5 South African Ceramicists You Should Know

Whether intended for function or form, ceramic art is one of the most versatile creative genres where the possibilities are almost endless. South Africa is absolutely bursting with creative talent and the world of ceramic art is no exception. Join us as we take a closer look at 5...

5 Instances of Controversial Art In South Africa

The Art of Controversy in South Africa There is more to South African art than ancient rock paintings, colourful Ndebele geometry, and watercolours of leopards in the bushveld. The arts were a powerful tool of protest before, during, and after the Apartheid era, and are no stranger to controversy....

Remembering the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 Concert

South Africa was set abuzz on August 21st when it was announced that international superstars would be heading to the country in order to perform at the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 music festival. Besides international superstars, the line-up was also jam-packed with African artists and on December 2nd, thousands...

The Top 10 Must-See African Attractions

Made up of 52 countries and 2 countries which are still under dispute, Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world. Featuring a diverse collection of cultures and heritages, Africa is a fascinating place to visit with plenty of must-see attractions. Here are the...

Top African UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO, the abbreviated version of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, has selected 135 World Heritage Sites in Africa across 37 countries. The first African sites were inscribed in 1978 during the list’s conception when the Island of Gorée of Senegal and the Rock-Hewn Churches were selected....

Africa’s Most Beautiful Towns and Cities

When mentioning Africa, the first thing that springs to mind are images of incredible wildlife, breathtakingly beautiful savannahs, and stark desert plains, but the truth is that the African continent is so much more than that. Made up of an unbelievably diverse assortment of cultures, Africa has faced many...

Top South African Sculptors

Sculpture is a visual art that has three dimensions and involves carving, which is removal of materials and modelling, which is the addition of materials. Sculptors use various substances such as stone, metal, wood, ceramics and these days virtually any material can be sculpted with....

Best South African Books

South Africa has produced many authors who have written books that cover a wide range of topics. These are books that are a must read for any avid bookworm out there....

The Best South African Films

Over the years, South Africa has produced many excellent films with award winning performances. Many of them have been nominated for international awards. We’ve rounded up some of the best so you can give them a watch too. District 9 Written by Neil Blomkamp and released in 2009, District...