Students unflinching in tackling gender at NAF

Much of the work performed on the Student Festival at this year’s National Arts Festival demonstrated that students are grappling with the politics of gender.

This […]

By |July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Ovation Awards celebrate fresh talent at 2018 Festival


The best of new works on the National Arts Festival’s Fringe were celebrated at at the Standard Bank Ovation Awards  function at the Monument in […]

By |July 9th, 2018|1 Comment

Catch Naledi award winners at the Festival

The National Arts Festival is the premier showcase of the best theatre in the country – and audiences can look forward to some award-winning experiences […]

By |June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Celebrating 30, 20 and 10 years on the Fringe

They are the “staatmakers” of the Fringe at the National Arts Festival – the ones audiences rely on year after year for sure-fire entertainment. This […]

By |June 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Young director tells her story of student protests

Upcoming playwright and Fleur du Cap nominee Nwabisa Plaatjie brings her deeply personal story 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS, which is set against the […]

By |June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Fearless, funny, charming and daring: the Fringe in 2018

Fringe festivals – the playground of the independent, original artist – continue to be a vital force in global arts, as evidenced by the massive […]

By |May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Zikhona Monaheng, Queen of the Fringe

The Fringe Manager of the National Arts Festival, Zikhona Monaheng – known by everyone as Zee – is our one in a zillion and a […]

By |February 27th, 2018|1 Comment

GALLERY: Best of the Festival (Part 2)

All photographs by Jan Potgieter. His passion for performing arts photography relates to his love for photographing people. He says he has always loved capturing fleeting […]

By |July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Ovation Awards 2017 – Special, Silver and Gold

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Fringe17: Reflecting the state of our nation

By holding up a mirror to South Africa, artists on the Fringe programme offer audiences a chance to reflect as well as to escape, writes […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments