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.

Kids on kids' books: The big party

2017-06-25 06:04

There’s a train in it. That’s one of the top reasons Mogomotsi, my son, gave for why he liked The All Africa Wildlife Express, writes Hlengiwe Mnguni.

Book fest: Get ready for Wordfest

2017-06-25 06:03

A huge pack of writers and thinkers are heading to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown to present and debate at Wordfest – the book festival within the arts festival – that runs from July 1 to 7, writes Charl Blignaut.

272 initiation schools set to open in Limpopo

2017-06-23 10:42

At least 272 initiation school will be opened this season in Limpopo.

SA buries 200-year-old 'spirit' of rebel chief

2017-06-17 07:52

South Africa has buried the "spirit" of one of its first rebel leaders, 200 years after his death in Australia, where his bones were never found.

Nothing permits abuse of women and children- Ramaphosa

2017-06-02 17:07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told traditional leaders that they need to assist government in fighting violence against women and children.


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.

A freedom fighter reflects

2017-06-25 06:03

A new edition of Raymond Suttner’s famed struggle memoir has been published. Nicki Gules asks him about the impact, today, of prison and torture – and living a principled life in a time of corruption.

Book news: Tshwane tales

2017-06-25 06:03

Tshwane, good news. There’s a brand-new book event called the Tjo!StoryFest! happening at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, writes Charl Blignaut.

Enrol your children at registered initiation schools - Gauteng govt

2017-06-20 17:39

The Gauteng Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and provincial traditional leaders have urged parents to ensure that they enrol their children at registered initiation schools.

It's education first for Queen Modjadji 'because the world is modern'

2017-06-11 22:59

She is a 12-year-old schoolgirl who aspires to become a doctor but Masalanabo Modjadji is no ordinary pre-teen - she is South Africa's only female traditional ruler, believed to have mystical rainmaking powers.

VhaVenda princess loses appeal bid in challenge for throne

2017-05-25 19:35

The Limpopo High Court has dismissed an attempted appeal by VhaVenda princess Masindi Mphephu against the dismissal of her challenge to the throne.

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