Author Archives: Alexander Matthews

Scary and sublime: Adventures in the silence of the Tankwa and Richtersveld

Exploring these silent, arid empty places is both an exquisite journey and a sometimes terrifying one.

Exploring Mackinstosh’s Glasgow

On the trail of an Art Nouveau architecture genius in Scotland.

Cape Town’s art scene is blowing up

From the hottest artists to must-visit galleries, here’s what you need to know.

Lessons from a Nobel Laureate​: the late Nadine Gordimer on South Africa’s turmoil

A chat with the late Nadine Gordimer in which she discussed her last novel, banned books and her life’s big regret.

A city farm inspiring food for thought

Oranjezicht City Farm is an urban oasis bringing a community together and making Capetonians question their relationship with food.

Michael Stevenson on an extraordinary chapter in South African art

In conversation with the gallerist who has helped put South African art on the map.

Zanele Muholi: Speaking back to hate

“I’ve never produced a picture for fun,” says Zanele Muholi. “I’ve only ever produced photographs to speak on or against something. I need to conscientize people.”