Arts and culture
Anthems of Democracy
, a series of concerts featuring world-famous singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading and a powerful line-up of local musicians, will take place at the Joburg Theatre in April as part of South Africa's 20 years of freedom celebrations.
South African traditional group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has dedicated its latest Grammy award - for "best world music album" for Singing for Peace Around the World
- to the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Led by the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa is becoming something of a home for contemporary art from across the continent and the African diaspora. Joining it are another Johannesburg fair, as well as a Cape Town outing and a permanent gallery.
Cape Town is the first city in Africa and the first in a developing country to win the
title of World Design Capital. A great accolade, but what does this mean in practice?
The Mother City says it is hoping to use design as a tool to get to grips with the
legacies of its apartheid past and poor urban planning.
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
, an exhibition showcasing the intricately beaded tapestries of a South African artists' collective, is currently running at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum in Washington.
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