Arts and culture

Refentse Morake: from busker to his own album

Refentse Morake, the young South African busker who shot to fame in a viral video in 2015 showing off his Afrikaans music skills, has released his debut album to much acclaim. But with an eye on education, he has put his law degree first before he takes his music career on the road full-time.

Refentse Morake musician Refentse Morake

40 South Africans Under 40 Part 2

In this Youth Month series we look at the class of young South Africans who are, 40 years after the 1976 Soweto uprising, making an individual impact, small or great, in forging the country's distinctive identity.


Young South African dancer shares his road to success

A bad experience made a young man give up his passion: dancing. Now choreographer Junior Ferreira explains, in honour of Youth Month, how he invested in his talents again and is now using them to uplift young people in his community.


Constitution Hill's Basha Uhuru Arts Festival on now

The Basha Uhuru Youth Festival, currently on at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg is a celebration of the artistic freedom of the youth of South Africa. Taking place during Youth Month, it showcases South Africa's best emerging creative talent.


90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

Local musicians are celebrating the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decision to make 90% of their playlists local music. For some, this is the first step in educating South Africans about the value of copyright as well.

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