Art in Africa's architecture

2017-09-17 05:57

Africa Architecture Awards recognise the values of experienced and emerging talent.

eThekwini mayor to investigate hiring of R500 000 carpet for Reed Dance

2017-09-11 16:33

eThekwini Municipality leadership have called for a report on the procurement of a R500 000 carpet that was delivered late at the weekend’s Reed Dance in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.

What it means to be children of slaves

2017-08-31 08:00

Why do we see so few sites of memory erected for slaves and their descendants in South Africa, asks Eleanor du Plooy.

Bid to have Muslim marriage declared legally valid to be heard court

2017-08-28 05:00

A class action suit to have Muslim marriages declared legally valid in South Africa will be heard in the Western Cape High Court.

What's good, Petina Gappah?

2017-08-27 06:00

City Press spoke to Petina Gappah in Europe this week, where she had been attending Edinburgh’s famous arts festival, talking books, writes Phumlani S Langa.

Does Krotoa whitewash Khoi history?

2017-08-20 06:17

The film Krotoa tells the story of the most famous Khoi woman in history – a translator to the Dutch settlers, and later their fierce enemy. But there’s been an outcry from some viewers, who say history is once again being told through white eyes. Here are two sides of the argument by Sylvia Vollenhoven and Kaye Ann Williams.

Greed, competition among reasons for KZN political killings, commission hears

2017-08-18 18:36

Lack of equal distribution of resources, greed, and competition among Africans are some of the underlying causes that lead to political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane says.

Copyright bill goes too far on royalties

2017-07-30 05:52

Not paying royalties to artists whose work is used in education would threaten livelihoods, writes Sibongile Khumalo.

Editorial: We loved the message in the music, Bra Ray

2017-07-23 06:05

During the dark days of apartheid, the music of Ray Chikapa Phiri and his jazz band, Stimela, brought hope to many in the struggle.

Windybrow to house a treasure trove of African literature

2017-07-16 06:05

The Market Theatre Foundation and Exclusive Books have teamed up to create a new reading hub for the Hillbrow community.


The mother of art museums

2017-09-17 05:57

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the biggest of its kind in the world and its opening this weekend has observers calling Cape Town the next Miami of art.

Opposing views of Muslim marriage clash in court

2017-09-05 07:20

The Women's Legal Centre is asking the Western Cape High Court to provide legal protection for married Muslim women and their children.

Muslim marriages must be declared legally valid, court hears

2017-08-29 12:31

A class action suit to redress injustices with regard to Muslim marriages is underway in the Western Cape High Court.

8 must-sees at the Jozi Book Fair

2017-08-27 06:47

Book fair season is upon us, with Cape Town’s Open Book kicking off on September 6 at The Fugard theatre, and the South African Book Fair getting going on September 8 at Museum Africa in Joburg, writes Charl Blignaut.

Hundreds confess to eating human flesh

2017-08-22 12:06

A community meeting following the arrest of four Estcourt men for allegedly killing a person and eating human flesh saw at least 300 residents allegedly confess to having eaten human body parts procured from one of the accused.

amaXhosa king seeks to halt gay initiation film

2017-08-19 17:05

King Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations.

SPCA investigating 'miraculous' appearance of dead baboon in Gugulethu home

2017-08-10 22:32

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is investigating how a dead baboon was found in the cupboard of a Gugulethu home.

Youth jazz festival a rare opportunity

2017-07-23 06:05

Every winter for the past 25 years the little university dorpie of Grahamstown has been host to a unique world-class skills exchange and festival – the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival, writes Percy Mabandu.

Family hopeful for answers following teen son's disappearance

2017-07-18 11:38

Four years after 15-year-old Liyabona Makana disappeared from a Phakamisa initiation school, his parents have asked police to reopen their investigation to find their missing son.

Indian censors want 'cow', 'Hindu' beeped in film

2017-07-12 20:14

Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out.

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