The Arts

Why we all deserve to see the new Winnie documentary

There is arguably nobody in South Africa politics that has been more demonised in the media than Mam’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, commonly juxtaposed to her...

As By Fire: Jonathan Jansen talks #FeesMustFall and victimhood

Former University of the Free State vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen’s latest book was released earlier this year. "As By Fire: The End of the South...

Animated Film Fosters Hair Love For Black Girls And Their Dads

When the internet identifies with a project, amazing things happen. A filmmaker in the United States is getting a lot of love - and...

SA’s Indian Muslims need to check themselves before going after Joey...

Comedian Joey Rasdien was dragged by Muslims on social media this weekend after making a controversial comment during a comedy set at the Ilm...

Five reasons Linkin Park’s music matters

There’s this wonderful thing about music; it provides a sense of community. You listen to it and you feel like someone, somewhere gets you....

This Setswana author helps children fall in love with reading in...

Charmaine Mrwebi (34) used to visit the library daily as a child and fell in love with stories and storytelling - today her own...

Meena Kandasamy’s novel is literary salvation for women abuse survivors

Meena Kandasamy’s latest novel When I Hit You is a wrenching story that straddles the line between fiction and nonfiction. Two reporters, Mishka Wazar...

‘We need to act against white privilege and the systems that...

In a press statement, Dean Hutton addresses their recent #FuckWhitePeople court victory and reminds white South Africans that belonging is earned, not stolen. I’d like...

All your musical faves are trash

Issues of gender-based violence and women’s safety in public spaces are always a national concern, and it seems some of our musical legends are...

Equality Court rules that #FuckWhitePeople isn’t hate speech, slams white privilege

On 4 July 2017, the Judge Thulare of the Equality Court in Cape Town handed down judgment in a case filed by the Cape...

Tjo!StoryFest: a space to celebrate the stories of our communities

South Africa’s communities have a rich archive of stories, and the inaugural Tjo!StoryFest celebrated the importance of storytelling. Professor Vasu Reddy, dean of the...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – June 2017...

So we’re more than halfway through 2017, and the country is still as dramatic as ever. Fires all over the Cape, more Gupta nonsense,...

South African film wants to end the silence around date rape

Cut-Out Girls is a play-turned-feature-film project by Cape Town art students from ACT Cape Town, aimed at raising awareness about rape, date...

Guerrilla art in Braam drives conversation on women’s safety

The Daily Vox spoke to Her Shadow, the self-taught animator and guerrilla performance artist who disrupted the streets of Braamfontein last week. The performance...

Should artists conform to South Africans’ sensibilities?

Ayanda Mabulu has caused shock with his latest painting, which depicts President Jacob Zuma engaged in a sexual act with Nelson Mandela. Mabulu called...

The day the music died: Whiteness has forgotten the black roots...

Saturday was a bittersweet day as I saw legendary indie band Pixies perform in South Africa for the first time at Rock on the...

Writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing, and film

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is the current “cool kid” of South African literature. At least, he thinks so. He’s a writer, photographer, and filmmaker who won...

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...

Time of the Writer brings writers to the people in KwaMashu...

On the second day of The Time of the Writer festival in Durban, participants visited KwaZulu-Natal’s schools and libraries to bring the writing to...

Powerful plea sent to Radiohead over Israel concert

A petition and video have emerged online asking British rock band Radiohead to cancel its concert tour to Israel. The Change.org petition, started by the...
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