Arts and culture

South African photographer documents pantsula

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.

pantsula dancing pantsula, chris saunders, new york times, daniela goeller

31 books every South African should read

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.


South Africa's Mafikizolo performs in Davos

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.


South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

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.


South Africa celebrates Reconciliation Month

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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