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MANTLWANENG: The hub of vulnerability and growth

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 […]

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Ngwana Kgotso: Passing generosity on, sustaining generosity

Ngwana Kgotso ha a lebale tsa kgotsong is a Sesotho expression that contextualises a child’s lived experience and how it impacts their immediate environment. The expression can loosely be translated to mean a peaceful environment that one grows in, shapes and makes who they become later on in life. In return, such people create a […]

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Sainthood Play used to discuss race with High School Learners

ASSITEJ South Africa launches workshop series discussing racism with high school learners in Cape TownBy Faye Kabali-Kagwa It’s a Tuesday afternoon in October. The Settlers High School Grade 10 drama learners leisurely walk themselves into the Reeler Sports Hall. Remnants of the exams that have just concluded remain with desks packed neatly to one side. […]

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Arts as Method

Since August 2021 a specialized team of teachers, facilitators, lecturers and artists have been working together on The Arts as Method project for ASSITEJ SA. Funded by Business Arts South Africa (BASA) the project is the next logical step within the Kickstarter Creative Arts project, as it further ensures high-quality Arts based approach across subjects […]

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Matlo diotlwana: signs of sorrow or resurgence?

Lalu Mokuku “Matlo a matle diotlwana ka ntle” is a Sesotho expression that can loosely be translated to mean households are beautiful from the outside. This expression can figuratively refer to the convolution and smugness around ‘secrets’ and ‘sacred’ occurrences that shroud households. At the same time, it may reflect the protective strategies that some […]

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SAY WHAT YOU READ BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

The story of Naughty, Knotty and Naught tells of three rats known by everyone, even though no one knew where they lived. Their black shiny droppings always gave a sign that they had somehow been around. Although mostly unwelcome, when the rats visited families, they would get an extraordinary opportunity to hear people’s hopes, fears […]

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OPEN CALL: Cradle ReWired: Creative Collab

Letsema! / Collaborate! – an intercultural exploration of ‘theatricality’ for young audiences. Cradle ReWired: Creative Collab Letsema! / Collaborate! – an intercultural exploration of ‘theatricality’ for young audiences ASSITEJ South Africa and ASSITEJ Belgium join forces to facilitate research opportunities and international collaboration in theatre for young audiences for artists interested in cross-cultural exchange. The […]

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