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Retired UCT academic unravels mystery of Wilde's wife

Retired UCT academic unravels mystery of Wilde’s wife

The death of Constance Wilde, wife of playwright Oscar Wilde, remained a mystery for over a century. Now, thanks to medical sleuthing by retired UCT academic and psychiatrist Dr Ashley Robins, and Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, the cause of her death may have been discovered.
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.

A life remembered on the stage

For nearly two years Sibongile Mkhabela had nothing but a concrete wall as a sounding board. A student leader in 1976, she was detained at the notorious John Vorster Square. To cope, she willed herself to forget. But in By The Apricot Tree, her daughter, playwright Ntsako Mkhabela, unpacks her life and her memories.

Alexandra theatre festival lauds women directors

Local playwright Mokgoro Ntshieng is adamant that female voices be heard in South African theatres. She has opened her own theatre, featuring performances by handpicked dramatists who bring their directing skills to bear on powerful pieces.

Tributes for actor-writer Matshikiza

Tributes for actor-writer Matshikiza

Tributes have been pouring in for South African actor, playwright and journalist John Matshikiza, who died after suffering a heart attack in a restaurant in Johannesburg on Monday night.
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Brand South Africa Trustees

Many influential figures in South African government, business and civil society serve on the Board of Brand South Africa.

Market remembers Manaka

Market remembers Manaka

The life and talents of the late Matsemela Manaka, gifted playwright, artist and poet, will be celebrated with the staging of his musical Goree at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg this month.

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