Ladies and gentlemen our second series of Butan Presents: The Playlist we have South Africa’s entertainment & social revolutionary Siyabonga Ngwekazi aka Scoop Makhathini, introduced to South African audience through the magazine TV show Street journal. An entertainment maverick, avid Hip-Hop fan, scholar and teacher, he is well known for his unique, unapologetic streetwear style […]

June 16 is a commemoration of the youth uprising that happened in Soweto 1976. Students from numerous schools began to protest in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. An estimated number of 700 protesters were  killed by the police. A historical moment of this day is the image below of […]

In 1963 on this day 25 May representatives of 30 African nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie. The Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) was founded at the meeting , initial aim being to encourage decolonisation of Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.   Africa Day […]

What do you get when SA’s African enriched streetwear brand gets into the minds of its affiliates and the beats they move to? Ladies and gentlemen Butan unleashes a new event curated by its affiliates titled “Butan Presents: The Playlist.” The Playlist allows Butan fans to delve into the mind of its affiliates. Who they […]

It all started back in the 1960’s when Edward Makuka Nkolosi a member of the Zambian resistance movement and founder of the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy had plans of launching a space rocket to the moon. He built his own fine designs of flight capsules and rockets to carry out […]

Our girl and #ButanFam Gigi Lamayane took a mammoth step this year and marked her name in the history books. This we call, Gigi’s year! Also this is the year we’re introduced to the #GigiGangShow. This is an event conceptualised & headlined by a female with a female headlining line up. Brilliant stuff indeed. The […]

The 1st annual Summer Send Off happening on 1 May 2019 at The Beach Rivonia, Sandton. Come let us rock one last time and bid summer goodbye in style. It is an RSVP ONLY event and we are giving away 2 Double Tickets. To Enter: 1.  Let us know what is your favourite summer song […]

The 13th annual hip hop festival, Back To The City, is upon us. 27 April in South Africa not only marks Freedom Day, since our democracy in 1994, but the celebration of hip hop at Africa’s biggest hip hop festival. With a line up that spans across two stages, the festival promises to be electric […]

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