Members of the Keiskamma Art Project experiment with needlework to narrate pertinent histories, moments of communal grief and of vitality.
Humanity’s Origins Got Pushed a Million Years Back
A new technique developed by scientists found that the earliest human fossils in South Africa are much older than we thought.
Auction of Key to Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Stirs Controversy
This month, Guernsey’s will hold an online auction of memorabilia related to South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
Good Madam Is a South African Horror Film Haunted by Whiteness
Jenna Cato Bass’s film is a reckoning both for her and all the clueless white children who never thought about the Black women who served them.
The World’s Oldest Home Unearthed in South Africa
The findings at Wonderwerk Cave are huge for paleoanthropology, which seeks to understand human evolution.
Cape Town Fire Decimates Invaluable Archives of African History
The university’s African film collection, one of the largest in the world, has been lost to the fire.
Embodying a Queer, Pan-Africanist Approach to Spirituality
With Hybrid Spirit, Adejoke Tugbiyele proposes a visual language that explores the intimate connections between queerness, Indigenous African spirituality, and feminism.
Queer Art Workers Reflect: Tšhegofatšo Mabaso Is Spending Pride Month “Deep in the Archive”
LGBTQ Pride month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer art worker and asking them to reflect on what this moment means to them.
In South Africa, Activists Campaign to Remove Artwork by Convicted Murderer of a Sex Worker
In a public gesture of solidarity, artist Candice Breitz asked that her video installation, on view in a separate exhibition at the same art center, be removed and replaced by a #SayHerName sign.
The Understudied History of Enslaved Women in Colonial Cape Town
At the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town, an exhibition gives voice to a group of women whose lives were written out of history because they were considered too marginal to bother with.
Figural Sculptures That Weave an Enigmatic Story of Disassociation and Isolation
Claudette Schreuders’s most recent show at Jack Shainman gallery, In the Bedroom is perhaps both her most revealing and most enigmatic body of work to date.
Photography’s Role in Shaping South Africa’s History and Contemporary Culture
The head of Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop and an artist who studied there discuss the medium’s impact on how South Africans remember their pasts and picture their futures.