Print is not dead: Making a success of Makana Sharp!
We look back at all the wonderful editions they've produced from O-week until now.
Think!Fest: Debating fake news
From Donald Trump’s accusations to the Gupta saga in South Africa, “fake news” has become apparent today, creating distrust between the media and its consumers. A panel of media experts including Adriaan Basson, Mark Oppenheimer, Kayla Roux, Verashni Pillay and Thandi Smith sat down to debate this contentious topic on Tuesday 4 July at the Monument’s Ntsikana Room as part of the Think!fest Programme.
Weaving wands of vocal wonderment in The Alchemy of Words
Naomi van Niekerk’s ethereal production The Alchemy of Words can best be described as a symphony of pure creativity. The performance traverses a spontaneous, surreal landscape through a plethora of mediums, immersing the audience in a powerful tribute to seminal French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
Best of Cue: Land of the Free?
In recent years, the struggle for land reform has shattered the façade of Tata’s paper-mache rainbow. It has ripped off the band-aid that 1994 plastered over centuries of dispossession, exploitation and disenfranchisement that has rendered South Africa one of the most unequal societies on the planet.
Dada Masilo’s un-pretty, unapologetic Giselle
Dada Masilo, acclaimed South African dancer and choreographer, returns to the National Arts Festival after seven years with her re-imagining of the classical ballet, Giselle. Stripped of what Masilo calls its classical “prettiness”, Dada Masilo’s Giselle debuts to Grahamstown audiences as a display of deceit, betrayal, anger and heartbreak that culminates in a cathartic eruption.