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 artists who demonstrate outstanding artistic …

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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 support of and partnerships with …

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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 collaboration with independent award-winning theatre …

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BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundaries

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, a respected arts and culture journalist and commentator, is one of the adjudicators for the 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. Says …

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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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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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