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Sipho Hotstix Mabuse: a South African legend whose music spans generations

Drummer, saxophonist, composer, activist – and anthropology student – Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse has turned 70. If you wanted a guidebook to the distinctive character of the South African jazz scene, Mabuse’s 50-year career offers one. South African jazz occupies a landscape that is rarely elitist, never haughtily insulated from popula...

By Gwen Ansell about 1 month ago


On Tuesday 5 October 2021, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) noted an article titled “Mbuli slams Ramaphosa regarding artists’ plight”, where Mr Mzwakhe Mbuli alleges amongst other things, that the Government does not care about the plight of artists, that artists are being defrauded. Mr Mbuli further goes on to accuse t...

By Department of Sports, Arts & Culture about 2 months ago

44th World Heritage Committee Session Urged To Decide In Favour Of Countries That Experienced Colonial Rule And Oppression.

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, participated in the 44th World Heritage Session where he re-affirmed the need for heritage sites to be representative of African interest, in particular, nations that have been on the receiving end of atrocities, under colonial rule. The inscription of such sites on the UNESCO World ...

By Phumzile Mavimbela 4 months ago

Nigeria isn’t ready to legalise marijuana: a scientist’s view

The plant, Cannabis sativa, or Cannabis indica, contains several phytochemicals – cannabinoids – with a variety of pharmacological actions. Its multiple effects are the reason some people use marijuana and also the reason others feel it should not be legalised. While it gives some a pleasurable effect, the active doses also have seve...

By Sunday Olakunle Idowu 6 months ago

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