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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.

OppiKoppi 18: your Sweet\Thing

Steyn du Toit 2012-06-13 It is almost time for this year's Oppikoppi festival again. The theme for this year is Sweet\Thing. Some of the international bands that will be performing include The Eagles of Death Metal, Bullet for my Valentine and Enter Shikari. Steyn du Toit asked organisers, Hilltop Live, what else festivalgoers can expect. 

Free entry at Iziko Museums on Youth Day

2012-06-13 To celebrate Youth Day, the Iziko Museums can be visited free of charge this Saturday.

Nicholas Spagnoletti wins Olive Schreiner Prize

2012-06-13 Nicholas Spagnoletti has been awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama for his play London Road

Melanie Cleary's latest exhibition, New Year’s Day, opens at The Photographers Gallery za

Steyn du Toit, Melanie Cleary 2012-06-11 Melanie Cleary's latest exhibition, New Year’s Day, consists of photos taken during the annual New Year's gathering on Durban North Beach.

The Voice of Youth Launches at The Assembly

2012-06-11 Glossy youth culture magazine, LIVE, is holding an event to coincide with the launch of their new mobile site. 

PHFAT releases music video for Kill the Universe

Steyn du Toit, PHFAT 2012-06-07 PHFAT just released a brand-new music video for the song, Kill the Universe. In this interview with LitNet Mike from the band talks third-party powers, a new range of t-shirts, and that elusive debut album. 

Cape Town Edge set to rock Grahamstown

Steyn du Toit, Jon Keevy 2012-06-05 The pioneering Cape Town Edge is back at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from 28 June to 8 July. Jon Keevy, the company coordinator and marketing manager, tells Steyn du Toit what festivalgoers can look forward to.

Asleep in Transit gives away debut EP for free

Steyn du Toit, Asleep in Transit 2012-06-05 Asleep in Transit, an exciting new band from Durban, just released their debut EP for free. In this interview with Steyn du Toit, they explain this very clever marketing move.

Klankbeeld / sound image: Debussy’s 12 préludes in paint

2012-06-05 Klankbeeld / sound image is inspired by impressionist composer Claude Debussy’s (1862–1918) 12 préludes in his Premier Livre (1910) and consists of 12 works each by Clare Menck and Anthea Delmotte. The exhibition ends 8 June 2012.

Jam-packed youth programme at Artscape during Youth Month

2012-06-04 Artscape offers an exciting talent mix at this year’s Youth Month celebrations ranging from musical drama to a disability career expo. 

The Cape Town #TBDZA Twitter Blanket Drive South Africa a huge success

2012-06-01 As the country prepares to beat the winter chill, Capetonians and people from all over SA opened up their hearts to add warmth to those less fortunate, in the National Twitter Blanket Drive South Africa, #TBDZA, held at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre Hotel on Saturday 26 May 2012.

iHAMLET: Shakespeare's longest play in 60 minutes

Steyn du Toit, Jade Bowers 2012-06-01 After a very succesful run in Johannesburg, the critically acclaimed production of iHAMLET – starring Ashraf Johaardien – is heading for Cape Town. Jade Bowers, the play's director and designer talks about condensing Shakespeare's longest play into one hour.

Glaskas spog met nuwe CD en musiekvideo

Steyn du Toit, Glaskas 2012-06-01 Glaskas het pas die eerste musiekvideo vir Menslik uitgereik. Hulle gesels met Steyn du Toit oor wat aanhangers van die nuwe CD, Verganklik en afhanklik, kan verwag.