Arts and culture
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.
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.
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 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.
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
South African and international celebrities who discuss his impact on South African life.
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