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Tupac Shakur. When I'm Free Exhibit
Average read time: 5 minutes. Delving into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art, the exhibit educates and enlightens attendees through a labyrinth of emotions, as they take this journey through his extraordinary life. A testimony to his mother  Years before her death in 2016, Shakur’s mother, political activist...
aisang K Noge as Naledi in The Wife S2

ASA’s Culture roundup

Average read time: 5 minutes. Must read  If you want to see what all the fuss is about, then you must get a copy, or download it on your kindle of South African author, Damon Galgut’s The Promise. His most directly political story yet, it took home the prestigious Booker Prize...
Artist Samurai-Faria in his studio
Considering lockdown, the economic fallout, the levels of stress, anxiety, collective trauma and uncertainty about the Pandemic, and exacerbation of all existing issues, health and otherwise, the fallout has been significant. Depression has increased dramatically, and the latest studies show that over one-third of all South Africans have mental...
Senzo Shabangu The Importance of Art in the times of Crisis , 2021 Acrylic and charcoal on paper

Super Senzo Shabangu

How did your love for art begin? From a young age, I remember myself always drawing on the ground in my home’s yard, and making molds of clay cows, but my love for art grew further in grade 6 because of my English teacher who realised that as a rural...
In her latest novel, Critical But Stable, celebrated author Angela Makholwa delves into the realities of those who hide behind a perfect facade. Set in the world of an exclusive social club where “Keeping up with Khumalos” is do or die, this page-turner proves why Makholwa has garnered such...