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AFRIDOCS FILM SERIES

Some of the world’s most awarded and recognized documentary films are coming to your TV screen this September. AfriDocs is proud to present these popular films that creatively tackle issues of geopolitics and division, immigration and refugees, reconciliation and climate change. Across sub-Saharan Africa, AfriDocs presents Walls, that documents the state of world increasingly divided by physical walls and was …

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ESTHER MAHLANGU

Grandmother of African art finds unlikely partner in war on Aids. South Africa’s leading tribal painter Esther Mahlangu has joined a luxury vodka brand to raise money for HIV prevention. By Tracy McVeigh On the outskirts of a sprawling low compound stands a sun-bleached, hand-painted billboard. It welcomes visitors to the village and proclaims: “Esther is here … First lady …

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JAPANESE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Experience the magic of Japanese Jazz and Culture. South African audiences will get the opportunity to experience two world-class performances during September and October 2016. World-renowned Japanese Jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino, accompanied by his Quintet and the female Japanese Taiko drumming group Himiko, will stage two combined concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The world class pairing of Terumasa Hino …

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RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER

Sally Andrew wins Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award. Penguin Random House author Sally Andrew won the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice – Book of the Year Award for her book, Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery at the 2016 Nielsen Bookseller’s Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. The Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award is awarded to the …

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DRAMA FOR LIFE SEX ACTUALLY

Drama for Life is bringing critical, bold theatre into the public domain through its 9th annual Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival. Hosted at Wits University, the Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival is a cross-community arts education, activism and therapeutic intervention. The festival is curated in a way that allows arts practitioners and audience members to holistically engage with …

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HELEN DESBOIS: LIKE I NEED YOU

Now, after years of absence, Helen is back with a bang as she releases her comeback single ‘Like I Need You’. After watching Madonna live, Helen approached Benjy Mudie, to whom she was signed before and still has an incredible relationship with. He played her another song by Pam Sheyne, the writer who penned her smash hit ‘Anything’. Helen instantly …