Jonas Gwangwa performing in Germany in 2010.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in 'singing down apartheid.'
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during a promotional campaign in India in 2006.
Bleaching cream companies, with the help of Bollywood male stars are making huge profits.
Winnie Madikizela achieved a lot before she met Nelson Mandela.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni.
By expanding our understanding of streets and enhancing their design, every street corner could become a space to socialise, to exercise, to play, or to trade.
Chuck D (L) and Flavor Flav of the US rap group Public Enemy performing in 2009.
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Following the explosion of screen-based personal devices, the risk of users slipping into hyper reality has multiplied enormously since the television age.
Survivor's guilt is arguably an instance of good character, an emotional expression.
A skit on China’s English language TV station CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala featuring ‘blackface’ actors has gone viral.
China's offensive 'blackface' skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
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Hollywood will allow the world of the Black Panther to be black, only if it doesn't hurt white people's feelings.
A scene from ‘Inxeba’.
The banned film Inxeba certainly deserves more than to languish in the mire of South African scandal.
Spring Festival Gala with some Chinese actors in blackface.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.
A scene from the controversial movie ‘Inxeba’ : The Wound.
The decision by South Africa's Film and Publication Board to ban the film Inxeba has been widely criticised.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
Hugh Masekela’s 30 years of exile began shortly after the Sharpeville Massacre.
Hugh Masekela's itinerary-in-exile was loud and clear in his songs.
"Critique of Black Reason" offers readers insight into how the construction of race and racism underpins our understanding of modernity.
Hugh Masekela performing during the 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
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South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.
Aryan Kaganof (2017)
Performing art music in South Africa today is ideologically ambiguous. And in this ambiguity, there is much artistic and intellectual interest.
Keur Gui - Thiat, left, and Kilifeu, right.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
The Junkyard Band.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
Local residents holding Chinese and Olympic flags attend a rehearsal in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
Ron Eland, at far left, in Great Britain’s 1948 Olympic team. The stories of Eland and other black athletes must be told.
Pic taken from Haliday, J. (1950). Olympic Weight-lifting with Body Building for all. London: Pullum & Sons
Writing and rewriting black sporting history is a means of redressing exclusion.