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Africa Time, Or The Land Of The Free To Sing And Dance

By DARISE FOSTER   Africa Day Celebrations / Joburg Theatre / May 23   May – Africa Month – was commemorated on the Mandela Stage at the Joburg Theatre as artists from across the continent came together to showcase their countries in support of African culture. Featuring Lura (Cape Verde), Femi ...

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What Will People Say About Meera On The Shadow Road?

By ROB HOFMEYR   The Road To En-Dor by EH Jones          6 The Texture Of Shadows by Mandla Langa          8 What About Meera by ZP Dala          6 What Will People Say? by Rehana Rossouw         ...

Delta Langbroeke Soetstemme with Adriaan Brand and Les Javan.
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Harvesting Heritage, Or Brand-Building Efforts

By BRUCE DENNILL   Oesfees is a music festival that was inaugurated at Solms-Delta in Franschhoek in April 2008, and is now an annual event. The Franschhoek Oesfees, a harvest festival, takes the form of a heartfelt “thank-you” to the valley’s farm-workers, to celebrate their hard work ...

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Do You, In Fact, Have Any Halloumi Cheese In This Shop?

By LASS AMIGAS   Admittedly taking a drive out into the Jozi countryside on a wet and rainy Friday afternoon for a long lazy lunch is not the brightest thought ever, but who doesn’t grab the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a really nice person ...

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What’s Good For The Goose Is Better For The Audience, Or Take A Gander At This

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Snow Goose / Auto & General Theatre On The Square, Johannesburg / Starring James Cairns and Taryn Bennett / Directed by Jenine Collocott   Paul Gallico’s famous story is, in quantitative terms, a mere slip of a thing; a few dozen pages ...

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Harvesting Heritage, Or Brand-Building Efforts0

Harvesting Heritage, Or Brand-Building Efforts

By BRUCE DENNILL   Oesfees is a music festival that was inaugurated at Solms-Delta in Franschhoek in April 2008, and is now an annual event. The Franschhoek Oesfees, a harvest festival, takes the form of a heartfelt “thank-you” to the ...

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Scripting Tradition, Or Show And (William) Tell0

Scripting Tradition, Or Show And (William) Tell

By ALBRECHT BEHMEL   What really fascinates me as a writer is the question why some stories enter tradition and others don’t. There is plenty of good stuff out there that nobody reads anymore. Material that is totally ...

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Extract From Love In The Time Of Contempt By Joanne Fedler0

Extract From Love In The Time Of Contempt By Joanne Fedler

FOREWORD So here’s my problem…. So here’s my problem: when it comes to generating writing material, teenagers are gold. Their world is a narcissist, anarchic, paranoid hell of anxieties and stresses about how they look, how popular they ...

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  • 2 – Baldwin
  • 4 – Kawai
  • 6 – Bechstein
  • 8 – Steinway
  • 10 – Bosendorfer

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Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration0

Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration

By BRUCE DENNILL   Istanbul. Home to the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn, the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace and dozens of other world-famous tourist attractions, it’s also riddled with side roads; non-descript, non-guidebook diversions ...

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Do You, In Fact, Have Any Halloumi Cheese In This Shop?0

Do You, In Fact, Have Any Halloumi Cheese In This Shop?

By LASS AMIGAS   Admittedly taking a drive out into the Jozi countryside on a wet and rainy Friday afternoon for a long lazy lunch is not the brightest thought ever, but who doesn’t grab the opportunity to spend ...

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Creativity In Situ, Or Home-Grown Inspiration0

Creativity In Situ, Or Home-Grown Inspiration

The photographs are taken from the book South African Artists At Home by Paul Duncan (Struik Lifestyle) and used with the permission of the publisher.                  

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Precipitating Positivity, Or Winning In The Wet0

Precipitating Positivity, Or Winning In The Wet

Singin’ In The Rain, another critically acclaimed award-winning production direct from London’s West End, will be produced and presented in South Africa by Pieter Toerien

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A Special Tribute: Chris Van Wyk - In His Own Words0

A Special Tribute: Chris Van Wyk – In His Own Words

Chris van Wyk (1957-2014) arrived on the literary scene at the age of 22 with It Is Time To Go Home, a startlingly accomplished collection

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