Encouraging mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts.

Winners of the 2019 BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard

"The BASA Awards recognise the impact of creativity powered by collaboration between the right partners," said Ashraf Johaardien, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) at the ceremony for 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, which was held at Beechwood Gardens in Hyde Park this past weekend. In...

BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundaries

(L to R): Heidi Brauer (Hollard), Savannah Feeke (BASA) and Ralph Borland (African Robots) Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) champions business investment within the arts. According to Christina Kennedy, “The annual BASA Awards fill a vital gap in the South African awards landscape." Kennedy,...

#BASA22 Awards Finalists Announced

The 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, once again shine a spotlight on powerful partnerships in fourteen categories that demonstrate the multitude of ways in which business and the creative sector have successfully collaborated to make an impact. Says Ashraf Johaardien, who took up the reins of CEO of...

New members appointed to BASA Board

Left to right: Devi Sankaree Govender, Kojo Baffoe and Kathy Berman Shortlisted from a pool of extremely impressive candidate submissions, Devi Sankaree Govender, Kathy Berman and Kojo Baffoe have been appointed as the newest members of the Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) Board. Following...

Q&A With Maureen Benya

With 22 years’ encouraging mutually beneficial partnerships between the business and arts sectors, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), supports and celebrates a diversity of cultures. In the spirit of celebrating Heritage Month, BASA looks at its longest standing employee, Ausi Maureen (as we like to call her), who has...

Award winning script No Easter Sunday For Queers to make its debut at the Market Theatre

  Koleka Putuma’s script was the overall winning play that was selected to be produced and staged as part of the Distell National Playwright Competition organised by the National Arts Festival. She is the inaugural winner of this new competition that aims at showcasing fresh storytellers and new voices. The...