Winners of the 2018 BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard

Michelle Constant, BASA chief executive: “Making creativity and the arts drivers of economic growth and of entrepreneurial strategy.”   Taking place at Jozi’s fresh, new downtown venue, Victoria Yards, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) today announced the winners of the 21st BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. The annual BASA Awards recognise and honour businesses …

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Business and Arts South Africa appoints incoming CEO

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has today announced who will succeed current CEO Michelle Constant when she steps down end February 2019. Says Charmaine Soobramoney, BASA Chairperson: “When Michelle announced her decision to pursue other interests after a decade of achievement with BASA, the board knew finding a successor would not be an easy …

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Body Politics maps power of contemporary dance

Body Politics: Fingerprinting South African Contemporary Dance Adrienne Sichel Porcupine Press Kgomotso Moncho-Maripane The description of dance as a “wordless expression in a world where words are currency”, by poet Lebo Mashile in her unpublished poem I Dance To Know Who I Am, speaks to the local hesitation and Jack of engagement with SA contemporary …

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Collaborating Beyond Politics

Photo by John Hogg The recent launch of dance journalist Adrienne Sichel`s book on contemporary dance Body Politics: Fingerprinting South African Contemporary Dance (Porcupine Press) at the Market Theatre filled me with complex emotions. Sichel has been an important driver of how contemporary dance in this country has been covered, reviewed, marketed, challenged and even …

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Making a difference through dance

Photo by Val Adamson 2018 marks 40 years since Moving into Dance (MID) was founded in Sylvia `Magogo` Glasser`s garage as a way to provide dance training to youth in underprivileged communities and equip them with the skills to overcome their socio-economic circumstances. Today, MID is a trailblazing, nationally acclaimed, professional dance company and accredited …

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Lilizela 2018 National Winners Revealed

JOHANNESBURG, Saturday, 17 November 2018 – The Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom revealed the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards national winners at a glittering function convened at the Sandton Convention Centre this evening. The sixth edition of the National Lilizela Tourism Awards was hosted by broadcast veterans, Xolani Gwala and Leanne Manas. Over 800 esteemed guests across government, …

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The Power of Art

In this issue of Creative Feel, we celebrate a special uniqueness of Joburg and the many different developments that are revitalising the inner city. These developments are at different locations throughout the inner city, but they all have one thing in common: they are using the arts as a means to reinvigorate and stimulate growth …

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Career opportunity within Business and Arts South Africa

Career opportunity within Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) for a Chief Executive Officer This position is being re-advertised with the closing date being Friday 2 November 2018 by 17h00 Provide Leadership for the NPC Business and Arts South Africa, guiding the organisation, strategy and working closely with stakeholders and beneficiaries – Public Sector, Private Sector and Third …

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Business and Arts South Africa CEO steps down after a Decade

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) today announced that current CEO, Michelle Constant, has resigned and will leave the organisation at the end of February 2019. Says Andre le Roux, BASA’s chairperson: “The Board is extremely proud of what BASA, under Michelle’s excellent leadership, has achieved over the past decade. It is pertinent that the …

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Gone Too Soon

 Sunday 21 October at 14h00 at The Lyric Theatre (Gold Reef City) Growing Theatre Audience Theatre audiences don’t only buy tickets; they are theatre’s best advocates. Growing audiences for theatre is therefore not only crucial for the development of the arts but also for the cultural development of South Africa, because without support from their …

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