Sanda Mankayi, calm in the eye of the storm

Sanda Mankayi is in recovery! With this year’s Festival now being wrapped up, she took a moment to share what she’s learnt after stepping into […]

By |July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

…and that’s a wrap on #NAF18

NAF Executive Producer ASHRAF JOHAARDIEN reflects on his experience of the unruly, fabulous celebration of the arts that is the National Arts Festival
All the world […]

By |July 11th, 2018|1 Comment

There are no silences here: curators on 2018 programme

The works on the Curated Programme at this year’s National Arts Festival give a vivid, multi-textured impression of our complex local reality, writes Artistic Committee […]

By |June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Team Amaz!ng is ready to welcome you

Da-da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da, da
Da-da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da, da
– Michael, G. (2003). Amazing. Sony BMG.
In much the same way […]

By |June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Top 5: Gopala Davies shares his must-see shows

We asked actor and director GOPALA DAVIES what he’s looking most forward to seeing at #NAF18

put your heart under your feet…and walk/To Elu  – Steven Cohen […]

By |June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

June 16: the other boy in the photograph

Photographer Robert Frank is quoted as saying that, “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” Using Sam Nzima’s iconic […]

By |June 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Thandi Ntuli: the disciple of cool


‘A world without music would be like walking in a grey world, difficult to get through. I think art helps us get through some of […]

By |June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Dutch ensemble to present world premiere

Asko|Schönberg, the leading music ensemble for new music in the Netherlands, will present the world premiere of Circus Schönberg
 at the National Arts Festival in […]

By |June 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Uncovering hidden narratives in (South) Africa

Artistic Committee Member and curator of the Visual Art programme ERNESTINE WHITE-MIFETU says this year’s selection touches on all the different aspects of the lived […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

WATCH: Just get to the Festival and watch shows

We caught up with producer, comedian and TV presenter SIV NGESI at Cape Town’s Alexander Bar in the build-up to the National Arts Festival. A […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments