The 5 artists shaking up SA’s creative industry

Blessing Ngobeni, Nthato Mokgata, Lulu Mlangeni, Jefferson Tshabalala, and Sisonke Xonti join the ranks of the Standard Bank Young Artists
Five of South Africa’s most innovative […]

By |November 5th, 2019|0 Comments

I seek to work around the violence – Gabrielle Goliath

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art. This is the speech she gave at the opening of the visual art […]

By |June 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Kitty Phetla: dancing to her own tune

Kitty Phetla is a senior soloist and choreographer at Joburg Ballet. She has toured and performed extensively on stages across the globe. One of her most noteworthy recent […]

By |June 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Mandla Mlangeni: fluent in the language of jazz

Mandla Mlangeni is a jazz trumpeter and composer who has become a popular fixture on local and international stages. A gifted bandleader, Mlangeni has carved out […]

By |June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Amy Jephta: Championing theatre for and by women

This year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre is Amy Jephta. She is a playwright who has also built a reputation as a filmmaker, activist […]

By |April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

5 artistic innovators receive ‘ultimate accolade’

Mandla Mlangeni, Kitty Phetla, Megan-Geoffrey Prins, Amy Jephta and Gabrielle Goliath join the Standard Bank Young Artist honour roll 
Since its inception almost four decades ago, […]

By |October 31st, 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

Musa Hlatshwayo: exploring black male identity

‘This is an opportunity to create and stage work that will hopefully address the sociopolitical ills that we are currently going through, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Jemma Kahn: the pay-off of taking risks

We asked theatre maker Jemma Kahn, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, what she’s been working on for this year’s National Arts Festival. […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Jazztown 2018: mining the past to unearth music’s gems

The who’s who of jazz will descend on Grahamstown this July for the 31st Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs concurrently to the National Arts […]

By |April 30th, 2018|0 Comments