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The Kickstarter Creative Arts Empowerment Project Resource delivery

Kickstarter is an educational teacher empowerment and artist in a residency programme, at the Intermediate level (Grade 4, 5, and 6) in South African Primary Schools which has been running since 2015 with the support of Rand Merchant bank. The project was originally based in two districts in Kwa Zulu Natal ( Umlazi and Umgungundlovu) […]

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STATEMENT ON END OF SIT-IN (ABALHALI BA SE NAC)

On 19 March 2021, Assitej South Africa pledged their support toward Sibongile Mngoma and the creatives (now Abahlali ba se NAC) for their resilience and courage in standing up on behalf of the creative and cultural industry. They staged a sit/sleep in at the National Arts Council offices since 3 March, an unprecedented action in […]

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AFRICA pays tribute to Yvette Hardie

On 23 April, Africa invited the world to zoom into the leadership and legacy of Yvette Hardie. This followed her stepping down as the President of ASSITEJ International, a role she constitutionally assumed for three consecutive terms since 2011. Welcoming the guests was ASSITEJ Nigeria Chairperson and ASSITEJ International Executive Member Pamela Udoko, who introduced […]

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ASSITEJ SA to produce a new play for TYA

ASSITEJ South Africa is proud to announce that they will be producing ‘Lehe Le Kganyapa’, a new play by Modisana Mabale. This play will debut at their Biennial International Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences, Cradle of Creativity, in 2021. Mabale’s work was selected from a strong field of nine new plays for young audiences, […]

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21 Acts of Goodness Campaign

ASSITEJ SA and the Outreach Foundation (Hillbrow) are working together to support the matric class of 2020 as part of a larger campaign and movement called ‘21 Acts of Goodness’ led by the Old Mutual Foundation. #21ActsOfGoodness aims to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it has presented to the Matric class of 2020. This […]

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Stories are an injection of joy – Baeletsi Tsatsi

                We travel to experience another culture, to hear songs in foreign languages, to dance with abandon in foreign soil, and to repeat loudly the names of those we’re meeting on the journey. We also travel to celebrate that people are people, that challenges are similar the world over, […]

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Sour-dough and Minecraft: what I learned about playwriting during lockdown. – Tamara Schulz

The 2019 CASA winner, South African Playwright Tamara Schulz, shares her writing challenges and triumphs in this beautifully written blog. Tamara is currently working on a new play with her Canadian mentor/dramaturge Patti Flather and South African mentor/director, Tshego Khutsoane as she navigates creativity during the pandemic. This quarantine was never going to be about […]

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Lockdown in South Africa: Say what, Kids?

Report by Tsholofelo Shounyane Since March 26, our beloved South Africa has been under much confusion and tension. Just trying to get through the days, moment to moment – and level to level! Have we ever really been in a state of disaster since our democracy began? Have we had to deal with something this […]

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