Arts and culture

Checkmate: Gugulethu chess coach shares her passion with youth

Gugulethu Chess College under-11 team to go to provincial tournament


News | 4 August 2023

Young Soweto musicians play Bach and Bologne in Diepkloof

Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble gave the community a free concert on Sunday


Photo Essay | 24 July 2023

Inside a Cape Flats minstrel band

“This is more than just a band. This is like a family.”


Photo Essay | 20 July 2023

Young roller skaters bring joy to Hammanskraal

About 30 skaters wowed audiences at “An African Celebration on Wheels” on the weekend


Photo Essay | 10 July 2023

Video: Meet Hout Bay’s Super Sandman

Innocent Zunga creates beautiful sculptures using beach sand


Video | 22 June 2023

Exhibition imagines an alternative future for an inclusive Cape Town

Residents of Cissie Gool House have co-designed an exhibit at the Cape Institute for Architecture


Brief | 8 June 2023

Kalk Bay’s beloved buskers

Some have been playing music on these streets for 20 years


Photo Essay | 5 June 2023

Future of Cape Town City Ballet uncertain as dispute between CEO and board drags on

Board accused of “acting irregularly, un-procedurally, and illegally to push their CEO out”


News | 12 May 2023

Celebrating Langa through its artists

Founders of the township’s first art gallery have big plans for its future


Feature | 28 April 2023

From shack to stage: Dunoon playwright scoops awards

Play by Ayanda ka Nobakabona from Zwelitsha informal settlement in Cape Town wins awards


Brief | 14 April 2023

Joburg teens bring Constitution Hill to life with hip-hop

“In Hillbrow where we live, it’s easier for a child to join a life of crime… I was really excited to see them perform” says parent


News | 28 March 2023

Parliament urged to investigate R54-million national orchestra

Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra CEO says it is not obliged to reveal details of operations and finances


News | 28 February 2023

Gandhi’s legacy in South Africa threatened by lack of government interest and dwindling funds

Gandhi Museum and the Phoenix Settlement he founded no longer have any major donors


News | 17 February 2023

Concerns raised over R52-million given to national orchestra

Cape Philharmonic turns down R3.2-million offered by Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra


News | 27 January 2023

Information Regulator bares its teeth in music royalties investigation

The South African music industry lacks transparency and accountability, says regulator


News | 6 December 2022

The Mamelodi hostel where “Emzini Wezinsizwa” was filmed is a mess

Site of hit 1990s SABC comedy series has no electricity


News | 25 October 2022