The Art of Comics Exhibition: French Bandes dessinees and SA Comics in Conversation


The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of SA are hosting The Art of Comics, a new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of South African comics and French bandes dessinées, the famous French comic style.

The Art of Comics, which runs from September 19 to November 17 at the JAG, will offer visitors a rich variety of contemporary South African comics and graphic novels that explore themes related to history, folklore, science fiction, autobiography and new developments in the field, such as augmented reality comics. Continue reading


Enjoy great South African music at the Durban Port Festival

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Amanda Black.

POPULAR South African music artists, Nasty C and Amanda Black, will be the headline acts at this year’s Durban Port Festival, which runs from Saturday, September 9 to Sunday, September 10.

Hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority, in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, MSC Cruises, African Marine Solutions (AMSOL) and the South African Navy, the festival’s main stage is opposite the Royal Natal Yacht Club. Continue reading

Get ready to test your knowledge at the annual Fotag Quiz


William Saunderson-Meyer. Photo: Supplied

VETERAN journalist, William Saunderson-Meyer, whose current affairs column, Jaundiced Eye, appears in several newspapers in South Africa, will be hosting the annual Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) quiz evening.

The event will be taking place at 7 pm on Friday, September 8, at the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. Continue reading

Award-winning theatre on offer in the SA Women’s Arts Fest at the Playhouse

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Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix

AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).

Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading

Learn how to get the most out of the creative economy at the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) roadshow

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Pietermaritzburg is one of the stops on the national roadshow of the South African Cultural Observatory. Photo: Tshesipo Mazibuko

THE South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) will be in Pietermaritzburg on August 17 as part of a countrywide roadshow to share the organisation’s insights and experience with the creative, cultural and research industries.

Taking place at the Winston Churchill Theatre from 9.30 am, the event aims to support all those working on arts, culture and heritage projects. Continue reading

Durban duo pen praise and worship song for Mini World Youth Day


Ballet dancer Katherine Anderson as she appears in the video for ‘The Mighty One’. Photo: Lwandile Ngubentombi


TWO Durban performers, Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu, have composed an original praise-and-workshop ballad, The Mighty One, for the Mini World Youth Day 2017.

The song will be the official theme tune for the event, which runs from December 6 to 10. It was launched at a meeting on July 24 and can now be viewed online.  Continue reading

Indulge in great food and music at Durban’s newest lifestyle market

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Vendors, Hazel Joubert, Mondli Cele and Kirsten Werner get ready for the Rivertown Night Market on July 28. Photo: Supplied

A NEW monthly market in Durban aims to put the spotlight on local producers and entrepreneurs in the city.

The Rivertown Night Market at 130 Stalwart Simelane Street, opposite the Durban ICC, will take place on the last Friday evening of every month at the Rivertown Precinct. The concept started last month and will have its second market on Friday, July 28 from 5.30 pm until 10 pm.   Continue reading