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Press release: Zeitz MOCAA reveals 2020 exhibitions calendar

LitNet Kuns 2020-02-19

This robust and exciting line-up delves into the practices of artists, focuses on important narratives and critiques from across the continent and its diaspora, with an emphasis on the individual voices of artists. 

Press release: Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards Announce nominees for 2019/20

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-12

The nominees for the prestigious 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been unveiled. The winners will be announced at a gala event on 22 March, to be held at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.

Internationally acclaimed Moffie is a film about "hurt and shame"

Marli van Eeden, Oliver Hermanus Toyota US Woordfees 2020-02-12

"The film is also an exploration of the SADF and its effect on a generation of white men who were fed an ideology of hate and fear."

Film review: A million little pieces

Clifford Roberts Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-04

"A million little pieces is an engaging film that will transport you from your comfortable theatre seat, providing some limited insight into difficult lives that people endure."

Press release: Slave Route Challenge powered by Brimstone

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-29

One month to go to the 10th Anniversary of the Slave Route Challenge Powered by Brimstone taking place on Sunday 23 February 2020 on the Grand Parade in Cape Town.

Press release: The Mother City Comedy Festival is back – bigger and better than ever

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-22

Comedy-lovers are spoilt for choice during this fabulous festival of funniness.

Press release: The International Clarinet Extravaganza

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-21

The second International Clarinet Extravaganza will take place from 28 January until 1 February 2020 at the UFS Odeion School of Music (OSM) in Bloemfontein.

Press release: Opening ceremony and concert – 14th Unisa International Piano Competition

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-15

The 14th Unisa International Piano competition will commence on 20 January 2020 with an opening ceremony and concert. 

Press release: Starry cast for Athol Fugard’s masterpiece Master Harold … and the boys

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-12-19

A star-studded cast has been announced for a new Fugard Theatre production of Athol Fugard’s masterpiece Master Harold … and the boys which marks the start of the Fugard Theatre’s 2020 season and tenth birthday year.

2019: Réney Warrington’s movie highlights

Reney Warrington Film 2019-12-18

"The mere existence of a film such as Parasite gives me hope for the movie industry. The fact that it raked in $106,7 million at the box office makes me a little delirious. A film as brilliant, excruciating and funny as Parasite does not make that kind of money. And it’s not the only highlight of 2019." 

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show Rock ’n Roll Musical

Clifford Roberts Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-12-13

"Clearly, the full house to which the Rocky Horror Show opened on the main stage at the Artscape in Cape Town for its latest run, shows that time has not dimmed this star."

Press release: Vulture Productions presents three unique stories at the Baxter Masambe Theatre

LitNet Teater 2019-11-27

Vulture Productions invites you and your holiday spirit to engage in our upcoming showcase at the Baxter Masambe theatre from 19–28 December 2019. The showcase presents three unique stories, each story focusing on and exploring Cape Coloured culture and the Afrikaaps dialect. 

Press release: First look at Craig Urbani as Dr Frank ’n Furter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-26

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, The Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet’s A Christmas Carol fun for all the family

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-11-21

Cape Town City Ballet presents a sumptuous production of A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge that’s perfect holiday entertainment for the whole family! The production will be presented at Artscape Theatre from 14 to 24 December.

Press release: Zeitz MOCAA presents first museum solo exhibition in Africa by acclaimed Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga

LitNet Kuns 2019-11-21

On Thursday 21 November 2019, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) (Cape Town) opened an exhibition titled Acts at the Crossroads by internationally acclaimed, Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga.

Joburg Film Festival film review: Amazing grace – a concert

Reney Warrington Books and writers 2019-11-21

"Your enjoyment of this film hinges on whether you are an Aretha Franklin fan or not."

Joburg Film Festival film review: 8 – unconvincing

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"You must commend the South African film industry, where budgets are small, for attempting genres other than slapstick or drama, slightly more commercially viable options."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Hero – it should’ve been more

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"The extraordinary story is there – war hero, law expert, survivor, charmer – but the movie fails its subject dismally."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Luce – the sustained menace will haunt you

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"It could set in motion such thought-provoking and justifiable, yet completely conflicting, interpretations, that one could argue for weeks on end. It is marvellous."

Joburg Film Festival film review: Vision portraits – interesting topic, average film

Reney Warrington Film 2019-11-19

"It is a moving portrait of artists losing their sight, the one thing they depend on most."