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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.
South African actor lands roles in two US series

South African actor lands roles in two US series

South African television and film star Neil Sandilands (7de Laan, Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee) will appear in two American television series in 2016, following in the footsteps of other South African Hollywood success stories such as Charlize Theron and Terry Pheto.
South Africa's Mafikizolo performs in Davos

South Africa’s Mafikizolo performs in Davos

Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, saw Mafikizolo perform in Cape Town in 2015 and was impressed. He was so impressed, in fact, that he asked the duo to perform at the gala dinner to mark the closing of the international gathering in snowy Switzerland.
South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

There is growing international interest in the potential of South Africa's cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities.

Bulelwa Basse nominated for cultural award

Bulelwa---thumbPoet and activist Bulelwa Basse has been nominated in the Western Cape Cultural Awards 2016. Not only content to work in the arts and cultural field to build an inclusive South Africa, Basse also empower people through financial literacy.

South Africa celebrates Reconciliation Month

South Africa celebrates Reconciliation Month

Reconciliation Month takes place throughout December. It is a time for South Africans to unite, says the Department of Arts and Culture. The overarching theme is "Bridging the divide: building a common South African nationhood towards a national developmental state".
South African music gets three Grammy nods

South African music gets three Grammy nods

Three nominations have come the way of South African musicians for next year's Grammys, including the 16th nomination for the world-renowned isicathamiya and mbube singers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. They are joined by Wouter Kellerman and gospel singer Neville D.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival

A feast of South African festivals

Festivals, festivals, festivals ... SA has a celebration for every event, art form, food, drink and agricultural commodity. There's the Cherry Festival, the Arts Festival, countless mud-and-dust music festivals, the Whale Festival and more. See our guide to some of SA's best excuses for a party.

From page to canvas: Broken Monsters charity art show

South African author Lauren Beukes is helping to promote a culture of reading in South Africa. The proceeds from her latest charity art show are going to the children's literary organisation, Book Dash. Pages from her book, Broken Monsters, were turned into creative designs and sold for R1 500 each.

Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

South African Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has been honoured with a special Google doodle on 20 November 2015, her 92nd birthday. She joins the likes of Nikolai Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and other famous but underrated icons of global history who have featured on the search engine's homepage.

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