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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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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks
Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the ..read more
History of South African National Orders and Awards
The birth of a new non-racial and non -sexist democracy in South Africa necessitated a critical review of the system of ..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
Origins of major world religions reflected in SA
Religion is an important part of millions of people's lives across the world. Thousands of African people are ..read more
Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal (PACT)
PACT was founded in Pretoria on 3rd January 1963 with P.P.B Breytenbach as the first director. It was founded under the ..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
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
Definition of Natural and Cultural heritage sites
There are two types of World Heritage Sites. The first represents cultural and the second natural heritage. Cultural ..read more
Drum Magazine
The establishment of Drum Magazine in the 1950s, notwithstanding the newly-elected Nationalist Party’s policy of ..read more
National Heritage Day
Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to ..read more
Dance For All (DFA)
Established in 1991, Dance For All (DFA) is a non-profit dance organisation, originally known as Ballet for All. DFA ..read more
Africanist News and Views (1968-1973)
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan- ..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
Staffrider magazine (1978-1993)
Staffrider was a South African literary and arts magazine published by Ravan Press in Johannesburg from 1978 to 1993. ..read more
Spark: A Progressive Arts Project Publication
"On Language South Africa is a land of many languages, but these languages can be divided into two main categories ..read more

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