The Arts

The panto is back and better than ever

In 2020, the Joburg Theatre pantomime had to be postponed due to the pandemic. However after a year of no pantomime, the...

Differently-abled Northern Cape artist Nolan Vries creates wooden artwork

Nolan Vries is an artist from Steinkopf in the Northern Cape. He was in a car accident in 2005 and became a...

Extract: How I Took Back My Power

Respected political analyst and academic Nompumelelo Runji seemed the picture of a successful black professional woman. Yet, like many, she privately battled...

Squid Game is a merry-go-round of horrors (Spoiler-free review)

Netflix’s Squid Game was watched by 111 million users in its first 28 days. The deadly show is a far-cry from the...

The MASHURAH exhibit spotlights Muslim artists in South Africa

MASH?RAH ARTS is a new initiative that aims to amplify Muslim voices in the South African art scene.  Their first exhibition is...

AKF Youth Club calls for the opening of Lehae Library

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) has embarked on a campaign to fast-track the opening of the community library. It's led by the...

Theatre in the Backyard takes the stage to communities

Director Mhlanguli George is bringing the theatre to people’s personal and private spaces.  For over a decade now, he has been staging...

Jeffrey Oarasib on affirming Khoi identity through art

Jeffrey Oarasib is a Khoi language, culture and heritage activist. He is a poet and rapper, and uses these mediums to elevate...

REVIEW: The Emthonjeni Heritage Film Festival a showcase of South African...

Held over four days last week, the Emthonjeni Heritage Film Festival in Cape Town showcased films of heritage and historical relevance. Ling...

Extract: Nation on the Couch

Professor Wahbie Long’s Nation on the Couch explores life in our beloved country through the lens of psychoanalysis. By focusing on the...

Fascinations: A South African arts festival on WhatsApp

The My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival (MBMS) kicks off on the 29th of the January exclusively on a dedicated Whatsapp...

5 Nollywood On Netflix Movies To Check Out

The Nigerian entertainment industry is one of the African continent’s most successful entertainment exports. Commonly known as Nollywood, the industry has been...

Jack And The Beanstalk Returns To The Joburg Theatre

Backstage and on stage is a hive of activity. There is less than a week left before the opening of the Jack...

Kahindo Mateene: “The African Fashion Industry Needs More Investment”

Bright reds, purples, yellows, and greens characterise designer Kahindo Mateene’s collection launched at the African International Fashion (AFI). AFI is a platform...

‘Zulu Wedding’ Director Eager For South Africans To See Movie

The Zulu Wedding is finally releasing in cinemas. The movie’s release has been delayed many times in the past two years. The...

SWEAT Says Convicted Murderer’s Artwork Must Be Removed From Exhibition

SWEAT is calling on the University of Pretoria to remove a convicted murderer’s artwork. The organisation is known as the Sex Worker...

History Comes Alive At These Jozi Museums

There’s no doubt that Johannesburg is a happening city. It started way back when gold was discovered here in the 1880s and...

The River’s Sindi Dlathu Vows To Serve Viewers With More Unmatched...

Since it was first aired in January 2018 on DStv’s 1Magic channel, the telenovela The River has been talk of the town...

ASTROJAXX: The 16-Year-Old EDM Prodigy We’re Listening To

A 16-year-old artist is making waves all over the world, including South Africa, with his 2019 release Universe. Los Angeles-based ASTROJAXX worked...

Giggs Kgole Is Disrupting The European Art Scene

Giggs Kgole is shaking up the art world. At just 22, Kgole has showcased his artworks in South Africa and in Europe,...
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