Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.
Ivan Vladislavić, the writer and editor, has won the Yale University Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. The cash it brings will allow him "to pursue my own work in a way that's never been possible before", says the Wits University professor.
The fiercest rivalry whenever South Africa is on a sports field always comes from Australia. Both teams wear green and gold, and both teams are always out to beat each other. With Australia being the co-hosts for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, we look back at the history of this bloodthirsty rivalry in various sports.
South African political cartoonists such as Zapiro, Brandan and Jerm have been swift in condemning the fatal terrorist attack on 12 people at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January, posting their own work protesting violence against freedom of expression and mourning the dead.
The best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.
Quixotic South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp has got his District 9 weirdness back, if the trailer for his new film Chappie – starring zef rap-rave group Die Antwoord, as well as Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver – is anything to go by.