Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Mexican Halloween celebration

I found this on the net and paused because it is interesting so I thought I would share it here for Halloween 2014. In Mexico, just a few minutes outside the city of Oaxaca, one can find the Old Panteon … Continue reading

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Expresso raises R300 000 for Reach for Recovery

My mother died of breast cancer in 1975.  Not surprisingly the fight against breast cancer is one of the main charities I support. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Expresso Breakfast Show on SABC3 held a live telethon … Continue reading

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Visual Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere makes waves

Press release Kemang Wa Lehulere makes waves as the winner of the SBYAA for Visual Art Cape Town-based visual artist Kemang Wa Lehulere has been named by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual … Continue reading

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Athi-Patra Ruga pushes boundaries for art

Press Release Pushing the boundaries Athi-Patra Ruga takes the 2015 SBYAA for Performance Art Award The National Arts Festival’s 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Performance Art, 30 year old Athi-Patra Ruga, explores and pushes boundaries between fashion, performance and … Continue reading

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Luyanda Sidiya, dancing up a storm

Press Release Luyanda Sidiya gets us moving as the winner of the SBYAA 2015 for Dance. Born in the Vaal Triangle, South of Johannesburg, dancer, choreographer, teacher and mentor- Luyanda Sidiya (31) – has been named by the National Arts … Continue reading

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Nduduzo Makhathini … and all that Jazz

Press Release Nduduzo Makhathini shakes the musical scene as the 2015 SBYAA for Jazz Johannesburg-based jazz pianist Nduduzo Makhathini (32) has been awarded by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz. Growing up in … Continue reading

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Setting the stage for 2015 – Christiaan Olwagen

Press Release Christiaan Olwagen sets the stage for the 2015 SBYAA for Theatre Born in Cape Town and raised in Pretoria, 27-year-old Christiaan Olwagen has been named by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist in … Continue reading

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Musa Ngqungwana is 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music

Press Release Musa Ngqungwana sings success as the 2015 SBYAA for Music 29 October 2014 Baritone Musa Ngqungwana (30) has been named by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Music. Musa Ngqungwana … Continue reading

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Another high ranking government official “absolved” when caught in a fraudulent act …

Riah Phiyega, whose real names are Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega, is the current police commissioner of the South African Police Service.  She was appointed to the office by Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa on 13 June, 2012.  Phiyiga is the … Continue reading

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Have you seen Zandile?

Gcina Mhlope is one of South Africa’s foremost story-tellers.  Her play Have You Seen Zandile? is a straightforward, guileless biographical account of her childhood.  It is one of those works which is achingly, agonisingly plausible.  It should be.  It is authentic. Born … Continue reading

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