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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
National Theatre Organisation (1947)
The National Theatre Organisation (NTO) was a state funded institution, which was founded to promote and produce ..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 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
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
Black South African literature
The origins of Black South African literature in English lie in the Eastern Cape. The Glasgow Missionary Society ..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
Afrikaans: the Language of Black and Coloured Dissent
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space ..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
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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
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
Defining culture, heritage and identity
What is heritage and identity? Questions of heritage and identity are not as straightforward as they might first appear ..read more
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. The musical ..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
African Heritage Sites
Within 37 African countries, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has listed 135 ..read more

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