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For art’s sake

For art’s sake

Ashraf Johaardien nurtures multiple passions, and has been associated with several major South African arts and culture organisations over the last two decades. He is currently the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) and a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria.

Joburg Theatre
The power of silence in protests

The power of silence in protests

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. In an article in The Guardian on Friday 20 June 2014, theatre writer Jack Klaff wrote about the enduring power of South African protest theatre that ‘roared around the world, bringing pressure

Market Theatre Florence
Dead White Woman Walking… From the Johannesburg Art Gallery to the Market Theatre

Dead White Woman Walking… From the Johannesburg Art Gallery to the Market Theatre

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. With a proud reputation as South Africa’s home of protest theatre and artistic work that has been celebratory of South Africa’s political liberation icons, it is quite surprising to find the wife

Artlooks & Artlines
A little bit of history

A little bit of history

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. I am often reminded that I have an obsession with historical anniversaries. It’s quite strange because during my school years I considered history to be taught in an

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