Today, the causes of many phobias are as inscrutable as ever – but they were only 'invented' in the 19th century.
January 10, 2017
Spending a year living life as David Bowie gave me a better understanding of the pop icon’s mind and work.
Sikhumbuzo Makandula’s ‘Ubuzwe II’, 2016, Digital photograph: Inkjet on Epsom Ultrasmooth. The mural kaSebe/Sebe’s Lip (2011) is by artist Buntu Fihla.
December 13, 2016
In an image-saturated world, it can feel like we are beyond being moved. But five exhibitions in South Africa's Eastern Cape province in 2016 managed to capture memory and ego in exactly the right proportions.
The cover of Childish Gambino’s album ‘Awaken my love’.
December 12, 2016
In a gloomy year filled, a number of artists with an Afrofuturist perspective gave hope with inspired works of art.
Meat is a popular food choice all over the world.
December 11, 2016
Is meat murder?
Simply calling on people to eat less meat is not very useful. The consumption of meat, after all, is embedded within numerous social and cultural practices. But changing diets can benefit the planet.
Swartberg House in the Karoo, designed by Jennifer Beningfield, Open Studio.
December 7, 2016
Buildings, thinkers, books, films and works of art can ask central questions about how to live on this planet and its consequences.
Water’s Edge II (2009) - a print related to the ‘Black Smoke Rising’ series.
November 27, 2016
Under the influence
Hidden underneath painting codes are the violence and bloodshed of colonial exploitation. ‘Lull’ is a daunting reminder of this.
Former Constitutional Court judge, Albie Sachs.
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November 16, 2016
The making of South Africa's Constitution took six long years. Now, 20 years later, the process of drawing up this revered document is being tainted with myth making.
A South African Buddhist celebrates the Chinese New Year at Nan Hua Buddhist temple in Bronkhorstpruit, South Africa.
November 17, 2016
Much of the recent commentary on Sino-African relations has a negative tone. But genuine cultural exchange holds the promise of mutual enrichment.
A young Raymond Suttner with his bird, Jailbird (JB).
Spending time in prison for one's political beliefs can be incredibly challenging. Those convictions can help you to survive those times.
Chilean-German DJ Matias Aguayo performing at Kitchener’s Bar in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
October 17, 2016
Scholars of urban studies are acknowledging that the discipline is characterised by a fear of the dark and the night. But artists are giving us a creative language to engage with the darkness.
West Africans who play professional football in Poland rest at halftime. Warsaw, Summer 2016.
October 13, 2016
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.