ARTS AND CULTURE

Photo of a field full of rubbish

Concern over unclean conditions at initiation schools

Forum launches initiation season in Nelson Mandela Bay claiming no deaths since 2016

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 November 2019
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Initiation school mired in filth

Illegal dumping is compromising Xhosa traditional practice at a school in Govan Mbeki

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019

Art centre pressured to remove painting by murderer

Display of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work raises debate about freedom of expression versus dignity of family of a murdered sex worker

By Zoë Postman - 7 October 2019
Photo of Laurence Olivier in The Jazz Singer

Without appropriation art is sterile

A response to Jewish theatremakers speak out against cultural appropriation on stage

By Nathan Geffen - 26 August 2019
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Artists accuse by-law of stifling cultural life in Cape Town

“Only those with significant financial resources are able to comply fairly easily with the bylaw process”

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 July 2019
Youth from Vrygrond build a sculpture titled "Ubuntu"

Township youths build exquisite sculpture

It doesn’t make all the violence stop but it reminds people that there is beauty in the world, says volunteer

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
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Facebook post sparks row over human remains in Green Point

Construction project halted

By Katherine Liu - 4 June 2019
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Lubabalo Kondlo is the world draughts champion, but he is struggling to make ends meet

He is on a mission to popularise the game in South Africa

By Joseph Chirume - 9 May 2019
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Athlone arts hub shuts its doors

Closure follows collapse of Catholic Welfare and Development

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 April 2019
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
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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
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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
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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