Welcome to the Youth Month issue of Creative Feel magazine. In our June 2019 issue, we celebrate successful young South African talent with Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa, who is uncovering an innovative and creative future for fashion. Creative energies collide at the 2019 Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Makhanda, there’s something for everyone at Vrystaat Arts Festival, and Sempre Opera returns to Joburg Theatre. We illuminate the power of storytelling with Gregory Maqoma’s Exit/Exist, discover the living language of photography with Market Photo Workshop and recognise the Market Theatre Laboratory’s 30 years of exceptional theatrical training. Norval Foundation hosts the first survey of William Kentridge’s sculptures and we look into Reatile Moalusi’s latest solo exhibition Molelo Wa Badimo, which is centred around an appreciation and celebration of individuality. We take a look at the liberation struggle narratives in South Africa, with a focus on museums, memorials and monuments, we look back at the Department of Arts and Culture’s calendar of activities for Africa Month, and celebrate 20 Years of MTN’s support for arts and culture development. The NAC advises artists that being business savvy doesn’t mean selling out.