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 competition is for debut playwrights …

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Gabrielle Goliath’s sound installation This song is for… gives song to the lived experiences of rape survivors

Exhibition: This song is for… Artist: Gabrielle Goliath, Standard Bank Young Artist, 2019 Dates: 26 July – 14 September 2019 South African multimedia artist, gender advocate and now 2019’s Standard Bank Young Artist award winner for visual art, Gabrielle Goliath (b.1983), brings her new work, This song is for… to Johannesburg this month. Following its …

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CELEBRATING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 June 2019. Vilakazi Street came alive as it transformed into the epitome of youth culture hustle, echoing the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of 2019, which celebrates a youth on the rise. With the powerful backing from American Express, The Box Shop June 16 Food Market celebrated its second year of the partnership.    The …

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Honouring the Spirit of South Africa’s Youth with Seth Pimentel

June 16, 1976 is a date that is synonymous with South Africa’s struggle against apartheid. It is the day that symbolises the rise of our nation’s youth against oppression. It is the day that changed the course of our country’s history. The Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival powered by Nandos commemorates the youth of 1976, by …

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Deadline for 2019 BASA Awards Extended

The deadline for entries for the 22nd Annual BASA Awards (partnered by Hollard), has been extended to 18 July 2019. According to BASA CEO, Ashraf Johaardien, “The BASA Awards not only promote mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, but they also aim to encourage excellence and innovation in this area.” “These prestigious awards shine …

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Young French Entrepreneur of the Year Award

pinpoint one human resources, an executive search firm since 1999, is sponsoring the Beyond Bars Akademia founded by Stéphanie Simbo and Marine Durand. “Beyond Bars Akademia (BBA) fights the stigma surrounding ex-offenders, by training and empowering women to live a successful career in hospitality and make the right choices in life. With overcrowded prisons and …

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Transcript of the Address by Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) CEO, Ashraf Johaardien, at the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2019 Gala.

Thank you Tumy. Yesterday in our staff meeting at Business and Arts South Africa, Tumy asked me how I wanted her to introduce me here this evening. I suggested a brief interpretative dance (as is my wont), or perhaps an original a cappella praise song. So, since she didn’t, I will. (Pause). Or… let’s not …

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All systems go at BASA with Scale-Up and the Annual Awards

Recognised internationally for its development work in support of arts, culture, and creativity in South Africa, and on the African continent, the 2019 programme of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) continues to bring together the business of the arts with the art of business. According to the new CEO, Ashraf Johaardien, it’s all systems …

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BASA’s Conduct the Orchestra – a highlight at the 2019 JIMF

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) once again brings Conduct the Orchestra to the jam packed 2019 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF). This charitable event, taking place at the Space Frame Theatre, Linder Auditorium Complex, on Friday 1 February 2019 at 2pm, is open to the public with seats secured via a donation to …

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Latest BASA member Labs.fm publishes South Africa’s most influential music charts

10 December 2018 Business and Arts South Africa is pleased to introduce its latest member, Labs.fm, a data-driven products and services company operating within the music industry. With their roots in the radio industry, the company now provides music products and services for record labels, streaming services, music labels, concert promoters and brands. “Earlier this …

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