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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
Placing the film “Inxeba – The Wound” in Historical Review
Story Synopsis Inxeba is essentially an intersectional story about three Xhosa men that is told in the setting of the ..read more
History of the ‘Indian Opinion’ newspaper
The Significance of Indian Opinion by Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie Department of History, University of the Western Cape ..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
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
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
The Performing Arts Councils (PACs)
The Performing Arts Councils (PACs) were conceived in 1961 to replace the NTO, and in 1963 then Minister of Education, ..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
Nobel Prizes and South African Laureates
..to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. Winning a Nobel Prize ..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
The Cordoned Heart
South Africa: The Cordoned Heart: A short history of the photography project of the Second Carnegie Inquiry into ..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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Afrapix
An Introduction - the South African anti apartheid Documentary Photography Collective in the 1980s. Afrapix, a ..read more
Medu Art Ensemble
In 1977, a group of "cultural workers"from the townships fled into exile in Gaborone, Botswana; including ..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 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

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