Percy Mabandu revives 1968 Yakhal'inkomo in new book

Percy Mabandu's book, Yakhal'inkomo: Portrait of a Jazz Classic, explores the significance of jazz in South Africa's history and politics through the years.

The title, taken from 1968 saxophonist and composer Winston Mankunku Ngozi, captures the struggle of black people living in apartheid South Africa.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to author and writer, Percy Mabandu, about his recent project.

Award-winning Mabandu weaves the music and artwork that shaped black life, culture and politics of the time.

Listen to the conversation below:

The music is able to express things about the human condition that only music can in a way that language cannot say.

Percy Mabandu, author

We have a responsibility to tell our own story. We receive this heritage and connect with history to chart our own story.

Percy Mabandu, author
Read More
Sexual and romantic relationships between staff and students off limits at Wits

Sexual and romantic relationships between staff and students off limits at Wits

The university has formulated the banning policy to curtail possible abuse of power by lecturers against students.

Researchers link childhood hunger and violence

Researchers link childhood hunger and violence

Dr Tracey Ledger believes that hunger is a contributing factor to poor impulse control fuelling violence and crime in later life.

Braai etiquette? Yes, there are do's and don'ts for that as well

Braai etiquette? Yes, there are do's and don'ts for that as well

Make sure you don't leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth at any social gatherings over the festive season.

HIV self-testing in the privacy of your home

HIV self-testing in the privacy of your home

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes HIV self-testing will improve healthcare service accessibility to a wider population.

A night of sizzling hits and dance with Vusi Mahlasela's Soul Shine Night

A night of sizzling hits and dance with Vusi Mahlasela's Soul Shine Night

The world renowned singer says it's important for African people to express their spriritual identity through music.

Survey finds men abused as kids are 5 times more likely to become violent adults

Survey finds men abused as kids are 5 times more likely to become violent adults

More than 85% of the men who participated in the survey had experienced violence or neglect during their early childhood years