Born in a small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Loyiso Mkize looked unlikely to take the art world by storm. Today he is celebrated as an artist of rare talent, whose work captures the identity and soul of his people.
The internet has changed the music industry — and Africa is no exception. Artists are increasingly relying on concerts to combat music piracy, and more and more people recognize that artists must be paid for their work.
Drones and satellites are helping African journalists to expose lies and shed light on underreported issues in regions that are largely inaccessible. But restrictive regulations threaten their reporting.
Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is celebrating its 10th anniversary under the title "We Don't Need Another Hero." Yvette Mutumba of the curatorial team speaks about postcolonialism and contemporary art.
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