The best of South African jazz was on stage at the Vortex Jazz Club in the UK over the weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s premier jazz events. The festival is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015, a cultural exchange programme showcasing South African artists in Britain.
A composition inspired by Nelson Mandela, Freedom Dance: Toyi Toyi, earned musician Kesivan Naidoo the Standard Bank Young Artist Award.
A Rhodes University student has come up with a cheap and effective home test kit to check the microbial quality of water. It will specifically help rural communities avoid drinking contaminated water.
Writers took to the streets in Grahamstown on 7 July as part of Wordfest, the literary programme at the National Arts Festival that seeks to highlight the need for the proper development of a reading culture in South Africa.
South Africa’s annual National Arts Festival takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, at the end of June 2008 and promises a vibrant mix of dance, theatre, music and art.
South African-produced mead is making a name internationally, thanks to the foresight of a meadery that has given this honey-based alcoholic drink a commercial edge.