Category Archives: Johannesburg

South African International Ballet Competition Gala in Joburg on 7 September 2017

Dirk Badenhorst, founder and CEO of the South African International Ballet Competition held in Cape Town every second year, is hosting a Gala performance of classical and neo classical works performed by leading professional dancers from South Africa, Russia, Spain, … Continue reading

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BASA Award nominees

  One of the most exciting things for the arts is the formation of a sponsoring partnership with a corporate sponsor.  The BASA Awards are based on the premise of drawing attention to these corporate sponsors, and acknowledging the role … Continue reading

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JPO’s Triumphal Relaunch

If ever a concert deserved to start with the victorious strains of Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida, it is this one, The JPO Relaunch Concert.  Beautifully played under the baton of the American Roderick Cox, and concert master Miro Chakaryan, … Continue reading

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Asanka, Rivonia Junction

Asanka is a Ghanaian word meaning “grinding pot”, much like a large, wide rimmed, pestle and mortar, and the asanka is used all over West Africa to  blend and create  wholesome meals from the freshest ingredients. Asanka is also the … Continue reading

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Leo Sayer in concert in Johannesburg.

Leo Sayer’s music is my age.  At 69 he’s a decade older than I am.  However, it was, inter alia, his music I listened to as a young woman, first finding my feet in the complex social world outside my … Continue reading

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Twenty years old …

1997 was a good year for the arts. Lots of things started up and Michelle Constant, CEO of BASA (Business of Arts in South Africa), shared some of these things with BASA friends at a breakfast conference celebrating twenty years … Continue reading

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Make a childhood memory this December

Most people of my generation who grew up in Johannesburg have vivid memories of the lights at Joubert Park.  This is certainly something I recall enjoying as a child. While the lights in Joubert Park no longer feature (a pity … Continue reading

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