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Fanie Fourie’s Lobola is an awesome South African flick

Reney Warrington 2013-02-12 "By saying Fanie Fourie’s Lobola is an awesome South African flick I do not mean compared with other South African films, or lekker for a local flick. Oh, no, I mean FFL is a world-class film with a strong South African flavour."

Fugard @ The Fugard

Daniel Galloway, Naomi Meyer 2013-01-15 The Fugard Theatre is one of the venues of this year’s Suidoosterfees. Naomi Meyer asked Daniel Galloway, General Manager of The Fugard, about their involvement with the festival - and about a groundbreaking play taking place at the theatre this year.

The writing of the erotic "Backseat driving" made her feel complete

Simone Nonu, Ingrid Lehmensich Botha English 2012-12-14

Simone (a pseudonym), writer of “Backseat driving” and co-winner of our recent Moon/Halloween competition, talks to Ingrid Botha of LêNet about writing the poem and gives us her insights about the writing of erotica. 

Top 12 2012: Theatre

Ismail Mahomed 2012-12-14 Ismail Mahomed, artistic director of the National Arts Festival, reveals his top 12 theatre productions of 2012.

Dans Dans Lisa's music video for "Die ouer ek"

2012-09-19 "“We love the video. It’s always fun to be part of something that hasn’t been done before. It was definitely the most fun shoot we’ve ever been a part of. We weren’t part of the planning or concept – we just pitched up and did what we were asked to do."

ATKV-Muziq winners Dylan and Cherilee on being the US percussion "twins"

Dylan Tabisher, Cherilee Adams, Naomi Meyer 2012-09-18 Cherilee Adams (23) and Dylan Tabisher (23) are known as the US Percussion Duo. They are both master’s degree students and won the 2012 ATKV-Muziq competition.

Ard Matthews on First Offerings

Henry Cloete, Ard Matthews 2012-09-13 "It wasn't so much an evolution as much as it was a gesture or challenge to myself to do one album by myself."

Lark: Gong is Struck "more tribal"

Henry Cloete, Inge Beckmann 2012-09-12 "We have all been busy with other work. I have been doing as much as I can to stay busy and keep the pot boiling this side."

In Imbewu we Trust: an interview

Sam de Romijn, Naomi Meyer 2012-08-29 On Thursday the 31st of August 2012, the launch of the Imbewu Trust takes place in Cape Town. Sam de Romijn, co-founder, gives Naomi Meyer some background on the Trust.

Darryl David on the third Midlands Literary Festival

Darryl David, Naomi Meyer 2012-08-20 Founder and director of the Midlands Literary Festival, Darryl David, talks to Naomi Meyer about this exciting event, now in its third year.

Get (paper)slammed at Oppikoppi

Gerdus Senekal, Elisma Uys 2012-08-01 Oppikoppi isn't just about dusty pleasure seeking pagans dancing in thorn infested veld. Gerdus Senekal chats to Elisma Uys, director of PostBox, about this year's Paperslam art exhibition to be held at the festival.

Photos: Breyten Breytenbach Festival 2012

Darryl David 2012-07-31 The Breyten Breytenbach Festival took place from 13 to 15 July 2012 in Montagu. Darryl Davids, organiser of the festival, showed LitNet his photos. 

Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival celebrates the theatre greats

2012-07-26 The 15th Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom pays tribute to theatre greats, while exciting young talent will also be showcased.

A rift right through the pink community

Christina Engela Opinion 2012-07-11

"Not only are we being hunted and victimised by those outside who hate us – but now we are being hunted by predators inside our own community as well!"

National Arts Festival: A candlelit house of horrors – Exhibit A

Elzette Steenkamp 2012-07-04 "Brett Bailey’s Exhibit A, one of the most talked about productions at the 2012 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, explores the theme of the objectification of black bodies through the lens of the violent history of European colonial expansion on the African continent."

Rock out at One Night in Cape Town!

2012-07-02 Hilltop Live Productions in association with MK present: One Night in Cape Town! at the Grand West Casino's Grand Arena on 9 August.

New Urban Tribes of South Africa: Dion Chang weighs in on modern South Africa

Steyn du Toit, Dion Chang 2012-06-20 Dion Chang's latest book, New Urban Tribes of South Africa, can be seen as part anthropological essay and part marketing tool. He explains to Steyn du Toit why this book provides a fascinating glimpse at where modern South African society sits in 2012.

SA Illustrators: Séan Verster

Bibi Slippers 2012-06-19 “From then on I drew everything I saw, and still do. I was lucky to have a father who worked for a paper factory, so I always had top-quality supplies, and needless to say, I filled everything with drawings.” Séan Verster, full-time illustrator, shares his passion for caricatures and comics with Bibi Slippers.

SA Illustrators: Maaike Bakker

Bibi Slippers, Maaike Bakker 2012-06-15 Bibi Slippers in conversation with illustration lecturer and illustrator Maaike Bakker.

Recounting The River: Louis Minnaar and Maaike Bakker talk about collaboration, illustration and sloths

Bibi Slippers 2012-06-14

Illustrators Louis Minnaar and Maaike Bakker collaborated with storyteller Jaco van der Merwe to create a walk-in storybook in Cape Town’s Salon 91 art gallery. The exhibition, entitled The River, featured illustrations by Maaike and Louis, as well as the text for the story written by Jaco. The artists spoke to Bibi Slippers about creating the work for this show.