A rare set of photographs of South Africa's most famous jazz ensemble, the Blue Notes, has added valuable insights to the music archive
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
Beautiful art can provide hope and healing.
For Africans and diasporans, learning about their heritage is important. But it remains to be seen how this will translate into a sustained continental and diasporan engagement.
Football coaches can improve their chances of winning tournaments by choosing a team based on a unique combination of factors.
In some ways, perhaps Morrison is even more relevant in South African universities today than she's ever been.
Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
Bride price practice has both social and psychological implications for the men who pay and those women for whom it is paid.
Deeply influenced by Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement, artist David Koloane, who died on 30 June 2019, believed that artists have a right to define their own work.
Johnny Clegg was a prophet, even if the ideal future he prophesied has not yet come to pass.
Pan-African festival marked the emergence of a post-imperial world
The story of Asameni and Christiansborg Castle’s keys reveals the complexities of decisions taken during the transatlantic slave trade.
Leadership is a major constraint to the development of Africa's most popular sport.
We are, as Snyder is urgently reminding us, perilously close to the edge of the fascist cliff
Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.
The nervous Egyptian state hopes that fan-instigated stadium riots will not occur during the Afcon, following a clampdown on some fans.
Musician Ndikho Xaba rejected boundaries. He lived and played what he believed -- uncompromisingly
The politics of Jonas Gwangwa's music have stayed constant over the years, and are also apparent in the eight albums he has released in South Africa since returning from 30 years of exile.
The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
The Timol ruling will not only have implications for crimes under apartheid, but also put the focus on torture within the South African Police Service.
On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
Akufo-Addo's intervention marks a continuing move by African political leaders to use football to advance or affirm political situations.