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Support Local Business During Lockdown

It is back to business for some as the nationwide lockdown gradually moves down a level with strict restrictions still in place. As the...

South African Music Awards (SAMAs) celebrates 25 years of excellence in the local music...

This coming weekend, the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) will take a trip down memory lane in celebration of its 25th anniversary, under the...

South Africa’s commercial radio stations

A guide to South Africa's commercial radio stations, which includes what each offers, what frequency to tune into and where the broadcasting areas are. Brand...

South African songstress Lira lends her voice to Disney movie

A local touch has been added to the latest Disney movie, Moana. Famed songbird Lira has recorded her own version of How Far I'll...

90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

Local musicians are celebrating the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decision to make 90% of their playlists local music. For some, this is the first step in educating South Africans about the value of copyright as well.

Africa Stop Ebola – in song

While the world celebrates Bob Geldof's plan to reboot Do They Know it's Christmas 30 years later to fight Ebola, Africans have been using music to fight the disease as far back as May. A new project, Africa Stop Ebola, by a stellar collection of African musicians is just the latest harnessing of the power of music to fight the epidemic.

Africa Stop Ebola – in song

While the world celebrates Bob Geldof's plan to reboot Do They Know it's Christmas 30 years later to fight Ebola, Africans have been using music to fight the disease as far back as May. A new project, Africa Stop Ebola, by a stellar collection of African musicians is just the latest harnessing of the power of music to fight the epidemic.

Music van de Caab keeps Khoi and San music alive

The Solms-Delta wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands, is reviving San and Khoi music through the Music van de Caab project and an exhibition showcasing musical instruments.

Cape Town Jazz Safari, with Andulela Experience

Cape jazz captures the story of the Mother City with its fusion of "Cape Coons" carnival music and rhythms from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Now, tour operator Andulela Experience offers a jazz safari that allows visitors to explore this unique sound through interactive tours across the city.

Zuma: South Africa’s farmers make things happen

Bultfontein, a small town in the Free State province, was put on the map recently when President Jacob Zuma stopped by for the annual Boertjie Kontreifees, which in Afrikaans means the Young Farmer Community Festival.
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