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Arts Festival CEO resigns, leaves indelible mark

National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester has resigned after 12 years at the helm of the continent’s biggest arts festival.

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East Cape artists win a host of awards at Makhanda fest

The Eastern Cape showcased some of the best home-grown talent at the National Arts Festival this year. The festival saw various EC-born and based ...

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Seeing art through different lenses

So what constitutes art? I’ve often been asked this in recent months. I helped to curate a digital arts festival, called Creativate, as part of the ...

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Festival show is an Afro-fusion dance journey

Amawethu is more than a dance production; it is a cultural, immersive and beautifully crafted experience for audience members.
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Getting close to Afro-soul diva

Port Elizabeth-born afro-soul jazz vocalist Asanda Mqiki graced the Standard Bank Jazz and Blues Cafe stage this week.
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‘All Who Pass’ recalls pain of District Six removals

Declared a “whites only” area by the apartheid regime in 1966, Cape Town’s District Six is a place synonymous with ...

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Pearston provides a teen play full of fire and focus

Teen theatre from an Eastern Cape township totally blew my mind.Stories in stories is the way to enter this stage at ...

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Celebrating Xhosa history through song

Documenting traditional African songs for future generations is paramount to preserving oral history, according to ...

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WATCH | Festival action and attractions in windy Makhanda

It’s business as usual in a very windy Makhanda as the National Arts Festival enters its second week. Vendors have ...

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Honest view of what our teens face

Eight young actors between the ages of 12 and 18 share their thoughts and the struggles of young South African ...

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Autistic kid inspires with music talent

In an extraordinary display of live performance, autistic composer, singer and pianist, JR Nkosi, 17, will be taking a ...

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Battle of Egazini film for fest

A movie depicting one of the wars between AmaXhosa and white settlers made its Makhanda debut at the weekend.

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EL outfit to dance the story of womanhood at Fest

Delving into the joys and struggles of being a woman, East London dance company DaySpring will perform an original ...

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Digital works aim to captivate, engage, challenge

The Creativate Digital Arts Festival will be running for the second year at the National Arts Festival (NAF) later this ...

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Class acts on streets of festival

Street theatre is on a high at this year’s National Arts Festival as stunt performers took to the upgraded Village ...

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Lasting value of literary architect

It’s 100 years since Guy Butler’s birth, a centenary he shares with Nelson Mandela. In Professor Laurence Wright’s ...

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When ancestors call someone in Christian home

The longstanding clash between cultural traditions, ancestral veneration and religion were vividly depicted through the ...

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LoveChild: her music transcends language

Port Elizabeth-born Vuyiseka Maguga, who goes by the name LoveChild, mesmerised every member of her intimate audience ...

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Jazz legend celebrates birthday in fine style

Jazz pianist Andile Yenana ushered in his half-century birthday celebration by sharing his latest compositions at his ...

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Sharpeville youth open wounds of today

In an extraordinary moment of history, eight innovative young residents of Sharpeville, descendants of the township ...

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