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Celebrating 10 Years of Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival with Epic Event Programme

Johannesburg’s most anticipated creative festival, the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival fired up by Nando’s, will offer a jam-packed line-up of creative immersions and experiences...

Promoting a culture of reading, writing and literacy at the 4th Annual Abantu Book...

  By Phindi Maduna As the official custodian of the country’s Nation Brand, Brand South Africa was pleased to partner with the Abantu Book Festival for...

South African literature

An overview of the main currents in South African literature, from Olive Schreiner's depiction of life on isolated Karoo farms to more recent work...

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...

South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

Four students from St John's Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes...

Charmaine Mrwebi, dreaming and writing in Setswana

Unable to find books written in her mother tongue, telling stories that related to her life, Charmaine Mrwebi wrote her own – and set...

South Africa’s national anthem

It's one tune that Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille, Hashim Amla, Jean de Villiers, and Julius Malema all know the words to. It pulls together two anthems, five languages - and more than 49-million people. South Africans, take ownership of your song!

We, the People Walk 2017

On Sunday 26 March Brand South Africa, Constitution Hill and other stakeholders including the Gauteng Legislature and the City of Joburg took part in...

Ditshego: ‘Replace a beer bottle with a book’

The importance of reading and the impact literacy have on society were highlighted at the World Book Celebration in Johannesburg this week. Melissa Javan Tebogo Ditshego,...

Young South African in the US for science programme

Lehlogonolo Msuma is representing South Africa at the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme in the US...