Arts and culture

South African reading project wins Astrid Lindgren prize

The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015, the world's richest children's book award with a prize of 5-million Swedish kroner (around R7-million).

The Nal'ibali project is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign

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.


Showcasing South Africa's fantastical florals

In honour of its 30th anniversary, Ardmore Ceramic Art is launching a range of fabrics at the Design Indaba Expo, which opens in Cape Town on Friday. The design translates South Africa's vibrant flora and fauna on to fabric with pattern, colour and humour.


South African producer's film wins Oscar

"It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs," South African producer Eric Abraham said after his film Ida took top honours in the Best Foreign Language film category at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.


Paff audience votes for South African film

South African film Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us won the Audience Choice Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film explores the gritty world of Alexandra township in a tale of Thulas and his sister, Zanele.

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