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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 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
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
KKNK – Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees
The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (abbreviated to KKNK) is a national arts festival with a primary focus on ..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
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Lineages of Freedom: a Celebration of Culture and Shared Ties
Lineages of Freedom is a festival organised by South African History Online and The Centre of the Humanities at ..read more
Artist Proof Studio
Artist Proof Studio (APS) offers a three-year printmaking-training program to diverse young people from across South ..read more
The Cape Minstrels: Origins and Evolution of Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) in the Cape
Introduction In the years following 1994, South Africa has become well known for its culturally diverse population and ..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
Natal Performing Arts Council (NAPAC)
NAPAC was founded on 25 July 1963 under Chris Lombard as the first director. The first office premises were two small ..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
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History of ‘New Age’ Newspaper
The Predecessor of this left-wing publication was The Guardian. The Guardian itself was founded in 1937 by trade ..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
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
Performing Arts Council of the Orange Free State (PACOFS)
PACOFS operated from Bloemfontein with Rex Hugo as the first director. In 1996, state subsidy was reduced and PACOFS ..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

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