The Arts

Introducing The Dream Team Behind South African Comic, Kwezi

If you haven't eagerly been following the adventures of South African superhero Kwezi, you're seriously missing out. In 2014, Loyiso Mkize created Kwezi, about...

Those times Gareth Cliff pushed the limits and got away with...

South African self-styled “shock-jock” Gareth Cliff’s response to the #PennySparrow debacle and the ensuing debates on criminalisation of hate speech was to declare: "People...

The Place Of Sara Baartman At UCT

The label “Hottentot Venus” continues to haunt our memory of Sara Baartman. This moniker, used in Jean Reaux’s posters to advertise the exhibit of...

Representation and Belonging: Why it matters to young South Africans

It was during my first week of orientation at university. In a place that felt strange with few people that looked like me. The...

The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother...

The third day of Time of the Writer was an explosion of literary magic as libraries and schools across Durban featured talented writers discussing...

10 Beyonce Bops That Shouldn’t Have Flopped

Beyoncé is well-known for creating timeless music and chart topping singles since her days when she was part of the R&B group Destiny's Child....

Incubus’ Ben Kenny On Growing up with White Rock & Roll...

The Daily Vox caught up with alternative rock band Incubus’s bassist Ben Kenney about an hour before their maiden performance in South Africa on...

Twitter Was Not Sure How To Feel About The World Cup...

On Friday 9 June, just days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup is due to kick off in Russia, Nicky Jam and Will Smith...

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...

Tsoku Maela: Femininity As A Shade Of Love That We Should...

With No More Cliches, Please artist Tsoku Maela endeavours to capture the resistance of brown women and to address the clichés associated with resistance...

The CC’d Collective’s Response To Participating Unwittingly In Israeli-Funded Cultural Activities

As awareness of Israel's oppression of Palestinians grows, more and more artists from across the world are joining the cultural boycott. Support for the...

Remembering Michael Jackson Through His Best Music

There's no doubt that Michael Jackson was the greatest artist of our time. Artists will forever imitate his incredible style, musical genius and dancing...

Ruth First 2016: Our reflections on rage and violence

The Ruth First Memorial Lecture was, once again, extraordinary. Each speaker presenting on the theme, “Rage and Violence in our Politics” produced papers that...

‘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,...

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

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

Niq Mhlongo’s Affluenza embraces South Africans’ lived experiences

South Africa's democracy has come a long way since its formative years. But twenty years on and there are still many issues which have...

Her name is Mishka Hoosen and she’s 🔥 🔥 🔥

This year's Time of the Writer festival has already served up fascinating conversations about what exactly knowledge is, and how we relate to books. But...

In Conversation With Fatimah Asghar

Muslim, American, Pakistani-Kashmiri, poet, writer - in her debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar reflects on navigating those identities through questions of race, history, sexuality,...

So Starbucks in SA is a sip of the first world?...

Ahead of the Thursday opening of Starbucks in South Africa, Wayne Parnell attended the by-invitation-only launch of the international coffee chain in Rosebank. The...

Eusebius shows us we need academic justice as much as we...

This is the prepared text of the 2016 DCS Oosthuizen Academic Freedom Memorial Lecture that was delivered by Eusebius Mckaiser at the university currently...
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