Arts The deep African science of Smiles Makama – The Mail & GuardianThe eSwatini maestro who plays the smilerphone is making a comeback after years spent in Amsterdam Mac McKenzie still settling a few scores – The Mail & GuardianFor decades, the diverse musician has been at the cutting edge of music in South Africa, and he is still there, pushing the boundaries. Jonker’s poetry set to music – The Mail & Guardian“Jonker was immortalised by Nelson Mandela in 1994 when he read her poem Die Kind at his inauguration” ‘Scars’ brings Syd Kitchen’s voice to life – The Mail & GuardianThe other question that kept springing to mind as I read Scars was: “Did Syd write this? If so, when and how?” International awards for local director – The Mail & GuardianPretoria born Rudolf Buitendach has filmed all over the work finding much acclaim for his gritty work. Our artistic herri-tage online – The Mail & GuardianThe viewer is in total control when navigating a website named after Herri the Strandloper, a soundmine of narratives and ideas Capers of a cheeky jazzman – The Mail & GuardianBalancing the horn with the DJ set from Hillbrow to Ibiza, George Sax is a master of mixology From heavy metal cowboys to fertile erections – The Mail & GuardianFollowing on four years of The Maun Carnival, The Maun Festival has expanded to include more art forms and the standard of music presented. Opinion Rich one, poor one – Thought LeaderAfter a year of immense change, the divide between the haves and the have nots remains frustratingly the same What’s cooking on the cannabis calendar – Thought LeaderWith the right legislation, the plant could financially benefit the average South African Cop killer or political prisoner? – The Mail & GuardianRegarded as a hero by some and a criminal by others, the story of Leonard Peltier is one that goes deep into issues of identity, culture and freedom Deep listening will serve us better than building walls – The Mail & GuardianTo stand a chance of fixing our planet, we need a seismic cultural and spiritual transformation Sizeism does matter if you don’t measure up to popular notions of the ‘ideal’ height – The Mail & GuardianToo short, if you’re a man; too tall, if you’re a woman — no one mentions size when it comes to talk about discrimination of all kinds. Being kinky is the new normal – The Mail & GuardianHappy kinksters do not have a mental disorder – but unhappy kinksters do. My dad was robbed of a dignified death – The Mail & GuardianBattle lines are being drawn as the emotive issue of assisted dying returns to the courts this year. Get roasted in a boere machine – The Mail & GuardianAt 238° in a stream of hot air the roastmeister of the Magaliesberg toasts the perfect coffee beans. How does your mo’ grow? – The Mail & GuardianDerek Davey has been amazed by the reactions he’s gotten to his small social experiment of growing a moustache. Wake up, South Africa: Winter is coming – The Mail & GuardianPeople should not be drawing together just out of fear but to fight against real threats to their future. Been there, seen it, believe it – The Mail & GuardianIt could have been the ketamine but, as Anonymous writes, he was won over after an extraordinary vision. TECHNICAL/COMMERCIAL Cash grants help Lesotho’s poorest – The Mail & GuardianOrphaned and poor children are getting registered and into schools Riding an ancient BMW – The Mail & GuardianGetting an old bike running to something approaching modern standards can turn into quite a saga New energy mix on the cards – The Mail & GuardianREI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities; it’s implementation has been delayed by Eskom and unionsTags:book reviewshttps://mg.co.za/music writerSouth African editorSouth African journalist Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.