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LitNet Teater 2019-02-28

Set against the historical backdrop of the Cape slave trade and the Malay diaspora in South Africa, Johaardien’s award-winning play has been performed in London, New York, Amsterdam, Denmark and all over South Africa. Through artful storytelling, the playwright focuses on themes of identity, history and group belonging through an intimately personal lens taking audiences on a journey across the Cape Flats to Robben Island – and then to and from Bombay – back in time, to the 17th century, when the Dutch were at war with the Portuguese. 

Press release: Nominees for the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announced

LitNet Teater 2019-02-05

The nominees for the 54th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced.

Green book – unsettling, yet heart-warming

Reney Warrington Film 2019-02-04

"The controversy surrounding this film should not dissuade people from watching it. (Google if you must.) It is a nuanced, tender tale about an unlikely friendship that overcame loneliness, bigotry and class differences. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali’s performances appear effortless."

The favourite – a reward for the committed cinephile

Reney Warrington Film 2019-01-31

"The film is visually sumptuous, thanks to incredibly detailed costumes, lavish locations, great camerawork, dimly lit scenes and perfectly precise editing."

Press Release: Applications are open for the 2019 Gauteng International Arts Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-28

The board of the Gaufestival is proud to extend a cordial invitation to parties who are keen to be on board, in whatever capacity, for the 2019 festival taking place 20 September to 6 October.

Press Release: PATCH Fundraiser Live Music Concert at Spier Amphitheatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-24

Press Release: Five of South Africa's most popular musical acts will be performing at an exclusive concert at the beautiful Spier Wine Estate Amphitheatre on the 2nd of February 2019. 

Press release: Head of ASSITEJ SA wins prestigious international award for contribution to theatre for young people

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-01-24

The national director of ASSITEJ SA, Yvette Hardie, has been awarded a prestigious international award in recognition of her global contribution to the development of theatre for young people.

Press Release: Real Concerts presents The Mango Groove 30th Anniversary Concert

LitNet Musiek 2019-01-23

Mango Groove and Real Concerts are delighted to announce that Mango Groove will be performing a once-off, spectacular 30th Anniversary Concert at the Teatro Theatre at Montecasino on Friday, 8 March 2019.

The old man & the gun

Reney Warrington Film 2019-01-08

"The old man & the gun does not demand too much; it does not aim to unsettle or shock. It tells a marvellous tale of a bank robber who simply loved robbing banks, got caught, broke out 17 times and returned to what he loved – robbing banks."

Blindspotting – for real, for real and damn funny

Reney Warrington Film 2018-12-19

"The film goes beyond issues of race and looks, without being cynical, at other blind spots such as hanging with the wrong friends, the pressure of culture, aggression, gentrification and the failures of the justice system."

Widows tried to be too many things

Reney Warrington Film 2018-12-06

"Widows tries to be a heist movie-cum-social drama, but does not deliver on either."

Private life is bracingly funny and moving

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-11-27

"The great thing about Private life is that it does not take sides. It shows you the couple’s total heartbreak and fatigue, but also that their obsession with having a baby is destroying their lives."

In Harmony: Cape Town Chamber Choir | Kaapstadse Kamerkoor

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-11-22

You are invited to the Cape Town Chamber Choir's In Harmony on Sunday the 25th of November 2018 at the Centre of the Book in Cape Town.

A star is born has a split personality

Reney Warrington Film 2018-11-21

"A star is born, apart from its faults, manages one thing deftly: to launch Lady Gaga’s acting career. (American horror story does not count.) She outshines (and outsings) the veterans in this film."

The girl in the spider’s web – slick, but lacklustre

Reney Warrington Film 2018-11-13

"Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The girl in the spider’s web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller."

Die reuk van appels: an interview with director Lara Bye

Naomi Meyer, Lara Bye Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-11-06

"It is about history and remembering, and trying to figure out the present and how we can move forward with some sense of wholeness. But it is also the story of a young boy whom we care deeply about, who experiences a very devastating life journey."

Sew the winter to my skin: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-10-22

"Sew the winter to my skin does not live up to its utterly poignant title."

Aardklop 2018: Maboneng Township Arts Experience, an interview

Siphiwe Ngwenya, Yolanda Wessels Aardklop 2018-09-27

Siphiwe Ngwenya, founding director of Maboneng Township Arts Experience, and his team arrange tours for festival visitors from the Aardklop festival venue to visit local houses in Ikageng that have been converted into art galleries. During such a tour festival visitors get a unique opportunity to meet the home owners and artists.

Jesse Clegg: taking the world by storm

Yolanda Wessels Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-09-26

"Music, for me, is a way to understand the world. I write about relationships – my own and others’ – and it is this combination of personal and observational experiences that inspires me to create."

Leave no trace – quietly observing its subjects             

Reney Warrington Film 2018-09-25

"The film ultimately questions issues such as living off the grid versus needing community, broken soldiers coming home, forced assimilation into society and religion, and father-daughter relationships."