Arts and culture
South African photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders has spent the last six years
documenting the evolution of pantsula dancing. His images have been seen around the world,
outlining the dance's history as well as its significance as a positive African youth culture.
Looking for deeper insight into South Africa? Here are snap reviews of classic
South African reads covering non-fiction, fiction and poetry and featuring a range of the country's greatest novelists, poets, journalists and historians.
Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, saw Mafikizolo perform in Cape Town
in 2015 and was impressed. He was so impressed, in fact, that he asked the duo to perform at
the gala dinner to mark the closing of the international gathering in snowy Switzerland.
There is growing international interest in the potential of South Africa's cultural and creative
industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities.
Reconciliation Month takes place throughout December. It is a time for South Africans to unite, says the Department of Arts and Culture. The overarching theme is "Bridging the divide: building a common South African nationhood towards a national developmental state".
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