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The top 25 creative partnerships empowering artists in South Africa

Business and arts partnerships are BASA’s ikigai. What defines a successful partnership between corporates and creatives, NGOs and artists, brands and illustrators? Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) CEO, Ashraf Johaardien, muses on 25 partnerships that caught his eye in 2022. BASA’s flagship event, the

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The winners of the 24th BASA Awards announced

The 24th BASA Awards took place on 30 August in a private virtual ceremony celebrating the finalists and announcing the award-winners of the annual competition. Each year, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) teams up with Hollard to present the BASA Awards, an awards ceremony

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Full line-up for BASA ASSEMBLY announced

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) in partnership with British Council Southern Africa Arts has announced the programme line-up for their joint venture ASSEMBLY. Billed as ‘not a conference, an un-conference, an indaba, a colloquium, or a symposium,’ ASSEMBLY is a hybrid of live

Thought leaders headline BASA ASSEMBLY

Business and Arts South Africa’s (BASA) ASSEMBLY, partnered by the British Council, is a programme of hybrid live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, set to go live to the public on 25 and 26 March 2021. Themed ‘Creativity Now: Cultural intelligence

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BASA ASSEMBLY: A two-day showcase of creative research

Partnered by British Council Southern Africa Arts, Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) will be launching a hybrid live-and-digital platform called ASSEMBLY on 25 March 2021. ‘British Council Southern Africa Arts is thrilled to be partnering with BASA again in this platform of enquiry

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Winners of the 23rd annual BASA Awards announced

The annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards celebrate the synergistic power that comes from deep collaboration between the right partners and showcase the ways in which those partnerships are able to effect meaningful social change. Reimagined to reflect the current state of the

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BASA Awards 2020 finalists announced

The BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, are once again shining a spotlight on indelible business and arts partnerships in seven award categories. The awards, now in their 23rd year, serve as an annual celebration of the power of these collaborations but, as BASA CEO Ashraf Johaardien

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BASA launches the 2nd edition of their Debut Programme

Following a hugely impactful first iteration of the Debut Programme, which was launched by the Honourable Minister Nkosinathi E. Mthethwa of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) in 2017, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is calling for applications for the next round of the Programme. 

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Meet the 9 DAC Debut Programme Provincial Winners

A partnership between Business and Arts South Africa NPC, the Department of Arts and Culture and the National Lotteries Council, the Debut Programme identifies emerging creative talent in all nine provinces in South Africa and supports them with knowledge and skills development. Have a look at

Tumy Motsoatsoe

Unpacking the Debut Programme

A partnership between Business and Arts South Africa NPC, the Department of Arts and Culture and the National Lotteries Council, the Debut Programme identifies emerging creative talent in all nine provinces in South Africa and supports them with knowledge and skills development. As the first iteration

Ashraf Johaardien BASA Business Arts South Africa Awards ceremony

Category is: Emperors and Activists

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

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22nd Annual BASA Awards: winners announced

‘Fostering collaboration between business and the arts brings positive change and enables better futures: for artists, through the publicity and acknowledgement that the Awards generate; for business, through the creativity generated by the catalytic process of working together; and for society as a whole, through

2019 BASA Awards Artistic Line-up

From Lebo Mashile and Masasa Mbangeni, to Vuyani Dance Theatre and the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra (JYO), the annual BASA Awards have become a platform for showcasing some of South Africa’s finest emerging and established artists. “For more than two decades, Business and Arts South Africa

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Encore: Savannah Feeke

Savannah Feeke is currently the Head of Marketing and Communication at Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Looking back at some of her achievements to date, Feeke says, ‘Not a traditional achievement, but I left my job at an advertising agency with little to no

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Q&A with Kojo Baffoe

The BASA Awards highlight the artistic richness of South Africa, which can contribute to the real development of our society, says Kojo Baffoe, Chair of the Awards Adjudication Panel. Anne Taylor caught up with him, to ask him more about the judging process, and to

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Designed Objects | BASA Awards 2019 Trophies

Working with the theme ‘ALGO-RHYTHMS’, which refers both to algorithms in mathematics and computer code, and to rhythm in music, Ralph Borland has been commissioned to design and produce the winners’ trophies for this year. Borland is a South African artist, curator and interdisciplinary knowledge

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Theme for BASA Awards 2019 pushes boundaries

Since the inception of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) in 1997, as a joint initiative between the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the private sector, the annual BASA Awards have recognised a broad spectrum of innovative, cost-effective and mutually beneficial partnerships

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BASA Awards 2019 Finalists Announced

The 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, once again shine a spotlight on powerful partnerships in fourteen categories that demonstrate the multitude of ways in which business and the creative sector have successfully collaborated to make an impact. Says Ashraf Johaardien, who took up

Devi Sankaree Govender, Kojo Baffoe Kathy Berman Business Arts South Africa BASA board members

New members appointed to BASA Board

Shortlisted from a pool of extremely impressive candidate submissions, Devi Sankaree Govender, Kathy Berman and Kojo Baffoe have been appointed as the newest members of the Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) Board. Following a public call for nominations, BASA members elected Govender, Berman

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22nd Business and Arts South Africa Awards

The adjudication panel for the 22nd annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards, partnered by Hollard, has been announced. The independent panel of professionals, with expertise in the business and/or arts, has been tasked with judging entries in 11 categories (Innovation, First Time Sponsor,

Beyond Binaries

Ashraf Johaardien goes beyond binaries

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, performer and producer. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and a PhD candidate with the Unit for Creative Writing, University of Pretoria.      I was asked to speak

BASA Business Arts South Africa Ashraf Johaardien

Creative highways and digital byways

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, performer and producer. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and a PhD candidate with the Unit for Creative Writing, University of Pretoria. Spiking the lens in a clip

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