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Artists give their impression of Madiba

Nelson Mandela at the centre of a mandala, handing over the Rugby World Cup, as a rock – people are encouraged to use these and other artists' images as their profile pictures this month.

Africa urged to invest in artists as visionaries

Artists and the economy was discussed on the second day of the fourth African Union Pan-African Cultural Congress, with speakers calling on governments and private sector leaders to invest in the arts and heritage as a means of uniting Africa through its diversity.

African vessels inspire contemporary artists

African vessels inspire contemporary artists

The history of clay is as old as humanity. In Africa, the tradition has been pit-fired vessels, and in a move to motivate contemporary artists to draw on their African roots, Iziko Museums have curated an inspired exhibition that prompted a new series of stamps from the South African Post Office.

Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa

At the inaugural Brand South Africa 21 Icons Campus Dialogue, South African artists discussed the role art plays in laying bare unpalatable societal truths to build a stronger, more equal nation.

When 'ordinary' people became artists against apartheid

When ‘ordinary’ people became artists against apartheid

In the 1980s and early 1990s, during a particularly intense phase of the struggle against apartheid, something extraordinary happened in South Africa as hundreds of "ordinary" people interrupted their everyday lives to become artists.

South African street artist Faith47 paints the world

Faith47's work in London   By Anne Taylor 5 June 2014 South African artist Faith47 has recently been featured in a piece about female street artists in the New...
Artists to give Madiba a standing ovation

Artists to give Madiba a standing ovation

An array of local artists, including Sipho Mabuse, Simphiwe Dana and Sello Maake ka Ncube, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela through song, dance, drama and storytelling during a free concert at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria on Wednesday night.
Afcon 2013 closes in dazzling fashion

Afcon 2013 closes in dazzling fashion

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations closed with a dazzling musical performance by African artists before Nigeria and Burkino Faso locked horns in front of a packed crowd of 85 000 at the National Stadium outside Soweto on Sunday.

Driven by imagination

What do you get when you give four of your latest car models to a group of artists to play with? Imaginative Mzansi interpretations that were showcased at a recent event hosted by Renault South Africa, that's what.
Madiba's life captured in art

Artists recycle

Artists recycle, re-evaluate ‘waste’

South African artists Hannelie Coetzee and Usha Seejarim, founders of the Such Initiative, are creating eco-conscious public art from waste to raise awareness about recycling.


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