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King Kong swings back on to South African stages

The massively successful King Kong musical is back on South African stages. More than half a century ago, it helped to launch the careers...

Kenny Solomon: South Africa’s first chess grandmaster

Kenny Solomon chose a very different path from the boys he grew up with in Cape Town's Mitchells Plain. He changed his fate when he began playing chess at the age of 13; now, 22 years later, he has become a chess grandmaster and an inspiration to youngsters everywhere.

Elections 2014: Mthethwa warns would-be ‘disrupters’

With South Africa's 7 May general elections less than two weeks away, the country's law enforcement agencies are set to increase their presence in a number of communities to ensure that there are no such thing as "no-go areas" in the lead-up to the polls.

Watch: Four Corners, South Africa’s Oscars contender, releases locally

Four Corners, a story of gangsterism, chess and redemption - and South Africa's submission to the 2014 Academy Awards - releases locally on Friday 28 March. Watch the trailer here.

Building care workers’ psychological resilience

Working with traumatised children is psychologically demanding; the Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation helps care workers look after their own wellbeing as they care for the vulnerable, and helps introduce creative arts tools into psychological support.

Keeping South Africa’s youth drug-free

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, paying tribute to the school pupils and ordinary citizens who lost their lives during the Soweto uprisings of 16 June 1976, while focusing on inspiring and empowering the country's youth.

Keep our youth drug-free

youth-pyp-textsmallJune is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, paying tribute to the school pupils and ordinary citizens who lost their lives during the Soweto uprisings of 16 June 1976 – 37 years ago.

SA’s ‘zef’ trio thrash music scene

With catchy and crude beats, pre-pubescent bodies, gold teeth, tattoos and mean-looking mullets, hilarious trio Die Antwoord have become one of South Africa’s hottest – and most unlikely – exports.