oldest fish discovered

Ubuntu comes to the Big Apple

There is no society that has as much wealth, culturally and musically, as South Africa, says Hugh Masekela. That incredible richness and extraordinary diversity is explored and honoured in Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa, a month-long arts and culture festival hosted by New York City's landmark Carnegie Hall.

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