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South African poet takes African women’s message to the world

Poet Koleka Putuma is a South African cultural icon-in-waiting. Her straight-talking multimedia poetry tackles racism, sexism and social ills head-on, giving young African women...

Remembering ‘Uncle Kathy’: Ahmed Kathrada 1929-2017

Former Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada died today, following a long illness. He was 87. After 1994, Kathrada served as a...

South African author shares lessons after winning Caine Prize

Listening is important and reading is essential. These are just a few lessons Lidudumalingani Mqombothi gained on his journey as a writer. He won...

Public art builds civic pride

skubalisto---thumbThrough his inspiring public art, painter Skubalisto is creating community pride in the Cape townships of Langa and Gugulethu.

South African photographer documents pantsula

South African photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders has spent the last six years documenting the evolution of pantsula dancing. His images have been seen around the world, outlining the dance's history as well as its significance as a positive African youth culture.

South African photographer exhibits at New York’s Met

The work of South African photographer Jo Ractliffe is being exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It features three of her series of works, made over six years, tracking the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War and its relation to South Africa's Border War.

Leaping kudu caught on camera in South Africa

A professional photographer got lucky when he was on safari in the Kruger National Park. Arno Pietersen managed to capture a magnificent jumping kudu bull and the images have left an impression on those who have seen them.

Whale rescued during South African Billabong Pro

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board rescued a humpback whale caught in the shark nets behind the back line, while the world's pro surfers took part in the Billabong Pro in Ballito, on the North Coast. The whale had a skin infection, but it swam off once disentangled.

Cape Town night sky tops at photo contest

Cape Town photographer Eric Nathan's shot of the Mother City at night has earned him the top prize at the International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. But it also points out the effect light pollution has on our skies and the need to reclaim and reconnect with the stars.

Time travelling with William Kentridge

The South African artist's multimedia chamber opera Refuse the Hour premiers in Cape Town's City Hall on Friday as part of the 2015 Design Indaba Festival. It's an immersive production of "ecstatic journeying inside the frenetic mind of a creative titan", writes Alexandra Dodd in her review.