Media releases

NAF CEO to step down, new board members appointed

Makhanda – The National Arts Festival has announced that its long-serving Chief Executive Officer, Tony Lankester, will be stepping down from the position later this […]

By |July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Latest Ovation Award winners at #NAF2019

Artistic innovation, excellence, the exploration of new performance styles and the courage to open new conversation through the arts underpin the motivation for the winners of […]

By |July 6th, 2019|1 Comment

Masicule: Vusi Mahlasela to lead 800 voices in song

By Kate Davies

Masicule celebrates its sixth birthday at the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument in Makhanda on 24 and 25 February 2019. Masicule encourages […]

By |February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

3 flagship shows on sale in December

For the first time ever, audiences will have the chance in December to snap up early tickets to three flagship productions at the 2019 National […]

By |December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Access to arts ‘critical for transformation’

The arts’ scene elite attended a ceremony in Mpumalanga recently to hand over a special award to a most deserving theatre company – the Forgotten […]

By |September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

NAF to produce first-ever Fringe in UAE

EDINBURGH – Against the backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts platform, it was announced this week that South Africa’s National Arts […]

By |August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Deadline for 2019 Main programme extended

The closing date for new and established artists to submit proposals for possible inclusion in next year’s Main programme of the National Arts Festival, which […]

By |August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

National Arts Festival reports positive results

New projects and initiatives and the “consistency of delivering great art to our audiences” combined to give this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown a […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Forgotten Angle is 2018 recipient of Tambo Award

The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative receives the 2018 National Arts Festival Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award 
The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) has been announced […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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