Although American preacher John G Lake left South Africa in 1913, many shiny-suited pastors are keeping his religious tactics alive today.
Government support for the arts, culture and heritage is important even in tough economic conditions.
Contrary to the colonial view, Bushmen of southern Africa had a complex and meaningful practice of dress.
A progressive Afrikaans newspaper will be relaunched soon. But Vrye Weekblad can't trade on its history alone. It will need to consider the challenges of the present and the future.
A Kenyan film director sued her country's film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.
Songstress Dorothy Masuku once told South Africa's public broadcaster that music was like breathing for her.
Prosperity gospel in South Africa is in the news for all the wrong reasons. But for its followers, it's not a con, just a different approach to God.
A British Conservative MP has brought concentration camps during the South African War back into the spotlight.
Leathermen expose the myth of hypermasculinity by refusing the violence and aggression which is normally attached to it.
Leaders go in and out of fashion, making statues built in their memory a tricky issue.
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria's failings.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
Realism and addressing pressing contemporary South African societal issues have been the focus of local opera since 1995.
Making sport accessible to ordinary people can be achieved if communities take control of their organisations.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
Proverbs are generally regarded as repositories of folk wisdom and are used widely in African settings.
Oliver Mtukudzi has left the world his greatest prized possession -- the gift of song.
Hugh Lewin is best known for two books that arose from his early involvement in the anti-apartheid underground.
Controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.