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by Meghan Daniels / 30.07.2015 / Entering Jamie-Lee’s Ma’s house is like stepping into a nostalgic time warp. Memories of a time when we read the ‘Did You Know’ facts on Chappies wrappers, whistled lousy tunes through Push Pops and wore threadbare Tomy Takkies…
29.07.2015 / Sage Francis, one of the greatest voices of our generation, is back in Durban. He was here in 2011 and made the song ‘Ubuntu’ which later appeared on the Sick to D(eat)h mix tape. Give it a listen, and come support his show on Friday. Jozi and Cape Town dates also announced!
24.07.2015 / Kif. Check out the dope video of the inaugural Zakifo Music Festival held in Durban last month… featuring bands and fans rocking out to Nathalie Natiembe’s anthem ‘BonBon Zetwal’.
by Mahala Scribes / 23.07.2015 / Street Scene is a pioneering Durban-based tours and events company that prides itself in being in tune with the very heartbeat of the city, its people and heritage. Tomy Takkies hooked them up with some fresh kicks in support of their journey off the beaten track…
by Mahala Scribes / 22.07.2015 / The moving documentary, They Will Have To Kill Us First, about the ban on music in northern Mali had its African premier at the Durban International Film Festival… Check out the mixtape of the artists featured on the film’s killer soundtrack scored by Nick Zinner. Viva!
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AYANDA | DIFF

by Samora Chapman / 17.07.2015
The opening night of the Durban International Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year for our freaky seaside town. It’s kind-of a big deal. So you can
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DIFF HITS DURBS!

by Mahala Scribes / 16.07.2015
The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) opens tonight and will be blowing up the beach-city's bioscopes for the next 10 days. Get your programme, peep some previews and pass
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PILLARS OF POISON CITY

by Robyn Perros / 15.07.2015
Raheem Kemet is one of the many legends Durban has watched grow from its cultural cracks. He's an emcee, a singer, poet, beatboxer and a walking canvas depicting Durban's conscious
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WE’RE ALL SNOWFLAKES | CALI DREAMING PT II

by Samora Chapman / 06.07.2015
Mark Middlewick is not enamoured by all the flash-money of the film industry. He cares about his art form and his vision above all, and his track record proves it.
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BACK TO THE BEACH

by Mahala Scribes / 06.07.2015
"There's something strangely incongruous about meeting up with a pop musician in a doctor's room..." Kyle Deutsch – musician and chiropractor – has just released the video for the chart-topping,
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LAST SUNDAY | VENICE BEACH

by Samora Chapman / 05.07.2015
Last Sunday – Venice Beach to Santa Monica, Los Angeles.
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MIND THE ART

by George Kirkinis / Images by Laura McCullagh & Teigue Blokpoel / 03.07.2015
"Take the art down off the gallery wall, dust it off, and place it where it was always meant to hang: in your mind..." Thought provoking impressions by George Kirkinis
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SIPHO MPONGO | PHOTOGRAPHER TO WATCH

by Mahala Scribes / 01.07.2015
"I am a young black South African trying to understand my country and myself… The pictures I produce are a way of liberating myself and people around me.” Meet Sipho
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING

by Samora Chapman / 30.06.2015
Planet Hollywood is the centre of the universe. Well, that’s what people here believe anyway. The funny thing is, just about everyone in the world has been here – not
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NDEBELE ART LIVES ON

by Morrel Shilenge / 29.06.2015
Esther ‘Gogo' Mahlangu is believed to be the most important Ndebele artist working today. From painting walls with feathers and twigs in Mabhoko Village to doing a paint job on
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