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Press release: LAMTA’s Spring awakening rock musical a hit

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-11-28

The season must end this weekend on 3 December 2023. More information here!

LitNet | STAND: Teaterresensieslypskool 2023 | Theatre review workshop 2023

LitNet Slypskole 2023-11-21

LitNet en STAND (The Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation) bied oor die volgende maande ’n aanlyn teaterresensiekursus vir vyf Afrikaanse en vyf Engelse aspirantresensente aan. Hier is al die inligting. | Over the next few months LitNet and STAND (The Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation) will be presenting an online theatre review workshop for five aspiring Afrikaans and five aspiring English theatre reviewers. Here is all the information.

Persverklaring en uitnodiging: Mutton hour by Kaapstad Toneelhuis op 9 en 10 November 2023

LitNet Teater 2023-11-07

Mutton Hour bestaan uit kort sketse rondom lewensbelangrike sake: die liefde, verlies, krokodille en katte. Combining humour, musical interludes and kamishibai (Japanese illustrated storytelling) this show is for anyone who might need a whimsical re-introduction to the world of theatre.

An interview with Taryn Lock on Read to Rise and The Cape Flats Book Festival on 4 and 5 November 2023

Naomi Meyer, Taryn Lock Books and writers 2023-11-02

"We started Read to Rise in 2013 to promote youth literacy in under-resourced communities in South Africa. We believe that if children can read, they will excel at school and go on to become good, constructive members of society. It all starts with reading."

Madibaland @ Bookbedonnerd 2023: an interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-10-19

"When we created Book Town Richmond, that Obama phrase, 'the audacity of hope', was uppermost in my mind. Because it was sheer audacity to create a Book Town with not a cent to our names. It was sheer audacity to think that writers and bibliophiles would travel nearly 1 000 kilometres to a book festival. And somehow, here we are. Seventeen years later. Against all odds."

Tuis, ek’s liefie: A masterpiece in the making | Toyota US Woordfees 2023

Estelle Terblanche Toyota US Woordfees 2023-10-18

"Tuis, ek’s liefie has all the ingredients of a top-notch comedy piece: a strong text, beautiful set and costumes, a witty and clever directing style and a stellar cast."

Strong story, adaptation and team make The promise this year’s must-see stage production

Clifford Roberts Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-27

"This is theatre and theatre-making at its best."

After nature by Lien Botha and Jaco van Schalkwyk: "An interconnected offering"

Vernon Head Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-20

Vernon Head reflects on After nature, a collaborative exhibition by artists Lien Botha and Jaco van Schalkwyk, currently on show at Barnard Gallery.

Compassionate donkey epic peers deep into the modern world’s soul

Le Roux Fourie Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-19

"The 84-year-old Skolimowski (himself a peer of Bresson and Godard) manages to breathe fierce and impressionistic new life into a sacred cinematic treasure by updating Bresson’s transcendental fable for our current cultural climate. He achieves this in both the form and the matching content of his masterful new film."

Butlers and bachelorettes at Toneelhuis in Cape Town: an interview with Justin Wilkinson

Naomi Meyer, Justin Wilkinson Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-01

"In South Africa, it’s inspiring to see young people, especially, taking a passionate interest in this industry. Whether one starts in school plays or reciting poems at an eisteddfod, the arts are alive with energy and possibility! And I guess that’s also why I love theatre myself! Anything can happen!"

Press release: Lief en Leed patron – empowerment against all odds

Marlene le Roux Opinion 2023-08-26

There are still so many misconceptions about disability in society at large. Disability does not mean inability. Society in general, individuals, the business sector and employers must learn that people with disabilities are also able and should not be written off.

Momentum Beleggings Aardklop 2023: Silwerdoekdisse – an interview with Nathan Robinson

Naomi Meyer, Nathan Robinson Aardklop 2023-08-17

"[W]hen it comes to foodie movies, I have a few favourites. Julie and Julia is one of them; Julia Child is someone who played an important role in culinary history, and Meryl Streep portrays her character, so you know it’s phenomenal."

Persverklaring: Boekherstel en -bindery | Press release: Book repair and binding

LitNet Leefstyl 2023-08-16

Taalmonument bied gevorderde klasse oor boekherstel en -bindery. | Book a date for Taalmonument’s advanced book repair and binding course.

Persverklaring: Fotografiekursus | Press release: Photography course

LitNet Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument-portaal 2023-08-07

Taalmonument en Haarhoff bied gewilde werkswinkels vir beginners en bekwames. | Taalmonument and Haarhoff offer popular workshops for beginners and the experienced.

Press release: Makhaola Ndebele’s One-Man Theatre Show Hits TheatreArts in Limited Season!

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-07-31

Inspired by the South African experience of being born in exile and yearning for a place to call home, Cantos of a Life in Exile weaves together a tapestry of diverse theatre and performance styles.

"Unlocking the truth" is Klipkind’s Eskom commentary

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-07-24

When it became clear that Eskom’s electricity availability for the kiln in which he bakes his works is unreliable, Dirks built a clay kiln with inspection holes to regulate the very high temperature (between 1 000 and 1 200 ºC). Unfortunately, the recent heavy rains severely damaged this clay kiln.

Press release: World of Work (WoW) Career Festival for GrandWest, August 2023

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-07-18

Grade 10 and Grade 11 learners from the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal can expect first-hand experience of real workplace opportunities in various industries, such as retail management, recycling, finance, healthcare, data analytics, event planning, hospitality, engineering, architecture, building management, and more. These immersive experiences provide valuable insights of which learners may not otherwise be aware.

Press release: SICMF ends on a high note | Persverklaring: SIKMF eindig op ’n hoë noot

LitNet Musiek 2023-07-13

The final concert of the SICMF ended on a high note with its first ever woman conductor, Rebecca Tong, directing one of the most spirited performances ever to have been heard from an orchestra in South Africa. | Die fees se eerste vrouedirigent, Rebecca Tong, het gesorg vir een van die mees opwindende uitvoerings wat nog deur ’n orkes in Suid-Afrika aangebied is.

Press release: Entries close soon for emerging SA composers | Persverklaring: Inskrywings sluit binnekort vir opkomende SA komponiste

LitNet Musiek 2023-07-13

The South African Composers’ Symposium and The Songmakers’ Guild have announced a collaborative composition competition intended to discover and showcase emerging composers in South Africa. | Die Suid-Afrikaanse Komponistesimposium en Die Liedmakersgilde het ’n komposisiekompetisie geloods wat poog om opkomende komponiste in Suid-Afrika te ontgin en hul werk ten toon te stel.

Press release: South Africa’s Nicola Roos enthrals at solo art exhibition in Los Angeles

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-07-10

Several of her most compelling pieces are based on Yasuke, an African Samurai who becomes central to ruler Nobung’s inner circle and thus the first – and only – black Samurai in 16th century Japan.