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Toya Delazy, Tresor and Lira to perform at virtual Africa Day concert
Toya Delazy, Tresor and Lira to perform at virtual Africa Day concert

In celebration of Africa Day, Mall of Africa is hosting the Sessions for Africa Day online concert on 25 May 2020. Starting from 7pm, Toya Delazy, Tresor and Lira will be performing their best hits, live from their homes...

20 May 2020

Daises 15 postponed to October 2021
Daises 15 postponed to October 2021

The 15th year anniversary of Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle festival has been postponed to the 1-3 October 2021...

19 May 2020

And the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners are...
And the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners are...

The winners of this year's Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced online last night, 18 May 2020, via Distell's Facebook and Twitter pages...

19 May 2020

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What is shaping culture: The single life

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

By Brett Rogers 19 May 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free
Mauritius officially Covid-19 free

While the WHO predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths in the over-60 age group for the Indian Ocean island, there have been only 332 positive cases, of which 322 people recovered, with 10 deaths recorded - five of which was directly related to the coronavirus...

19 May 2020

Virtual National Arts Festival gives artists a platform to monetise their work with vFringe
Virtual National Arts Festival gives artists a platform to monetise their work with vFringe

The Virtual National Arts Festival, due to kick off on 25 June 2020, has announced a new digital platform created especially for artists wanting to showcase their work and earn an income online during the Virtual National Arts Festival, vFringe...

18 May 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism
SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The Baxter
#LockdownLessons: Theatre will remain but will need to recalibrate - Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of The Baxter

Marketing manager of the well-loved Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, Fahiem Stellenboom, shares his Lockdown Lessons and how the Baxter and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 15 May 2020

Design challenge: A bench that can adapt to the Covid-19 times
Design challenge: A bench that can adapt to the Covid-19 times

Entries are now open for the third iteration of the Nando's Hot Young Designer Talent Search, which aims to launch the careers of local emerging creatives and unearth fresh new designs...

15 May 2020

African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN
African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN

The protected wilderness area aims to protect a vast African wilderness while uplifting rural people in the process...

15 May 2020

SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods online
SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods online

According to new regulations, online retailers in South Africa may sell any product, with the exception of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages...

15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality
#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality

Puma SA's MD shares how the company is adapting to do business during the pandemic, and how Covid-19 will impact retail...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 May 2020

Introducing Parkflix, a new drive-in theatre concept to launch in KZN
Introducing Parkflix, a new drive-in theatre concept to launch in KZN

The organisers of the Splashy Fen Music Festival, Impi Concept Events, are set to reintroduce the South African public to the classic drive-in theatre. In light of the current Covid-19 global pandemic, Parkflix, the modern-day model of the classic drive-in concept, will allow fans to enjoy live music, movies, comedy and more all from the safety of their cars...

14 May 2020

Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASA
Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASA

In honour of Africa Month, Between 10and5 is curating and hosting an Instagram auction. Reminiscent of Between 10and5's auction that kicked off its Creative Women Week in 2019, the auction is a charity initiative and 100% of proceeds will go towards the next round of BASA's Artists Relief campaign...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 14 May 2020

Shaun Duvet, Anything Goes demonstrate AG Virtual showcase tech with the help of DJ Fresh
Shaun Duvet, Anything Goes demonstrate AG Virtual showcase tech with the help of DJ Fresh

Through his company, Anything Goes, South African DJ and entertainment entrepreneur Shaun Duvet recently demonstrated the technology of the AG Virtual showcase with the help of DJ Fresh...

13 May 2020

Unfestival programme announced
Unfestival programme announced

UJ Arts and Culture (Fada) has [apparently] 'announced' 'counterintuitive' as the 'theme' for its 'all-new' Covid-19 responsive Unfestival SA, partnered by Business and Arts South Africa (Basa)...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 May 2020

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

By Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

Expanded list of clothing now allowed for sale under Level 4
Expanded list of clothing now allowed for sale under Level 4

The South African government gazetted updated regulations on Tuesday, 12 May, that allows retailers to sell an expanded list of clothing and bedding items under Level 4 lockdown...

13 May 2020

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Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit virtual)

The digital age has caught up to us in so many ways, and for companies that have not embraced its potential, there is just a short window within which to re-strategise with a greater opportunity to connect with an audience that was previously out of reach...

By Melissa Bender 13 May 2020

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What business can learn from amapiano

Sashin Pillay, digital growth consultant, Google Africa shares his thoughts on amapiano (specifically the Scorpion Kings) and what businesses can learn about customer-centricity...

By Sashin Pillay 13 May 2020

Basa and backers roll out support for artists
Basa and backers roll out support for artists

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) has received over 1,000 enquiries from practitioners in the creative sector for artists' relief...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 12 May 2020

Six ways to celebrate your birthday during lockdown
Six ways to celebrate your birthday during lockdown

Covid-19, and the subsequent precautions to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus, has disrupted every aspect of our lives, including birthdays...

12 May 2020

Webinar: Wine tourism beyond lockdown
Webinar: Wine tourism beyond lockdown

Destinate, with the participation of UNWTO, Wesgro and VinPro, will be hosting The Future of Wine Tourism webinar from 19-21 May 2020...

12 May 2020

InstaEats' new Covid-19 directory includes all businesses producing, delivering food during lockdown
InstaEats' new Covid-19 directory includes all businesses producing, delivering food during lockdown

InstaEats has reworked its business model in line with the current Covid-19 pandemic. The food guide will now include all businesses that are producing and delivering food during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa...

12 May 2020

Tommy Hilfiger reveals capsule collection in aid of Covid-19 relief
Tommy Hilfiger reveals capsule collection in aid of Covid-19 relief

Tommy Hilfiger has launched a collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts designed in collaboration with consumers, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards Covid-19 relief...

11 May 2020

State Theatre to stream past productions during Covid-19 lockdown
State Theatre to stream past productions during Covid-19 lockdown

The South African State Theatre (SAST) has announced that it would be streaming some of its past productions, which were recorded live, to keep theatre enthusiasts entertained during the current Covid-19 lockdown...

11 May 2020

Sprout by Source Food, a new F&B business incubator launches
Sprout by Source Food, a new F&B business incubator launches

Source Food has launched an incubator designed to offer individuals and businesses in the food and beverage industry the knowledge, skills and resources to take their product to market...

11 May 2020

How music fans have turned to virtual experiences during the Covid-19 outbreak
How music fans have turned to virtual experiences during the Covid-19 outbreak

Self-isolation and social-distancing laws have given rise to new trends in the music industry. In a bid to flatten the curve, fans across the world have substituted live music concerts for virtual alternatives, relying heavily on technology's ability to recreate these experiences in the comfort of their homes...

By Takakiyo Fujita 11 May 2020

#Covid19: Stellenbosch chefs set up soup kitchen to feed needy communities
#Covid19: Stellenbosch chefs set up soup kitchen to feed needy communities

As part of a Tasting Stellenbosch initiative in collaboration with Stellenbosch Unite, chefs in Stellenbosch have stepped up to the plate and set up a soup kitchen to feed some of the communities affected by the Covid-19 lockdown...

11 May 2020

Enjoy a feast of free National Theatre and Met Opera streamings during lockdown
Enjoy a feast of free National Theatre and Met Opera streamings during lockdown

If you are looking for world-class entertainment in the comfort and safety of your house during the lockdown, you can indulge in daily free streamings from the National Theatre in London and the Met Opera in New York...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 May 2020

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