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Zulu tribe performers

One of two street performances we witnessed at V & A waterfront, Capetown on the weekend.

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Making Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the iconic character who changed the face of South Africa, rose to political activist, the persona of the political prisoner and finally the first president of democratic South Africa.  292 more words


Our Land Our Rent Our Jobs, a book review

Land, taxes, jobs.  Three tough words.

Stephen Meintjes has an impressive academic background.  He read law at Stelenbosch University and then won the Rhodes Scholarship and read law further at Oxford.   503 more words

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Jodi Bieber’s 10 tips for photographers and writers

By Sarah Rose de Villiers

Jodi Bieber’s photographs are silent stories, dressed in colour and captured light. Her years of experiencing and photographing a beautifully complex and twisted world have led to incredible images, international exhibitions and valuable advice. 354 more words


Spoken Word: sketches, snippets and signatures

By Sarah Rose de Villiers

Spoken Word is packed with punches that ripple with rhymes wrapped in rhythms that twist the mind.

The South African spoken word scene was celebrated and cultivated last week with a festival of performed poetry, which was held at the Eastern Star Museum. 101 more words


The South African Art World according to Riason Naidoo

“I took a bit of an usual route,” says Riason Naidoo, who was appointed as the first black director of the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town in 2009. 1,806 more words


Nokutela Dube, "a woman of note"

It is once again Women’s Month and I will again be looking at a few South African women who are (or were) particularly outstanding in their fields.  321 more words

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