ARTS AND CULTURE

Photo of mural in Swift Street Salt River

Cape Town’s iconic murals

The city has beautiful public art depicting the life and ideals of its residents

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 March 2019
Photo of a mural of a head with eyes

Mural tells the story of the Siyangena informal settlement

A wall that could have been a barrier has connected a community

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 February 2019

In photos: Bonteheuwel schools show their athletics skills

Usually in the news because of its gang crime, these photos show a happier, more hopeful side of this neighbourhood

By Masixole Feni - 25 January 2019
Photo of robot

Bridgetown man makes robots from scrap

I’ve always been good with my hands, says “Robot Man”

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 23 November 2018
Photo of people painting a shack

Parents start imaginative project to stop children playing on dumpsite

“Some children developed rashes all over their bodies after playing with the rubbish”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 October 2018
Photo of three people

Dunoon youths get opportunity to become film-makers

Short movie nominated for audience award in international project

By Peter Luhanga - 28 September 2018

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by “mistake”

Doctor and health team suspended

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 September 2018
Photo of two musicians

Guitar duo serenades Cape Town’s commuters

Thabani Dube from Durban and Jose Monteiro Nungidi from DRC met on a train and are now doing what they love for a living

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 September 2018
Photo of a river valley

Eastern Cape rock art vanishing due to vandals

Rich trove of cave paintings going back perhaps 20,000 years is being erased

By Wara Fana - 31 August 2018
Photo of puppeteers

Puppets bring the dangers of drugs to life

Ukwanda Puppet Collective on school tour

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 August 2018
Photo of a young boy

Cape Town Orchestra’s outreach programme in peril

Orchestra gets silent treatment from Department of Arts and Culture

By Ashraf Hendricks - 30 August 2018
Photo of a dilapidated house

Mandela home in ruins

The house where Nelson Mandela’s first wife lived out her days is part of the Liberation Heritage Route

By Wendy Matshaya - 17 August 2018
Photo of woman receiving award

Local TV series wins at international film festival

Story about young Langa boxer’s rise to the top

By Chumani Mazwi - 17 July 2018
Photo of Boeka in Wale Street

IN PHOTOS: Capetonians observe Ramadan

Muslim community end each day’s fast with prayer and delicious food

By Barry Christianson - 15 June 2018
Photo of M.I.A.

M.I.A. brings colour to the Old Biscuit Mill

Riveting performance by rapper and political activist

By Ashraf Hendricks - 9 June 2018
Photo of a computer

Eastern Cape learners battle without internet access

Free internet and wifi in public libraries stopped last year

By Joseph Chirume - 14 May 2018