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Iphasi nesiphesheli, a visual piece by Mondli Bhele, wins this year’s Sasol New Signatures art competition

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 Sep 2022
Mbhela, winner of the 2022 Sasol New Signatures art competition, spent years readying himself to enter ... The New Signatures art competition was established by the Pretoria Arts Association in the late 1960s ... As the winner, Mbhele walks away with a cash prize of R100 000 and an opportunity to have a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum next year.

Mondli Mbhele wins 2022 Sasol New Signatures art prize

Business Day 29 Aug 2022
Last week, the 2022 winner was announced as Mondli Mbhele from Durban, who won the top prize of R100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in 2023 ...

Artist claims he is the rightful designer of SA's flag, takes Nathi Mthethwa to court

News24 17 Aug 2022
An Eastern Cape artist who claims to be the rightful designer of the SA flag has dragged Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to compel him to provide details of how the flag was created ... .

Domestic workers the thread linking artists Mary Sibande and Dorothy Kay

Mail Guardian South Africa 05 Aug 2022
It’s uncanny that, just as domestic workers’ lives remain hidden and are made invisible in the homes of their employers, one of our country’s most important portraits of a domestic worker has remained under-recognised in popular culture in the Pretoria Art Museum ... Art Museum.

Nile opens new Gauteng cross-docking hub

Fresh Plaza 22 Jul 2022
Nile, an agritech startup that connects vegetable and fruit producers directly with commercial buyers via an accessible online platform, has recently opened a state-of-the-art cross-docking facility in Centurion, Pretoria, where produce remains for only six hours or less before ...

Turbine Art Fair reaches new heights — underground

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 Jul 2022
For its tenth year, the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is taking art and urban design to new heights by going underground ... For Pretoria-born artist, Setlamorago Mashilo – who won the 2014 Turbine Art Fair and Sylt Emerging Artist Award (TASA) – TAF is one of the catalysts to launching an artist’s career and bringing eyes to their works.

Nathi Mthethwa’s R30m National Philharmonic Orchestra fund slammed

Independent online (SA) 14 Jul 2022
Pretoria - Political parties and culture activists have criticised Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa for his growing “appetite” to spend money on projects that the public don’t view as urgent service delivery key issues ... Mashego said the money could be better channelled into grassroots arts ... Pretoria News .

SA's MMA high-flyer Dricus du Plessis desperate to land world ranking after Las Vegas bout

Independent online (SA) 01 Jul 2022
Cape Town — Dricus du Plessis, South Africa's MMA high-flyer will be looking for a third dose of success on Saturday night on the expansive Las Vegas stage ... After joining forces with the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) the Pretoria kickboxer and former SA EFC (Extreme Fighting Championship) champion is undefeated after two bouts ... He tried to get that fight.

Photographing past and present newsmakers

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Jun 2022
This is the third leg of the show; it has appeared in Benoni and recently in Tshwane at the Pretoria Art Museum ... In the meantime my application for funding at the National Arts Council came through even though I only got a quarter of what I had applied for ... Mawela is surprised that he got a space to exhibit at the Pretoria Art Museum recently.

Strauss & Co heads to Pretoria for valuation day

Independent online (SA) 14 Jun 2022
Strauss & Co, South Africa’s leading auction house, is heading to Pretoria on Monday 20 June 2022, giving Pretoria residents the opportunity to have the value of their art assessed and to learn more about the South African art market ... 299 Clark St, Brooklyn, Pretoria.

Voilà to maestro Steven Woodham!

Jamaica Observer 29 May 2022
In 2010, he was invited to invigilate as an international jury member by the University of South Africa, for the UNISA International String Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. Woodham disclosed that he always remained focused on the performing arts, even when ‘traditional’ career paths presented itself.

Turkish food and culture promoted in South Africa as part of Turkish cuisine week

Anadolu Agency 28 May 2022
The Turkish embassy in the capital Pretoria has offered free breakfasts and meals to several South Africans who wish to taste Turkish traditional dishes as part of the Turkish Cuisine Week ... It was top class,’’ said a Pretoria resident ... Turkish Breakfast coupled with live music and art exhibition will be part of the event.

Africa, is your time now?

Mail Guardian South Africa 27 May 2022
The Windybrow Arts Centre calls for unity as it hosts the Africa Month festivities under the stewardship of Gerard Bester ... Flipping the Globe was kicked off with a workshop by linguist, comedian and artist Pule Kanjanolitjie and curator Puleng Plessie of Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria.

SA reviewing flag monument project after outrage

Business Ghana 20 May 2022
A South African ministry is reviewing a decision to erect a massive flag monument at Freedom Park in the capital, Pretoria. Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday said the review ...

Nathi Mthethwa puts R22 million monumental flag project on hold amid public outcry

Independent online (SA) 19 May 2022
PretoriaMinister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has directed that the decision to erect a gigantic “monumental flag”, which would cost the taxpayers R22 million, be reviewed. “Over the past few days, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture has followed and taken note ...

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