Led by the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa is becoming something of a home for contemporary art from across the continent and the African diaspora. Joining it are another Joburg fair, as well as a Cape Town outing and a permanent gallery.
Joan Brickhill, grande dame of South African theatre, has taken her final bow. After a lifetime in the spotlight, the all-singing, all-dancing, all-razzmatazz actress has gone on to the great stage in the sky. She shall be missed; they just don't make 'em like that anymore.
The Museum of African Design is an innovative creation in downtown Joburg that is championing a new model. A gallery without a permanent collection, it "allows an institution that's interested in the contemporary to stay contemporary".
The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.
A Cape ganglands coming-of-age thriller 'Four Corners', directed by South African director Ian Gabriel, is being touted as a serious contender in the best foreign language category for the 2014 Oscars. Filmed on the Cape Flats using members of the community as well as professional actors, the film has been selected as the official South African submission at the 86th Academy Awards.