So far 11 acts have been confirmed: Dan Patlansky, The Black Cat Bones, Albert Frost, Rubber Duc, Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions, The Kiffness, Gerald Clark and the Deadmen, Medicine Boy, Taxi Violence, Jackal and the Wind and Jak Skandi. More band announcements are due in the next few weeks. The waterside event will […]
My Naam is Februarie: Identities Rooted in Slavery is part of the Slave Calendar, produced for Iziko Museums of South Africa by Geometry Global. ‘‘The purpose of the exhibition is not to showcase ‘The History of Slavery’ in South Africa, but to continue to drive awareness about a tragic part of our history that is […]
Because South Africa was unable to demonstrate the conservation value of canned lion hunting, the United States last week banned the import of all trophies from captive lion hunts in the country.
Ocean acidification and diminishing phytoplankton are among the causes they hope their row, scheduled for January 2017, will bring into focus. “We have to do what we can to mitigate the mess we’ve made of our planet,” said Malherbe. He drew attention to the fact that phytoplankton produces 50% of the air we breathe and […]
The South African Department of Basic Education estimates as many as 489 036 school-aged youngsters with disabilities don’t attend any school at all. Of these, about two thirds report severe disabilities, according to the 2013 General Household Survey. Fikile Ngcani wants to inspire these students and give them hope of an education. The second year […]
The Siyasizana Daycare Project rewards crèche and daycare leaders, spaza shop owners and other community members who keep their empty bread bags out of the bin. Sasko brand manager Lungelwa Mnyamana explained how the recycling programme works and how the bread giant launched its campaign in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The bags gathered can be […]
Johannesburg – The ongoing Asian demand for lion bones has led to an horrific wildlife poisoning in the Limpopo National Park, just over the Mozambican border from Kruger Park.
The “Let’s Face It” campaign kicked off outside parliament on Human Rights Day to garner support for anti-hate crimes legislation put before government by Minister Jeffrey. More recently, it has also sought to bring attention to South Africa’s decision to abstain from a United Nations’ vote that would protect the rights of those who are […]
Braais and Banting have become part of the normal culinary landscape in SA, but it seems there’s a new vegetarian trend afoot, especially among millennials with an appetite for tackling global warming. Frances Housdon and Glynis O’Hara look at the shift and at some of the options available if you give up meat.
Every day millions of litres of raw sewage is pumped into the ocean, just off Green Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. The City has reapplied for its permit to do so, and the outcome is expected soon. Martina Keenan investigates.
The three original members of reggae band UB40 will be making a return to South Africa in November with their Red Red Wine Tour. Andrea Vinassa spoke to founder and lead vocalist Ali Campbell about the band’s split into two, his deep love for Madiba and South Africa, maturing, and the task of parenting eight children.
Zimkhitha Mlanzeli was bitten by the writing bug after her first story was published by FunDza, a future-focused organisation igniting a passion for reading and writing among South Africa’s youth. By Andrea Vinassa
A young woman from humble beginnings in the Eastern Cape now runs an organic farm on a private nature reserve. Meet Zozo Bikani, a woman with a bright future ahead of her. Story and pictures by Sarah Taylor
In 2015, the World Economic Forum ranked South Africa’s maths and science education 138th out of 140 countries. Frances Aron finds out how one organisation is addressing the issue.
Cape Town’s Sindiwe Magona, an accomplished author, playwright and public speaker, looks back on her life and shares some words of encouragement with her impatient younger self. As told to Melanie Farrell
Growing up in the ’50s, award-winning journalist, filmmaker and writer Sylvia Vollenhoven at first was unaware of herself as a coloured person. But in the ’70s, she embraced black consciousness and recently she’s been delving into her Khoisan heritage and identity, producing a book, a documentary and a dance/drama about it. By Andrea Vinassa