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King Kong the Musical 1959 -1961

King Kong: An African Jazz, was the first all- Black South African musical which opened in 2 February 1959... read more
Kwaito
This genre of music started emerging in the 1990s. It is a mixture of a number of different rhythms from marabi of the ..read more
National Newspapers and News Sites
National Newspapers and News Sites: Independent Online - Union of several South African newspapers such as Cape Argus ..read more
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Afrapix
An Introduction - the South African anti apartheid Documentary Photography Collective in the 1980s. Afrapix, a ..read more
Women in African Literature: Writing and Representation
Africa has produced a number of female authors who were, and still are, able to assert themselves as writers, both on a ..read more
Drum Magazine
The establishment of Drum Magazine in the 1950s, notwithstanding the newly-elected Nationalist Party’s policy of ..read more
Origins of major world religions reflected in SA
Religion is an important part of millions of people's lives across the world. Thousands of African people are ..read more
Tswana
(seTswana [language], baTswana [people]) The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, ..read more
National Heritage Day
Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to ..read more
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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks
Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the ..read more
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Towards a people’s culture, Art and Resistance under apartheid
Art in the state of siege The Sharpeville Massacre was one of the most important turning points in the history of ..read more
Africanist News and Views (1968-1973)
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan- ..read more
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South Africa and the Olympic Games
Background What is today referred to as the “Ancient Olympic Games”, was a sports festival celebrated in ..read more
The 2nd and final Johannesburg Biennale contested at home
Bookmarked by Dan Cameron in Art Forum as “what may turn out to be the most important exhibition of the 1990s ..read more
Nobel Prizes and South African Laureates
..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. Winning a Nobel Prize ..read more
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KwaMsiza - A Ndebele village
KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and ..read more

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