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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
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Rock Art
Most researchers who study rock art tend to focus on technical aspects, such as the material and techniques used. Their ..read more
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South African National Symbols and Heritage
This feature highlights aspects of South African Heritage and symbols of South Africa. A person's heritage is ..read more
South African Film
Feature Films are the long format, fictional (non-factual) films you see in cinemas. They are called long format ..read more
Bolt (1970-1975)
Bolt, a periodical covering English language studies focussing on contemporary South African reviews, criticism and ..read more
Black Consciousness: Cultural Expression and Representation
Though first publicized as a respected medium for the liberation struggle in 1967, poetry and literary expression had ..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 Newspapers and News Sites
National Newspapers and News Sites: Independent Online - Union of several South African newspapers such as Cape Argus ..read more
Medu and the culture of liberation
In 1977, a group of "cultural workers"from the townships fled into exile in Gaborone, Botswana; including ..read more
Defining culture, heritage and identity
What is heritage and identity? People learn and are influenced by the place and the people around them. In a country ..read more
The Market Photo Workshop
The Market Photo workshop is a division of the Market Theatre Foundation. Founded by renowned documentary photographer ..read more
Drum Magazine
The establishment of Drum Magazine in the 1950s, notwithstanding the newly-elected Nationalist Party’s policy of ..read more
Gallery 101
In 1961, the Swiss Fernand Francis Haenggi (b. 1934, Dijon, France) and his mother Mrs F.M.L. Haenggi founded Gallery ..read more
December 16, the reflection of a changing South African heritage
Introduction December 16 looms large in the history of South Africa. Today in the new South African it is celebrated as ..read more
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South Africa and the Olympic Games
Background What is today referred to as the “Ancient Olympic Games”, was a sports festival celebrated in ..read more
The 1st Johannesburg Biennale negotiates the politics of South African cultural re-entry
In an attempt to restore artistic exchange and dialogue after the Cultural Boycotts of the Isolation Years, the first ..read more

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