Formal music training and classical music was at one time in South Africa viewed as the domain of the elite, but in recent years a number of organisations have worked to tap into the wealth of musical talent in South African communities. Acosa is one of them.
• SA youth orchestra set to wow Europe
The 2012 Arts & Culture Trust ImpACT awards celebrated fresh talent, and also honoured four veterans of the local arts community – Welcome Msomi, Nadine Gordimer, Jonas Gwangwa and Andrew Verster – with lifetime achievement awards.
• JM Coetzee archive heads to US
The use of smart technology is the latest approach being used to combat rhino poaching. Arms company Denel has committed to the cause, as has a pair of social entrepreneurs who are putting the power in the hands of the owners of smart devices.
• A legacy for the African rhino