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WALLY SEROTE: LIFETIME ACHIEVER AWARD

Pivotal South Africa poet, Dr. Mongane Wally Serote has been lauded as the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Literature Lifetime Achiever for 2016. This Award, sponsored by Media24 Books, aims to acknowledge Serote’s significant contribution to South African prose. “The Romantic notion of poets is that they are the prophets of society – sometimes with more justification than in other …

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MERCEDES BENZ X-CLASS

With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated impressively by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a …

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THREE PENNY OPERA

Cinema Nouveau is pleased to announce the next broadcast in the new season from National Theatre Live. Releasing at cinemas from 29 October is the landmark of 20th century musical theatre The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation for the National Theatre by Simon Stephens, directed by Rufus Norris …

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ASSEMBLAGE EVENTS

Even though 2016 is quickly reaching its end, we’ve still got a few exciting events lined up. As we reflect on events of the past month, we’re excited by the things happening around us and how exciting South African contemporary art is right now. For the rest of October come and visit One Dog Show or attend one of our …

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PENNY SIOPIS

Visual artist Penny Siopis was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the arts at the 19th annual Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards, held at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on Friday, 21 October. Lifetime Achievement Award winners, who are nominated and selected by the current and previous ACT Trustees, are individuals that the Awards’ …

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BUDDY WELLS QUINTET

Based in Cape Town, the South African Saxophonist, composer, and arranger Buddy Wells has had the pleasure of performing and recording with many well-known South African and international music legends. He has performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival every year from 2000 to 2016, and is a regular performer at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the …

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TIMELINES

Three girls die before they turn 21. They all become overnight internet sensations. In spirit, they are changing the world but what is happening to the people they left behind? How do you say goodbye, when death goes viral? Kayleigh, 19, a victim in a fatal car accident; Amber, 15, bullied into taking her own life; and Jenna, 17, lost …

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THE GOLDEN THREAD OF NEDERBURG’S STORY

After recently winning the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world, for the 2013 vintage of its Private Bin Cabernet Sauvignon, the Paarl winery emerged as one of the top performers at the 2016 Veritas Awards, held in Cape Town earlier this month. Nederburg’s undisputed ability to delight and ignite curiosity with its …

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VUYANI DANCE THEATRE: JOYS OF SHARING

Joys of Sharing directed by Gregory Maqoma will explode on to the stage at the beautiful Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg on 21 and 22 October 2016, where a live DVD recording will also take place. In Joys of Sharing, music and dance will again be inseparable lovers as Maqoma, Grammy-winning flautist Wouter Kellerman, beloved Afro-soul diva …

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SPLIT SIGNS

Split Signs is a double bill performance at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective featuring exciting new work by Julia de Rosenwerth and Adriana Jamisse. These young dance artists are working towards a language of movement and improvisation that is exploratory and different. Both de Rosenwerth and Jamisse have worked with award winning choreographer Nicola Elliot. Elliot was one of the …