Thabo Makheta-Kwinana awarded 2014 ACT ImpACT Award for Design

Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana has been named the 2014 ImpACT Award winner for Design by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT). Lesotho-born Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana started her own business in 2009 after graduating from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University with a National Diploma in Fashion Design.

Jacques Bessenger, Nolo Phiri, Thabo Makheta-Kwinana & Nkhensani Mdlonzo

Jacques Bessenger, Nolo Phiri, Thabo Makheta-Kwinana & Nkhensani Mdlonzo


Finalists for the ImpACT Awards for Design 2014 announced

ImpACT Awards, sponsored by Distell Foundation, are given annually to honour young artists that have reached a notable level in their careers and public nominations in the categories of Theatre, Visual Art, Design and Music & Singing were invited. The winners of the annual ACT Awards will be announced at the 17th Annual Awards Ceremony on 25 November 2014, which will also mark the Trust’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

The judges for the impACT Awards, convened by ACT Trustee Caroline Smart, include visual artist David Koloane, fashion designer Eugienie Drakes, jazz musician Herbie Tsoaeli and Moving into Dance Mophatong’s Nadia Virasamy. (more…)

British Council Connect ZA presents: Innovation Month

This September British Council Connect ZA, in collaboration with a number of partners, is creating new opportunities and plugging into a range of exciting events. Celebrating innovation and exploring the intersections between arts and the digital space, and writing new South African stories, this September is packed with events from the best young makers and creatives from the UK and Africa. Most of the activity is taking place in the bustling creative hub of Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This series of projects is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is a partnership with the Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa and the British Council. (more…)

R1 million public artwork competition

To mark the 20 year anniversary of living in a free and democratic South Africa, the Western Cape Government (WCG) is launching a competition for an exceptional, permanent artwork. Portraits do not qualify and will not be accepted.

The piece must highlight the chosen theme of 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy while incorporating the World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 theme of Live Design, Transform Life. It should depict the extraordinary history and diversity of Cape Town’s community, while still pointing to the city’s aspirations of the future. (more…)

British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures

Creatives from the UK, South Africa and rest of Africa will gather in Johannesburg for the British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures.

Connect ZA

Next month sixteen leading young creative innovators and entrepreneurs from across South Africa, the rest of Africa and the UK will gather in the heart of Johannesburg for a three-day event featuring creative exchanges, collaborations, talks, performances and live music parties. (more…)

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