Arts and culture
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
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
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.
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.
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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