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Eastern Cape roadworks uncover unique fossil treasure trove

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) announced that the fossils were discovered in rock debris during construction work on the Eastern Cape N2 highway, close...
Arts festival celebrates power of music

Arts festival celebrates power of music

Questions around African identity and belonging are woven into the programme of the National Arts Festival this year. The festival, which starts today and runs for two weeks, offers almost 2 500 performances of 630 shows, including many from artists from around the continent.

South African jazz greats shine at London festival

The best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.

Scorpion fossil may be oldest known land animal

A recent discovery near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape provides evidence that the oldest known land animal lived in the supercontinent Gondwana.
Lifetime award for top scientist

Jazz inspired by Mandela

A composition inspired by Nelson Mandela, Freedom Dance: Toyi Toyi, earned musician Kesivan Naidoo the Standard Bank Young Artist Award.

Cheaper water test to improve lives

A Rhodes University student has come up with a cheap and effective home test kit to check the microbial quality of water. It will specifically help rural communities avoid drinking contaminated water.

Football inspires performing arts

Football inspires performing arts

When it comes to the arts, football may not seem an obvious source of inspiration. But this year, there was an emergence of football-related performances at South Africa's National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Spotlight on words at Arts Fest

Writers took to the streets in Grahamstown on 7 July as part of Wordfest, the literary programme at the National Arts Festival that seeks to highlight the need for the proper development of a reading culture in South Africa.

Arts takes centre stage at NAF

South Africa’s annual National Arts Festival takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, at the end of June 2008 and promises a vibrant mix of dance, theatre, music and art.

Sweet success of Xhosa honey drink

South African-produced mead is making a name internationally, thanks to the foresight of a meadery that has given this honey-based alcoholic drink a commercial edge.


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