SA wine tax for books and 5 other things about SA's grand old lady

2018-03-21 12:42

The National Library of South Africa has turned 200, making it the oldest library and public institution of any kind in the country. Here are five things you may not have known about SA's grand old lady.

Many lives packed into one

2018-01-28 00:06

The towering jazz giant waged a heroic battle with prostate cancer but finally gave in when the heavens ordered: Time’s up, writes Phil Molefe.

We are here because we don't want to cook – Grannies awaiting Malay choir

2017-12-30 08:05

Some Capetonians have already cordoned off their spots for the annual Cape Malay Choir march and Tweede Nuwejaar.

India parliament backs bill criminalising instant divorce

2017-12-29 08:08

The Indian parliament's lower house Thursday passed a bill proposing jail time for Muslim men who try to end their marriages through the controversial "instant divorce", months after it was banned by the Supreme Court for violating women's rights.

Your #weekendedit - the festival edition

2017-12-22 08:00

A lot of these music events have become a lot more stylish.

Jailed King Dalindyebo disappointed by ANC Eastern Cape's failure to nominate woman deputy

2017-12-07 13:25

abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is currently in prison, has expressed his shock at the outcomes of the ANC Eastern Cape provincial general council which failed to elect a woman as deputy.

Women in polygamous customary marriages to get some relief on property rights

2017-11-30 22:45

A section of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act has been found to be inconsistent with the Constitution and has been declared invalid by the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.

CRL Rights Commission releases initiation deaths report

2017-11-21 21:37

The Commission for the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities has released its report into the deaths and injuries at initiation schools.

Tales of a city

2017-10-29 05:54

The film Vaya is now also a book, giving voice and context to homelessness in the city, writes Gayle Edmunds.

YouTube lifts Swazi reed dance restrictions

2017-10-16 16:34

YouTube has lifted restrictions from videos showing Swaziland's reed dance, saying it allows nudity when "culturally relevant or properly contextualised".


What Bantu Golf, Shakespeare and a Xhosa priest in Europe have in common

2018-03-21 12:02

They are all books on display at South Africa's oldest library, the National Library of South Africa, which turns 200 this week.

The poet of the people has passed

2018-01-07 06:10

Comrades, culture stars and poetry lovers around the world were left reeling this week when news broke that Keorapetse Kgositsile had died unexpectedly. Charl Blignaut turns to the younger generation to understand his legacy.

UFS language policy is lawful, ConCourt rules

2017-12-29 10:37

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the University of the Free State's language policy.

The gourd bubbles - Zuma explains Zulu saying he used at ANC conference

2017-12-28 08:31

President Jacob Zuma has explained a Zulu saying he used at the recent ANC elective conference, just before the announcement of his successor as ANC president.

Suicide, asthma, and dehydration responsible for initiation schools deaths

2017-12-20 20:31

Dire conditions, suicide, asthma, kidney failure, dehydration, and infected wounds are the main causes of 15 deaths at initiation schools across the province, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Traditional nurse shot dead at circumcision school in Mthatha

2017-12-01 20:50

A masked gunman has shot a tradition nurse dead and wounded two others at a Mthatha circumcision school.

All initiation activity in Gauteng suspended until 2018

2017-11-21 23:30

The Commission for the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities says all initiation-related activities across Gauteng have been suspended until December 2018.

South Africa's disjointed, grey identity

2017-11-12 06:04

A culture of having to physically adapt to a new environment, and people, is inherent in our identity, writes Kaeden Arnold.

African architecture recognised

2017-10-22 06:00

As African architecture rises in global stature, the question that has become more difficult to answer is: What is the hottest new building built in Africa in the past two years?

Film change is on track

2017-10-08 05:43

In light of recent reports about the “crisis” at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), it is important to give context to the work that it does, writes Phil Molefe.

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