National Arts Festival spreads it wings to the United Arab Emirates

The National Arts Festival recently added a new event after they were contracted by Shurooq, the trade and investment arm of the Sharjah government, to ...

René Magritte painting sells for record $26.8m

Le principe du plaisir topped the price fetched by Magritte’s La corde sensible, which was sold in 2017 for $17.9m

Like father, like son: Glasser claims his musical heritage

Spike Glasser's love of SA culture left an indelible impression on the young Adam that later informed his career

No love lost as Congolese rebel songsters take on rumba and politicians

Growing army of rappers say their urban lyrics reflect their impoverished lives rather than romantic  love, earning them the attention of the national censors

FILM REVIEW: Slice of Indian daily life in authentic gangster thriller

Award-winning director Sara Blecher's new film, Mayfair, is about gangsters in the Johannesburg suburb

No matter the woes with venues, jazz will stay in orbit

The evolution and popularity of jazz is not represented by the figures cited by the music industry, writes Gwen Ansell

CHRIS THURMAN: A world not for children, yet one in which they must survive

A musical for our times, this adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's story shows why adults should follow this art form

Star US comic Chris Tucker wants SA audiences to guffaw and think

Comedian Chris Tucker, who is on tour in SA in November, says he develops his comedy routines from personal experiences

ALEXIA WALKER: How tax regimes worldwide affect the art market

Policies relating to import VAT, incentives and artists’ resale rights have a profound effect on the trade

Book dealer now does young African artists a big flavour

Fortesque Helepi’s passion for books turned into a successful business. Now he's turning his hand to art

Breytenbach’s poetic visions find form in a top art gallery

Cape Town’s Stevenson gallery has pulled out all the stops to showcase Breyten Breytenbach's The 81 Ways of Letting Go a Late Self, writes Melvyn Minnaar

Vivendi hopes Ivorian gangsters will help in battle for viewers

Canal+ has lost 1.3-million subscribers in France since 2013 but has added twice as many in Africa, now its second-largest market

Michelle Constant resigns after decade at squeaky clean Basa

Outgoing CEO Michelle Constant says the organisation has made a difference in arts sectors in the rest of Africa, not just SA

CHRIS THURMAN: Magashule and the Pierneef: theft or expropriation without compensation?

You can see the logic: what belongs to the state belongs to the ANC; what belongs to the ANC belongs to me, as a deployee

After a contested history, graffiti is finally coming of age

Graffiti artists have been used to being chased away by city authorities, but the tide is turning, especially in Johannesburg, where the city is working with ...

Juxtaposition of photos will get people talking

Black photographer and white photojournalist exhibit striking contrasts of a fractured society

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