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

BBC Africa marks the 40th anniversary  of the Soweto Uprising

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BBC Africa will bring audiences across the world special programming this week, marking the 40th anniversary of the June 16 Soweto uprisings.

The protests by thousands of students and the police response had a profound impact on the social and political landscape in South Africa.

Dedicated programming will include a live debate from Soweto and special broadcasts of Focus on Africa on Radio (BBC World Service) and TV (the BBC World News channel) as well as features on BBCAfrica.com and coverage across all of the BBC’s African language services. Continue reading