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Thoka surges ahead with photorealism in new exhibition

Thoka surges ahead with photorealism in new exhibition

Contemporary photographer and visual artist Lebo Thoka is one of the emerging talents who have been grabbing art collectors’ attention in the past two years.

Anele spreads wings to be 'flyest' TV presenter in world

Anele Zondo plans to be the flyest presenter in the world and she’s on track with three current presenting gigs.

Sheriff engages Abahlali base NAC to understand their grievances

A  North Gauteng High Court sheriff in Johannesburg has engaged artists and creatives sitting-in at the National Arts Council (NAC) offices in Newtown, Johannesburg, instead of implementing the eviction order.

Multi-talented artist Cele is exemplary to his pupils

Soweto primary school teacher and musician Vusumuzi Cele is leading by example to his learners.

How Thuli Phongolo shook off Generations setback

Thuli Phongolo thought her acting dreams were being cut short when the “Generations 16” was axed in September 2014, but a higher power had bigger plans for her.

'I'm a mother of two living in a world filled with bullies'

"Forgive me for not being the celebrity that you think I should be. I am the mother I want to be," the 'Idols SA' judge said.

It's no joke, Skhumba lands Kaya FM breakfast show

There is more to comedian Skhumba Hlophe than making jokes, and he promises that headlining Kaya FM’s new breakfast show with radio veteran Thomas Msengana will serve as testament.

March to prevent SABC plan to move Ikwekwezi to Joburg

A group of Ndebele language and cultural organisations are marching to the SABC and department of communications offices today against the relocation of Ikwekwezi FM from Pretoria to Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

Folotsi-Ratselane back on air after remarkable recovery

Lesedi FM current affairs broadcaster Dimakatso Folotsi-Ratselane has made a triumphant return on-air after she survived being stabbed multiple times allegedly by her husband McKenzie Ratselane in February.

Presidential thumbs up for Vax Live: The concert to reunite the world

President Cyril Ramaphosa has thrown his weight behind the Global Citizen's latest concert initiative, Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.

Black Coffee denies assaulting estranged actress wife

DJ Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has denied allegations by his estranged wife Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa that he assaulted her.

Camping artists brace for eviction 'plan' from NAC offices

The situation is calm at the  National Arts Council (NAC) offices in Newtown, Johannesburg, as the group staging a sit-in waits to see whether they will be forcefully removed on Tuesday or not. The group has been at the offices for 42 days. The group that is now known as Abahlali base NAC told SowetanLIVE that it was ready for the eviction.

There is a plot to kill me, arts council member claims

National Arts Council (NAC) board member and record label owner Dr Sipho Sithole has laid a complaint of intimidation with the police after he claims to have been told that people were plotting to kill him.

A queen’s farewell: Noxolo Grootboom’s last bulletin drew in 3.8 million viewers

A total of 3,832,686 people tuned in to hear Noxolo say "Ndi nithanda nonke emakhaya" one last time.

Arts activists vow to continue sit-in despite court order

The group of artists and creatives staging a sit-in at National Arts Council (NAC) offices in Newtown, Johannesburg, has vowed to continue with staying there until their demands are met despite an order that they must vacate the premises.

Portrait of an artist and her craft

Crafter Yoliswa Mbobisa could have spent the night in the streets of Johannesburg on March 3 after being kicked out for failing to pay rent but was saved by creatives sitting-in at the National Arts Council (NAC) offices in Newtown, Johannesburg.

'Idols SA' star Mthokozisi Ndaba shows off four-month-old son K'sakhanya

Idols SA runner up Mthokozisi Ndaba loves being a dad and recently gushed over how, after losing two children, God has restored what was taken from him.

Music and acting worlds react to death of rapper DMX

American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday at age 50.

Artists staging sit-in at National Arts Council vow to defy court order

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered the group of artists and creatives who have been staging a sit-in at the National Arts Council offices in Newtown, Johannesburg, to vacate the premises.

DJ Sbu Leope's new Homegrown Radio goes live online

DJ Sbu Leope and his team have launched another online radio station called Homegrown Radio in an effort to open up the radio broadcasting industry.

Nhlapo uses isipantsula to tell black people's story of colonialism

Theatre maker, director, choreographer and performer Mduduzi Nhlapo continues to examine spiritual socio-political content and pursuing an avant-garde theatre aesthetic in his latest work Magnificent 7 – The Invasion.

Sebina stars align as smash hit changes her life

Mpho Sebina is the name on almost all amapiano fans’ playlists all thanks to Major League DJz’s smash hit Dinaledi.

TNS living his dream with second album

House music producer and vocalist TNS says becoming a father for the first time changed how he sees things in life.

Scorpion Kings say Tresor's sound is perfect for amapiano

DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, under their moniker Scorpion Kings, are hoping to grow the amapiano sound across Africa with their latest joint album venture with Congolese-born Afro-pop maverick Tresor.

Lamiez's hustle finally pays off

Lamiez Holworthy’s addition to the new line-up at Metro FM is a dream come true which has been 11 years in the making.

Artists want independent audit of NAC's handling of Covid-19 funds

The group of artists and creatives staging a sit-in at the National Arts Council offices in Newtown has rejected a recommendation to have the department of sports, arts & culture heading the forensic audit

Kuwamba festival to honour theatre doyenne Lepere

Respected playwright Refiloe Lepere will take centre stage at this year’s live edition of the Kuwamba Women’s Theatre Festival, which kicks off on Thursday and runs until Sunday at the TX Theatre in Tembisa.

Makhafula Vilakazi's new poetry album Concerning Blacks will take you through a range of emotions

Writing for, about and to black people is a complex task Matodzi Gift Ramashia, who goes by the name Makhafula Vilakazi (the title of one of his poems), has accomplished and exceeded at.

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