Shwabada: Documenting the lost legacy of one of South Africa’s most treasured musicians

Directed by Nhlanhla Masondo, Shwabada: a film on the music of Ndikho Xaba is perhaps one of the most important music documentaries to come out of the country in a long time. The film details the life and musical history of the exiled South African jazz musician through intimately framed interviews, sourced footage and images, […]

Youth Art Massif gives teens a head start into the art world

Network creates own art opportunities

Artists will have to face up to and challenge the prevailing power structure, by raising the levels of consciousness, by expanding the boundaries of visual and conceptual experience. This is one function of the creative imagination, amongst others, and in this lies a unique power.

Arts Activist Dikobe waMogale Martins
- 1982 Culture and Resistance Festival Botswana

The arts section is joining up with Ja. Magazine, an online platform that collects, curates and celebrates the work of local creatives, with a handmade twist. Together with Ja. Magazine, The Journalist Arts page will bring you interviews, reviews and profiles from arts and music festivals around the country. We bring you interviews with upcoming legends and community artists while providing history and context. We do this by celebrating the unique power of the talented men and women who have strengthened the creative fabric of our society through the ages.