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King Kong the Musical 1959 -1961

King Kong: An African Jazz, was the first all-Black South African musical which opened in 2 February 1959... read more
The History of Christmas Day and its celebration in South Africa
Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25 in Catholic, Protestant, and most Orthodox churches, is a public holiday in ..read more
Insurrections: The Storming
September 2015, District Six Homecoming Centre, Cape Town. Performance Curated by: Sumangala Damodaran, Tina Schouw ..read more
Music and culture as forms of resistance
Music Music was a central feature of the urban culture that developed in Johannesburg and in Sophiatown in particular. ..read more
South African Association of Art Historians (founded 1984)
Who is SAAAH? About SAAAH The South African Association of Art Historians (SAAAH), founded in 1984, is the major ..read more
National Theatre Organisation (1947)
The National Theatre Organisation (NTO) was a state funded institution, which was founded to promote and produce ..read more
African Art Centre
The African Art Centre is a non-profit organisation based in KwaZulu-Natal. Founded in 1959, it was under the ..read more
The New Group
This was a group or collective of young South African artists who, upon their return from study in Europe in 1937 began ..read more
Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB)
CAPAB was instituted to promote the performing arts in the Cape Province. Operational costs for CAPAB, the Performing ..read more
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South Africa’s World heritage sites
A World Heritage Site is declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). For ..read more
International Rugby World Cup Timeline 1983-2011
The involvement of the South African national rugby team, the Springboks, in international rugby is rife with ..read more
Women in African Literature: Writing and Representation
Africa has produced a number of female authors who were, and still are, able to assert themselves as writers, both on a ..read more
Black South African literature
The origins of Black South African literature in English lie in the Eastern Cape. The Glasgow Missionary Society ..read more
The National Arts Festival
In 1974, an inaugural festival titled the 1820 Settlers National Monument  was opened as a memorial to the British ..read more
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KwaMsiza - A Ndebele village
KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and ..read more
Kwaito
This genre of music started emerging in the 1990s. It is a mixture of a number of different rhythms from marabi of the ..read more

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