poetry

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...

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...

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...

Blackboard Africa is changing the views of African youth

Two young women from Gauteng were prompted to create Blackboard Africa by the negative portrayal of young Africans. Their goals include inspiring youth through...

A wild beard and fierce convictions

Many voices brought down apartheid, and writer Cornelius Thomas is determined the less-famous activists will also be remembered for their participation in the struggle. 
Cultural group writes own history

Remembering South African writer Peter Abrahams: 1919 – 2017

South African writer Peter Abrahams died on 18 January 2017. An early pioneer in the exploration of race identity in South Africa, he was...

How South Africa can decolonise feminism

Author and poet Toni Stuart spoke passionately about feminism, identity, and belonging at a conference called “Decolonising Feminism”. She drew from her own experiences...