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Joburg Film Festival

"We see the film festival as a critical catalyst for social cohesion, showcasing a special collection of films that celebrate Africa’s beauty, people, creativity and reflect the continent’s bold spirit and talent,” says Mangwedi.

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Sam Nhlengethwa - Joburg Selected

By choosing to depict these specific sites Nhlengethwa views this work as an archive of the city and record of certain buildings that may not exist in the future. “When you look at what photographers like David Goldblatt did in the past, some of those structures no longer exist, but they’re on record.

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The Kyle Shepherd TRIO

Kyle Shepherd is arguably one of South Africa’s leading progressive pianists, composers and band leaders of his generation. Internationally recognized for his distinctive compositional style & performances, Shepherd has made a huge impression on debut as a film score composer for the critically-acclaimed film, Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief – South Africa’s official entry to the 2017 Academy Awards – for which he scored a nomination for the 2017 South African Film & Television Award [SAFTA] for Best Achievement in an Original Music Score in a Feature Film.

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Soweto Art & Craft Fair

Happening every first Saturday of the month, Soweto Art and Craft Fair has become one of South Africa’s best Art Markets attracting visitors from all over South Africa, Africa and indeed the world.

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Isphithiphithi: From The Soil To The Sky

Samthing Soweto has been credited for his phenomenal vocal and song writing abilities, with his sound having been described as “Pantsula culture meets New Wave World”. He has also been compared to “the South African sounds of Marabi, Isqathamiya, Imbube, American doo-wop or the early Trenchtown Wailers”.

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Mandela Is Dead – Nomashenge

Now that Nelson Mandela is no longer here, is it not time to have the difficult conversation with the white settler minority? To what extent should we still hold on to the dream of non-racialism when the minority has made it clear that they do not regard Blacks as equals and would never subject themselves to the rule (economically and otherwise) of the African majority.

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