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2017 CASSIRER WELZ AWARD – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

                      The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co. & the Everard Read Gallery, is excited to announce that the call for the 2017 Cassirer Welz Award is now OPEN. This prestigious Award has helped create and shape the lives and careers […]

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A few words from a Board member- Social cohesion: The way to get SA back on track

                              AS we despair at the sight of our flag being burnt, students again taking to the streets, the state dysfunctional and rancour dominating our politics, South Africans cannot help but wonder: is the centre no longer holding? Regardless of what […]

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Standard Bank renews its commitment to Arts Festival

GRAHAMSTOWN – Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country’s longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a further three years. Standard Bank’s partnership with the iconic event will run until the end of 2020. “Our partnership extends back to 1984 and has endured ever since […]

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Brandishing the old apartheid flag does not advance the cause for social cohesion and nation building

Yesterday, during the Black Monday protest, the democratic values enshrined in the Constitution were severely undermined by the shameful brandishing of a symbol of the biggest crime against humanity – apartheid. The Minister Nathi Mthethwa strongly condemns this intolerance displayed at the Black Monday protests which continues to undermine the pursuit for social cohesion and […]

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