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Cape Town Fringe returns to Mother City

Cape Town Fringe returns to Mother City

A thought-provoking selection of bold productions is on the programme of the second annual Cape Town Fringe. The 11-day festival is a showcase of the best of South African theatre, with productions from across the country in an" engaged, original, and socially aware programme".

Documentary festival brings environmental message

The South African Eco Film Festival is taking place at four venues this year, in three cities and a retreat. Catch some of the finest thought-provoking short and feature-length documentaries, 12 of which have never been seen in South Africa before. All carry an environmental message.

It's a wrap for the first Cape Town Fringe

It’s a wrap for the first Cape Town Fringe

The organisers of the first Cape Town Fringe festival say the attendance figures for the 11-day festival of theatre, music and dance have set them on the same growth path as other festivals they've studied - particularly their World Fringe Alliance partner festivals in Amsterdam, Prague and New York.
South African director confronts colonial masters

South African director confronts colonial masters

South African playwright Brett Bailey's Exhibit B turns the gaze on the spectator in a confrontational installation about colonial cruelty. Currently on at the Edinburgh festival, the show features set-pieces based on the so-called "human zoos" of the 19th century.
South African writers head for Edinburgh book fest

South African writers head for Edinburgh book fest

Damon Galgut, Zakes Mda and Mpho Tutu are among a number of South African authors who will be taking part in this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival, while CA Davids has been nominated for the festival's First Book Award for her novel, The Blacks of Cape Town.

Top female chefs dice it out for Mzansi honours

Top chefs all seem to be men, but women are taking a bigger slice of the cooking pie. The inaugural Mzansi International Culinary Festival will look at the role of women in the culinary world, as well as work towards establishing a definitive South African cuisine. There will be good things to taste, too.

Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

South Africa's Durban International Film Festival initiated a world first on Monday as it began broadcasting a full week of African documentary films to television audiences across sub-Saharan Africa.
Cape Town to play host to 'cheeky' new arts festival

Cape Town to play host to ‘cheeky’ new arts festival

A bold new arts festival modelled on the world's most popular fringe festivals will be held in Cape Town in September, Tony Lankester, the chief executive of the National Arts Festival, announced on Tuesday. A spin-off of the South Africa's premier festival, it will be run in partnership with the City of Cape Town.

Festival of poetry and art, wine farms and music

International and local poets will gather at Spier Wine Estate in the lush Stellenbosch valley outside Cape Town for discussions, translations, readings and master classes. The Dancing in Other Words / Die Dansende Digtersfees International Poetry Festival promises to inspire.

African films feature in Dubai

Over the past decade, the Dubai International Film Festival has raised the profile of cinema arts, drawing Hollywood mega-stars and new and contemporary voices from Africa and Asia. This year is no different, with several films from Africa on the programme.

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