Arts and culture

Behind the scenes of 7de Laan

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a long-running television soapie? Melissa Javan spends time on the set of 7de Laan, one of South Africa's favourite shows, where she finds out what it takes to bring the characters to life.

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South African artist to serve residency in France

Nelson Makamo is one of South Africa’s prominent artistic talents and showcasing his talent in southern France during a three-month residency there. He will produce works for exhibitions in Paris and Munich as a showcase of his development as an artist.

Mandela miniseries filming in South Africa

A six-part television series on the life of Nelson Mandela is currently being filmed in South Africa. Featuring an all-star cast of international and local actors – with Laurence Fishburne as Madiba and Terry Pheto as Winnie – the BET-produced series is due out in 2017.

African punks: 5 bands you should be listening to

African punk music is growing in popularity. From countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa, punk rock kids are making joyful noise with a very distinctive African bent. Here are five bands from Africa that you should put on your playlist.

Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys celebrated in new documentary

A documentary on Pieter-Dirk Uys, one of South Africa’s most prolific writers, satirists and activists goes on circuit on 29 July 2016. Nobody’s Died Laughing features top South African and international celebrities who discuss his impact on South African life.

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