Arts and culture

Rest in peace Mandoza: Kwaito 'top dog's' greatest moments

South African kwaito musician Mandoza died on 18 September 2016, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The man behind the crossover kwaito hit Nkalakatha was 38.

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Remembering Zakes Mokae, South African star of stage and screen

South African actor Zakes Mokae was one of South Africa's most accomplished international film and theatre actors. This month marks the anniversary of his death. From jazz band stalwart to Fugard colleague and stage and screen star, we celebrate his life.

Q&A with South African women rappers

South African rappers Ms Supa and Yugen Blakrok are using their talent to share their cultures with local fans. The two women also chat about how they started off in the hip hop industry.

Dilemma, apartheid's lost film

In 1962, Danish filmmaker Henning Carlsen secretly made the anti-apartheid drama Dilemma, based on a Nadine Gordimer novel, right under the noses of the South African apartheid regime. The film has been called "a crown jewel" of South African musical heritage.

September Jive to celebrate South African music heritage

September Jive, to be held in Johannesburg from 1 to 30 September 2016, is a series of multi- media events that celebrate the diversity and history of South African music.

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