Arts and culture

National Arts Festival battles to get much-needed Lottery funding

The decision not to fund the country’s longest running arts festival was communicated a month before its start date


News | 13 June 2024

Bid to save legendary Lovedale Press

The 200-year-old Eastern Cape press is in a shambles, but there is a plan


News | 4 June 2024

Festivities lift Hillbrow’s spirits

The Hey Hillbrow! Let’s Dlala! public parade was held on Saturday


Photo Essay | 27 May 2024

Khayelitsha Music Academy hopes to change lives

Two township musicians have dedicated themselves to teaching children to play and read music


Photo Essay | 26 April 2024

Questions over how national orchestra is spending public money

Auditor-General red flags potential conflict of interest and oversight issues


News | 7 March 2024

Joburg theatre puts democracy in the spotlight

Actors are getting school children to think about what leadership entails


News | 28 February 2024

From local theatre to Netflix film: young Philippi actor hopes to inspire township youth

Bonani Ngamlane auditioned in his tiny shack for Netflix’s latest South African film The Queenstown Kings


News | 6 December 2023

Carnival brings “joy and fun” to Orange Farm

The theme was Revival of Ubuntu


Photo Essay | 13 November 2023

Video: Meet the disabled South African dancer who wowed Britain’s Got Talent

“When people see you on stage it’s not like, ‘Aw that’s so cute!’ but they see the actual performance. And then [you] steal the show.”


Video | 11 October 2023

In photos: Cape Town children celebrate Heritage Day with traditional games

Indigenous games like morabaraba “remind children who they are”, says coach


Brief | 26 September 2023

In photos: The Brixton Light Festival

The event brought some joy with creative displays, music and theatre to Joburg’s inner city streets


Photo Essay | 4 September 2023

Learners launch storytelling project to “recapture the beauty” of Masiphumelele

Masiphumelele: Through The Struggles We Rise is a project by nine high school girls and students from the Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design


News | 21 August 2023

Checkmate: Gugulethu chess coach shares her passion with youth

Gugulethu Chess College under-11 team to go to provincial tournament


News | 4 August 2023

Young Soweto musicians play Bach and Bologne in Diepkloof

Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble gave the community a free concert on Sunday


Photo Essay | 24 July 2023

Inside a Cape Flats minstrel band

“This is more than just a band. This is like a family.”


Photo Essay | 20 July 2023

Young roller skaters bring joy to Hammanskraal

About 30 skaters wowed audiences at “An African Celebration on Wheels” on the weekend


Photo Essay | 10 July 2023