South Africans loved to hate him, but the supremely talented and bigger-than-life spin bowler from Australia had an impact on the country that few cricketers can match.
African cricketers and administrators have paid tribute to leg-spin idol, Shane Warne who influenced many Zimbabwean, Kenyan and South African spinners. Steve Tikolo, who captained Kenya in the 2003 World Cup and former Zimbabwean limited-overs skipper Prosper Utseya also paid tribute to the legend whose name in etched in cricket folklore.
Boots Riley’s directorial debut won the Independent Spirit award and was praised by Trevor Noah as the most brainy movie since The Matrix. The Lakeith Stanfield-led dark comedy interrogates the allure of goods and images, bare life, instrumental reason, the military-tech complex and other conditions holding back the workers’ movement.
Renowned Ugandan feminist and queer rights advocate Dr. Stella Nyanzi has released her second poetry book. The racy title preempts 147 poems, ten cartoons by East Africa’s best satirists, and two essays by leading Ugandan literati involved in the liberation struggle.
Modzi Arts, which supports the creative community in a country that otherwise ignores them, showcases two artists who interrogate climate change, culture and charity in Africa.
Makeba, who would have turned 90 on 4 March 2022, was a hugely influential artist and an icon of African liberation and identity.
Countless South African musicians are where they are today because of the rapper’s big-hearted approach to the industry. His death at the age of 34 has left many reeling.
Twelve teams remain after the qualifying rounds of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations – with Nigeria no longer automatic favourites as the competition diversifies.
We mourn the death of award-winning South African rapper Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado (34), known by his stage name Riky Rick. The death of Makhado has South Africans reflecting on depression and mental health.