It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of legendary writer and activist, Ms Lauretta Ngcobo, on Tuesday, 3 November 2015. Mam’ uNgcobo passed away at the advanced age of eighty-four (84) after a long illness.
“Through his tireless efforts in ensuring that he fills up the Dome, Cassper Nyovest has captured the imagination of all South Africans. He has demonstrated that South African audiences can and do support local acts. This is a victory for Cassper Nyovest and also a triumph for local content.”
His sad passing comes at a time when there are growing opportunities for producers, directors and actors through their art to tell the South African story.
As heritage month celebrations in September draw to a close, the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) hosted the Living Legends Legacy Programme (LLLP) Workshop to outline the vision of the LLLP programme
“The film has done well in its first three weeks and reached R1 million in its first five days of release. Yet in the third week the screens were reduced from 47 to 27.”
It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that I heard the news of the passing of legendary actor, Roland Mqwebu, famous for playing the character of Mkhize in the popular sitcom, Emzini Wezinsizwa. This legend passed away in the morning of Friday, 28 August 2015, after a long illness.
Speaking today at the opening ceremony of the 81st General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced the declaration and commitments of the pre-conference meeting of the African Ministers of Arts and Culture on the status of libraries.
It was with great joy and happiness that we received the news that the Khoisan indigenous dance group Die Nuwe Graskoue Dancers - a traditional Khoisan Riel Dance troupe – has won Gold in the Group Production Competition at the 19th Championship of the World Performing Arts in Los Angeles this week.
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the fatal car accident of rising gospel superstar Mpho ‘Regalo’ Gangashe recently. He will be buried in Thohoyandou in Limpopo tomorrow, Saturday 16 May 2015. What makes the situation worse was that he was with his mother and daughter who also passed on. It is a triple tragedy for the family. At 29 he was too young to die.