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ASSITEJ South Africa is celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2022. The organisation began on 2 July 2007, and this day in 2022, will see us hosting our Birthday Celebrations at Amazwi National Museum of Literature. Join us on Saturday 2 July 2022 for: 10h00 – Storytelling from our vibrant “iStimela Sendaba” storytellers 10h30 – Indigenous […]
According to the Sesotho calendar, Motsheanong (May) is the tenth month of the year. Accordingly, the plants are laughing at the birds that in Hlakubele (March) were giving them a hard time eating the sorghum uninvited, just as thlaku tsa mabele (grains of the sorghum) were beginning to show. Now in Motsheanong, the grains have […]
ASSITEJ has officially moved to the Market Theatre’s Windybrow Arts Centre in Johannesburg. This comes after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines the rental terms and partnership exchange between ASSITEJ and the Market Theatre. The first activity to kickstart this partnership between ASSITEJ and the Windybrow Arts Centre was the hosting of the ASSITEJ SA Annual General Meeting on 5 February 2022.
The Magnet Theatre’s Early Years Programme won the Award for Innovation in Theatre at 57th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards which took place on 27 March 2022. This was a milestone for theatre for young audiences since this field is very seldom the focus of these kinds of awards.
Contact: Ryan on email@example.com Provide bio/CV, 2 references and a letter of interest. Theatre4Youth Coordinators Period: 9 month contract (renewable, funding permitting) Full time: blend of virtual and in-person work Remuneration: R12 000 monthly (or portion thereof if part-time) Date of job commencement: May/June 2022 (funding-dependent) ASSITEJ SA is looking for provincial Theatre4Youth Coordinators, with […]
What a ride! We launched into this new year’s programme by completing 9 full days of residential training with 48 Artist-facilitators from four provinces (Gauteng, Northern Cape, KZN and Free State) in Johannesburg from Monday 10 to 18 January. The training comprised a range of skills including facilitating all four Creative Arts forms (dance, music, […]
Phokojwe (Jackal) and Ntja (Dog) are related mammals. They are said to belong to the family of canines and are omnivores. It is not surprising that a fable about nourishment could ensue between them. A story goes that Phokojwe admired Ntja’s fat physique while Ntja felt sympathy for Phokojwe’s slim physique. Consequently, Ntja invited Phokojwe […]
by Selloane ‘Lalu’ Mokuku Barbie’s smile remained frozen on the school bag carried by a man driving an imaginary car. The young girl strutted along with an infectious giggle. The man made all the necessary car sounds and occasionally overtook pedestrians. At times pulling on brakes to avoid some obstacles on their way. Such I […]
Leqephe le letjha (a new page) is a Sesotho expression that is often used in moments of reconciliation or to signify a new start. Writers tell of leqephe, a page, where they scribble thoughts that grow into stories that reach far and are received by multitudes. As Maya Angelou would argue “there is no greater […]