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Take a walk down history on Freedom Day

Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa that commemorates the first democratic elections   held on 27 April 1994. It honours the heroes...

An overview of the history of South African art

South Africa is home to some of the world's most ancient and beautiful art - the rock paintings of the San. It's also the scene of a host of diverse and challenging contemporary artists producing important new work.

South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

Flying Tutu sculpture fetches R850 000

Contemporary South African Art made a strong showing at an auction in Cape Town this week, with Ed Young's The Arch selling at well above its pre-sale estimates and a Robert Hodgins work achieving a world record, auctioneer Strauss & Co said in a statement on Tuesday.

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.

Remembering Mandela, one year on

It has been a year since Nelson Mandela passed on. His departure, mourned by the world, still impacts us today, prompting us to live by his example with compassion, reconciliation and Ubuntu.

Voices from One Young World Summit Dublin

oneyoungworldthumbThree young South Africans share their experiences of this year's One Young World Annual Summit, held in Dublin, Ireland from 15 to 18 October, where valuable young talent from across the globe debated and shared solutions for the pressing issues facing the world.

Voices from One Young World Summit Dublin

oneyoungworldthumbThree young South Africans share their experiences of this year's One Young World Annual Summit, held in Dublin, Ireland from 15 to 18 October, where valuable young talent from across the globe debated and shared solutions for the pressing issues facing the world.

The Bag Factory: nurturing South African art since 1991

For over two decades the Bag Factory in downtown Joburg has helped develop South African art with residency programmes in its 16 studios, where both young and experienced artists can collaborate, share ideas or simply inspire each other.

Jackson Hlungwani’s New Jerusalem comes to Joburg

Works by artist and holy man Jackson Hlungwani are on show at the University of Johannesburg. The show, curated by Nessa Leibhammer, includes many of his sublime creations, notably many of his fish sculptures. A New Jerusalem – Jackson Hlungwani includes photographs of his sacred site.