Arts and culture

Crumbs: award-winning African sci-fi film now online

The award-winning Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Crumbs, which has earned cult film status among critics and movie-lovers around the world, has finally been released online.

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South African art part of the David Bowie collection

The impressive art collection of the late musician, songwriter, writer and actor David Bowie was auctioned in London in November 2016. It featured art by several South African and African artists alongside works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach.

Art show highlights Africa-America connection

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, an exhibition titled Africans in America explores the dynamics of cultural exchange between Africa and the United States. The exhibition runs until 17 December 2016.

Remembering Mama Africa: 10 classic Miriam Makeba moments

Celebrating the life and music of Miriam Makeba on the anniversary of her death on 9 November, here are 10 songs that perfectly embody her African spirit.

Mandela's Gun: The story of the first weapon against apartheid

Mandela's Gun, a new South African film, tells the story of the weapon that became a symbol for the armed struggle against apartheid.

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