Encouraging mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts.

2020 Standard Bank Young Artists

The recipients of the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards have been announced. They are Jefferson Tshabalala (theatre), Lulu Prudence Mlangeni (dance), Sisonke Xonti (jazz), Nthato Mokgata (music) and Blessing Ngobeni (visual art). The National Arts Festival established the Young Artist Awards in 1981 to acknowledge emerging young South African...

2019 BASA Special Awards Recipients

“The annual BASA Awards are a significant barometer of the success of mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between business and the arts," says Mandie van der Spuy, Deputy Chairperson of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Says BASA Head of Marketing, Savannah Feeke, "Partnered by Hollard, the awards recognise business...

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...