ART AND CULTURE STORIES

15/4/2014

Emotional send off for legendary Sudanese poet

End of an era as Mahjoub Sharif dies at 66

full story

Chiwetel Ejiofor's post Oscars plans are low-budgetBy VINCENT DOWD | Monday, April 14  2014 at  15:31

Ejiofor and Thandie Newton attended the UK premiere for Half of a Yellow Sun in Streatham, South London. PHOTO | BBC. |

Why actor won't abandon theatre for big Hollywood pay-cheques

full story

Zambia launches Kaunda's photo exhibition as he turns 90By MICHAEL CHAWE in Lusaka | Saturday, April 12  2014 at  16:39

Zambia's First President Kenneth Kaunda. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP |

KK's birthday coincides with the country's golden jubilee

full story

Ghanaian filmmaker ventures into the world of 'Big Men'By AFP | Friday, April 11  2014 at  16:56

A file photo taken on December 1, 2012 shows an oil rig in Sekondi waters, Ghana. In Big men, filmmaker Rachel Boynton depicts the dynamics of oil production in west Africa. PHOTO | FILE. |

Rare insight into the ugly backside of oil production in west Africa

full story

Lupita Nyong'o gets Lancome deal after her winning roleBy BBC | Friday, April 4  2014 at  17:21

Lupita Nyong'o gets Lancome deal after Oscar-winning role. PHOTO | BBC. |

The Kenyan actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress

full story

Angolan movie financier bids for 85 works by Joan MiroBy AFP | Thursday, April 3  2014 at  14:50

Rui Costa Reis, an Angolan tycoon has offered $60 million for the collection held by THE Portuguese government. PHOTO | AFP. |

Rui Costa Reis has offered $60 million for the collection

full story

Soweto throws up latest a capella sensationBy AFP | Thursday, March 27  2014 at  11:12

The trio of Luphindo Ngxanga, Buhle Mda and Ntsika Ngxanga intend to take the upcoming Cape Town Jazz Festival by storm |

'The Soil' are blazing the trail set by compatriots 'Ladysmith Black Mambazo'

full story

Mandela achieved few of his big feats solo By DANA APRIL SEIDENBERG | Monday, March 24  2014 at  13:48

Right: Ruth First speaking at Trafalgar Square in central London. Courtesy of UWC Robben Island Mayibuye Archive. Left: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid by Alan Wieder (2013), with foreword by Nadine Gordimer. |

The story of the people around Madiba

full story