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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...
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...
Reynold Agge founder of ASA Magazine

Rey, the fire-maker behind ASA

ASA is the culmination of the vision of one man. And that man is Rey, entrepreneur extraordinaire. Hailing from Edo State, Nigeria, Rey, an enigma to be honest, is reticent to reveal too much inside info about himself, but rather wants to talk about ASA. “ASA (which means “culture” in...
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...
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...
Seabelo Senatla Glory Wine
How did you go from winger to wine? Living in Stellenbosch meant I was right in the heart of the South African wine industry. I was always visiting wine estates in the area, and this sparked my interest in wine. I tasted plenty of good wine - developed my palate...
Author Sue Nyathi
Sue Nyathi’s most recent novel A Family Affair was released in October 2020 and is already in its second print run, which in South Africa is really phenomenal.  Sue describes herself as a writer by passion and an investment analyst by profession. Since her successful debut novel The Polygamist,...
Lwazi
Average read time: 5 minutes. Talking over Zoom less than a week since he touched down from Tokyo, I’m relieved to find that 26-year-old Lwazi, despite his great success as an athlete, is humble, down to earth, talkative, intelligent and just an all-round great guy. Tell us about your journey on...
ASA at Italy Day 2023
As ASA Magazine were honoured to be invited to the Italian National Day celebration, held at the Italian government-owned mansion in Bishopscourt, Cape Town. Rain may have fallen this past Sunday, but it merely provided a backdrop to the vibrant conviviality within the mansion's walls, lit up by Italian...
Stephan van Eerden
Average reading time: 6 minutes. ASA embodies self-expression, design, and art. Recognising creatives as the pivotal essence of 21st-century culture. The Art Of Collaboration extended their hands and collaborated further with Bubbles and Bliss to raise funds for the Stellcare project. It was an honour to be invited. Bubbles & Bliss...

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