Music is best experienced live, says veteran South African blues guitarist Dan Patlansky, whose "raw, open expanse of sound" will be on stage to support American rocker Bruce Springsteen in front of 80 000 fans at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium this weekend.
An African Union Human Rights Memorial is mooted for the AU's headquarters, on the site of the notorious Alem Bekagn prison in Addis Ababa. It will serve as a symbol of the collective commitment of African citizens and states to renounce complicity or indifference in the face of threats to fundamental human rights anywhere in Africa, according to delegates at a dialogue in Joburg.
The unusual Ponte City that towers over Hillbrow has had a chequered history. Once home to the elite hip white city folk, it fell into disrepair. It became a vertical slum, notorious for its crime-infested corridors. But it has been given a new lease of life, and is an example of workable urban regeneration.
Zulu warriors inflicted the first defeat by a tribal army on a British force at Isandlwana 135 years ago. In return, the British unleashed their fury in the Anglo-Zulu War. It ended with subjugation and, eventually, the destruction of the Zulu Kingdom's economy and society.
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.