Keorapetse Kgositsile was made South Africa’s national poet laureate in 2006, the only person to have been given the honour.
Two of South Africa's finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
It took ages for one of African jazz's hidden masterpieces to be reissued. Still today, four decades later, 1976's 'African Songbird' tells volumes about the politics of the time.