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Rehilwe Mooketsi Phunya music DAC arts culture musician

Bringing black womxn musicians to the periphery

Under the leadership of trailblazing singer songwriter Rehilwe Mooketsi, a new recording label has been launched. Appropriately named Phunya, the new label has a different mission; to bring performers who are black womxn to a space where they can take on a male-centric and whitewashed

Dance Umbrella State Theatre

Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 Headlining Acts

The eagerly anticipated re-launch of Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 from 31 March to 7 April at the South African State Theatre, #DUA2019 will feature South Africa and the world’s most prolific dancers and choreographers, including Lulu Mlangeni, Sonia Radebe and Julia Burnham, Phumlani Nyanga, Dirk

Business and Arts South Africa BASA Ashraf Johaardien

Everything fits in the room

After two decades under the successful leadership of Nicola Danby and then Michelle Constant, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) will be helmed by Ashraf Johaardien from 1 March 2019. This is a real challenge for anyone to take on, but with his background in

Vaal University of Technology VUT

Enriching communities through art

Giving back to our families, to our communities, and to society at large is the essence of the Zulu saying, Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (a person is a person through other persons), which is core to my life and a slogan that I live by, writes

Dr Same Mdluli

Looking towards a more inclusive future in the arts

Being at the helm of one of the country’s most important non-commercial galleries can be a daunting task, but it can also be an exhilarating experience. It’s been just over four months since Dr Same Mdluli took on the role of manager of Johannesburg’s Standard

Book reviews

Dec 2017/Jan 2018 Book reviews

The History of Bees | By Maja Lunde | Publisher: Scribner Simon & Schuster | ISBN: 9781471162756 England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive – one that will give both him and his

UJ

UJ puts its money where its mouth is

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture (FADA), produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the university’s vision. A vision that sees the university as an international university of choice,

The 2018 Cassirer Welz Award winner is announced!

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co and Everard Read, are delighted to announce that the winner for the 2018 Cassirer Welz Award is Richard Specs Ndimande. Since its inception this award has seen the winners launch their careers and really

ACT announces 2017 Scholarship Finalists

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) announces its new-look Scholarships format, a decision that was taken this year when ACT announced many changes to its funding strategy. Funded by the Nedbank Arts Affinity and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), the 2017 Scholarships

Geleza Kleva & Learn

Geleza Kleva & Learn

Peter Feldman looks at the Geleza Kleva & Learn free music business workshops. The annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 to 30 of September, is not only about music. Importantly, it is also about giving

Jessica Webster

Touch: The Emerging Painters Show

Curator for the Emerging Painters Show at TAF17, Jessica Webster, is a talented artist and painter in her own right. Jessica Webster is a Joburg-based painter and writer. Born in the Free State in 1981, she is fascinated by the disjunctures and elisions manifested in

ACT | UJ Conference

ACT | UJ unlearns how to conference

#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future. This iteration of the conference is about unlearning and rethinking how we do things and present things. From curating a conference to how

Dr Same Mdluli

Dr Same Mdluli, taking the art world by storm

At 33, NAC Council member and Chairperson of the Visual Arts Panel, Dr Same Mdluli has achieved what most people only dream of achieving in a lifetime. This dynamic, bold and fiercely intelligent young woman is in the process of blazing trails for young artists

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO’s Winter Symphony Concerts launch

Following last year’s success, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the stage for their Winter Symphony concerts on 14 and 15 June 2017. The exciting concert programme, an innovative musical exhibition spanning compositions from more than three centuries, features an eclectic mix of artists performing

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