The Arts

Sarafina: Telling The Story Of The Soweto Uprisings In Theatre

Sarafina! is a part of South African tradition. The hit musical which was later turned into a movie features students involved in...

The Lion King Remake: Stunning Animation, Lacklustre Feeling

REVIEW“Naaaaaaansi ingonyama, bakithi baba!” There are few more iconic scenes in film history than the first threads of...

9 Poems That Reveal Nelson Mandela’s Impact

A fallen icon can never truly die. They are memorialised in the work of artists, the pens of history, and the lips...

Conjuring Soft Magic With Storyteller Upile Chisala

“Growing up, I never read books by black women,” the Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala told an audience at the Sandton Exclusive Books...

8 Summer Books To Chase Away The Winter Blues

Winter time in South Africa is when the days are cold and the nights are long. This time of the year can...

In Her Own Words: Mam’ Nomhle Nkonyeni Reflects On Her Career

Legendary award-winning actress, Mam’ Nomhle Nkonyeni has passed away at the age of 77, after a resilient career spanning 50 years. In...

Beyoncé Drops “Spirit” Ahead Of The Lion King Premiere And We’re...

Update: The queen herself, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, dropped the video for Spirit on July 16, and as expected it's a feast for...

21-Year-Old Entrepreneur: ‘I Started My Business With No Funds’

AS TOLD TOAvthar Aniruth, a 21-year-old Durban entrepreneur, was recently featured in the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30...

‘Jozi Gold’ Documentary Examines The Dark Heart Of Mining In SA

Mining activities have wreaked havoc across South Africa, in a variety of communities. Big companies come to the communities, mine the land,...

Uzalo Hit By New Fake Auditions Scam

SABC1's most loved show Uzalo will embark on an educational drive aimed at raising awareness around legitimate processes of the acting industry,...

The Fees Must Fall Story As A Musical

Following the 2015-2017 Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement, there have been many popular culture interpretations. From books to movies and documentaries everyone...

“As A Starter Farmer, I Only Had Curiosity.”

AS TOLD TOA 26-year-old commercial farmer from KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal says she wishes all young people could...

What It Takes To Write About Mental Disorders At 10 Years...

AS TOLD TOeThekwini Municipality held its third Articulate Africa Book and Art Fair, the flagship Literary and...

Dance Umbrella Africa Is About Figuring Out The Future Of Dance

The 2019 Dance Umbrella Africa (DUA) festival was put together in just four months the South African State Theatre's (SAST) CEO Aubrey Sekhabi said....

Director Daniel Snaddon On Animation In South Africa

The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) kicks off on March 8. One of this year's main attractions from the festival is the South...

Dance Umbrella Africa Festival Is Back!

The new branded Dance Umbrella Africa is back and better than ever. The 30-year festival which had to change locations because of funding issues...

The Madness Of Musical Genius In Illumination

Nthikeng Mohlele is a highly skilled writer. He constructs and deconstructs words, and sentences in a way that leaves that reader begging for me....

Monna O Montsho

'Monna o montsho' is a Setswana phrase that translates to 'black man' however, it is also the name of a wood sculpture my grandmother...

Chris van Wyk’s Life Comes To Life On Stage

The clanging of prison doors, a single spotlight and Zane Meas on the stage. Starring Meas, the Market Theatre's production of The Storyteller of...

10 Movies Of 2019 To Look Forward To

While 2018 was the year for amazing movie releases (Remember Inxeba and Black Panther !)  2019 has some great releases coming out which is...
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