Reggae in South Africa has lost its visibility and prominence inside the country after apartheid. But local artists have built up extensive international links.
Namibian hero and former Robben Island prisoner Toivo ya Toivo was part of a generation who contributed to the struggles against apartheid and colonialism in the region.
For many of contemporary Congolese musicians the idea of authenticité was seen as a positive one at a certain level, even though Mobutu abused Congo culture to build his own personality cult.
European football matches allow African fans to partake in the aspirational dreams exported worldwide by the Premier League or the Champions League.
The introduction of an African passport has the capacity to bring about increased migration of Africans within Africa.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
Apartheid was to officially end in 1994. So was the fashion of wearing hats as the formalities of business, church and leisure gave way to the informality of urban equality.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
World soccer is the story of hyper-capitalism. What would fan and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon have thought about the state of the sport?
In the new introduction to his prison memoir South African anti-apartheid stalwart Raymond Suttner uses the word 'betrayal' to explain his break from the ANC.
Yoga helps financially insecure youth gain confidence, coping skills, and self-compassion.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
In many cultures and religions dogs are more than protection and security. But do they have an after-life?
Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that's advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
In the US and South Africa, "passing" as another race has a long and painful history. Controversial American Rachel Dolezal's "passing" to justify her identity makes a mockery of such histories.
Accra and Johannesburg have some way to go before making it onto anyone's top 20. Both cities have a desperate gap between rich and poor but inequality is not a uniquely African problem.
Notorious apartheid spy Craig Williamson's sole interest was in reproducing what he regarded as his birthright – wealth and racial privilege.