February 2020

‘Intriguing, hopeful’ script wins 2020 Distell competition

By |February 4th, 2020|

Amy Louise Wilson was announced as the winner of the 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition at an awards ceremony in Stellenbosch on Friday 31 January.
The […]

December 2019

Monica Newton takes the reins at NAF

By |December 4th, 2019|

Experienced arts administrator Monica Newton has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Arts Festival. She will take up her position […]

November 2019

5 fresh voices are this year’s Distell finalists

By |November 25th, 2019|

The names of the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition of 2020 have been announced.
These fresh new South African voices, whose scripts have […]

Apply now to be part of the Fringe in 2020

By |November 7th, 2019|

The call for registration for the 2020 Fringe at the National Arts Festival is now open! The 46th Festival will take place from 25 June […]

The 5 artists shaking up SA’s creative industry

By |November 5th, 2019|

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 […]

October 2019

Rucera Seethal is NAF’s new Artistic Director 

By |October 2nd, 2019|

Rucera Seethal is the newly appointed Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival (NAF), the flagship festival held annually in Makhanda and the biggest festival […]

August 2019

Explained: New pathways to the NAF Fringe

By |August 29th, 2019|

Given the tough broader arts environment that artists are operating in, the challenges of Makhanda as well as the heavy cost of staging the Fringe, […]

Sharjah: Be part of a brand-new fringe festival

By |August 26th, 2019|

The inaugural 2020 Sharjah Fringe, the first-ever fringe festival in the UAE, will be a brand-new, global platform of the best family and children’s theatre. […]

Let’s talk about the future of the Fringe

By |August 21st, 2019|

A new-look National Arts Festival Fringe is on the way – and we want to run it by you
The arts world is going through interesting […]

Tony and Thuli Cox – live in concert in Makhanda

By |August 20th, 2019|

Tony Cox Live in Concert – with special guest Thuli Cox
Presented in partnership with the Creative City Project
A special concert is planned for the end […]