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BASA Graduates of the Arts Entrepreneurship Programme 2022
Meet the BASA Debut Graduates

Meet the BASA Debut Graduates

The power of ‘being within’ – heard and seen, making a positive contribution to the creative economy and their communities; these are the rewards and responsibilities of the graduates of the three-year BASA Debut Programme. The 24 graduates were recently celebrated in a ceremony they

Sibongakonke Mama 2022 Distell National Playwright Competition winner
‘I’d say try, and keep trying’ | Q&A with award-winning playwright Sibongakonke Mama

‘I’d say try, and keep trying’ | Q&A with award-winning playwright Sibongakonke Mama

A meditation on ‘dis-ease, disease and alienation’ is how Sibongakonke Mama has described her award-winning script, Ibuhlungu le ndawo. The Johannesburg-based journalist and writer was recently announced as the overall winner of the 2022 Distell National Playwright Competition. Having studied Journalism and, later, Creative Writing

Cape Town Opera Alcina Artscape
Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School join forces to present ‘Alcina’ at Artscape

Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School join forces to present ‘Alcina’ at Artscape

After Cape Town Opera’s recent sold-out season of L’elisir d’amore, the company’s next highly anticipated production will be George Frideric Handel’s Alcina, taking place at the Artscape Theatre this November. A collaboration between Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School, the sublime, fantastical opera is guest-directed by one

Rucera Seethal interview National Arts Festival 2022
‘We’re all ready for a live, physically shared experience’ | In conversation with the NAF’s Rucera Seethal

‘We’re all ready for a live, physically shared experience’ | In conversation with the NAF’s Rucera Seethal

UPDATE: The National Arts Festival is back to 100% capacity thanks to the removal of Covid-19 restrictions. More tickets are therefore on sale for the big shows you’ve been asking for. Later this month, the 2022 National Arts Festival (NAF) will once again open itself

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