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Twist brings stories to stage

Twist thumbBringing stories to life through performance art and putting actors on stage is at the heart of Twist Theatre Development Projects, a grassroots arts organisation.

SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

On 21 February 1917, the SS Mendi troopship carrying more than 800 black South African men sank off the Isle of Wight in the British Channel. The bravery of the men as they stared death in the face is portrayed on staged at the Soweto Theatre.
Farmers sought for Nguni cattle project

Land tenure to take centre stage at summit

Land tenure reform in South Africa, including the issues of tenure insecurity in commercial farming areas and tenure challenges in communal areas, will take centre stage at a three-day national Land Tenure Summit in Johannesburg next week.

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.

McLean masters Transalp MTB stage race

McLean masters Transalp MTB stage race

South Africa's Andrew McLean and his Austrian teammate, Heinz Zorweg, claimed a dominant category victory and finished 20th overall at the 17th annual Bike Transalp international mountain bike stage race in Europe on the weekend.
Big money for SA mountain bike race

Big guns commit to Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Though October is still a way off, the list of podium contenders for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is already an impressive one, with national, continental and world champions committing to the international mountain bike stage race.
Smash hit

Smash hit

With every puppet in the award-winning stage production War Horse designed and handcrafted in Cape Town by the Handspring Puppet Company, it is only fitting that the production returns to the country to be enjoyed by South African audiences, says producer Chris Harper.

Dance and fashion make a perfect pair

The designer meets the choreographer, and together they make happy music. Black Coffee's Jacques van der Watt and Vuyani's Gregory Maqoma have worked together for more than a decade, culminating in a performance of purity and distortion, a surreal journey from outer space to the landscapes of Earth.

Cape Town sets stage for Chan 2014

Cape Town sets stage for Chan 2014

Cape Town will open the third-ever African Nations Championship with a glittering, music-filled ceremony on Saturday, ahead of the first game between Bafana Bafana and its neighbour Mozambique. Find out all you need to know about this uniquely African football tournament.
SA joins solar clean water project

A Pretty amazing talent

From a forgotten township in Mpumalanga to the venerable La Scala in Milan, soprano Pretty Yende has travelled an astonishing journey – and she is only 28. Hers is an extraordinary story of talent, hard work and determination.
South African opera diva’s big win in Moscow


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