Click points: how free are Global Citizen’s Mandela concert tickets?

Tickets for star-studded show featuring Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher and Ed Sheeran, depend on ‘clicktivism’, writes Struan Douglas

Superheroes come out to play as Comic Con hits SA for the first time

The event has attracted comic, superhero and anime fans from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria

Hotstix lights a candle for our neglected musicians

The music stalwart was recently awarded the Order of Ikhamanga and wants recognition extended to others, writes Mpho Tshikhudo

Burt Reynolds, sex symbol of the 1970s silver screen, has died

His star waned after the 1980s but at the height of his career he was one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors

Gauteng Opera stages encore to woo audiences and stay afloat

Struggling company is aiming to convince event organisers and firms to book performances or sponsor them, writes Lesley Stones

Shweshwe, the fabric of SA’s turbulent history

Slaves, soldiers, Khoi-San, settlers, Voortrekkers, pioneers and trekboers all wore isishweshwe, and gave it different names, writes Lucinda Jolly

Sasol New Signatures winner inspired by Knysna's devastation and renewal

'I knew I had to capture the emotion of time. It’s only a year on and already there’s hardly a trace of the fire left,' Jessica Storm Kapp tells Diane de Beer

ALEXIA WALKER: The art of preserving and promoting local narratives

It’s imperative that art from the continent is valued and collected by African collectors

Setting music technicians on the roadie to success

On-the-job training, international exchanges and conferences help local workers enhance their skills, writes Struan Douglas

Incensed members to hold music rights body’s feet to the fire

Forensic investigation rocks the Southern African Music Rights Organisation, writes Struan Douglas

Fans pay respects to soul queen Aretha Franklin

Mourners gathered at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit to honour Franklin

CHRIS THURMAN: Transported by a narrative that opens up possibilities and crosses boundaries

’Trans’ — exciting, daunting, stimulating, unfamiliar — is an evocative title for an art exhibition

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Exploring the other side of OR Tambo

Initiative brings together best global and SA artists to honour giant

Contemporary dance still inspires

The Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience enjoys an ethos of strong cultural ownership from local and international dance communities

Artist brings culture to a head in Johannesburg

The visual impact of Hanneli Coetzee’s work will resonate with vigour and lead to the sharing of stories

Congregants pay their respects to the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin’s powerful voice again rings out within church’s walls in tribute to her spectacular career

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