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South Africa is a country with a rich cultural heritage, shaped by centuries of history and a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. From traditional dance and music to the contemporary art and design scene, from the iconic jazz music of Cape Town to the thriving theatre scene of Johannesburg, South Africa has a wealth of artistic and cultural experiences to offer. This page is designed to provide visitors with a glimpse into the world of South African arts and culture and the best places to experience it. Join us on this virtual journey as we share stories, tips, and recommendations to help you discover the rich and fascinating world of South African arts and culture.

Arts & Culture Events & Experiences

Diverse African Perspectives and Experiences at RMB Latitudes Art Fair 2024

RMB Latitudes Art Fair 2024 returns to Johannesburg for its second edition from 24 –...

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Pioneering Exhibition Showcases how Human Creativity can Tackle the Challenge of Tomorrow’s Working World

Upcycle aims to demonstrate how design has the potential to embrace circularity to shape more...

Arts & Culture Travels

Historic Cape Town Landmark to Transform into Artist Residency and Boutique Hotel

Well-known historic landmark in Cape Town, The LENOX, is to be transformed into an artist...

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The South African Photographer of the Year Competition

The South African Photographer of the Year competition is an annual highlight for both amateur...

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Art and Destination Marketing: Cape Town Emerges as a Global Art Destination – Showcasing the City on the World’s Artistic Map

Cape Town, already celebrated for its natural beauty, diverse culture, and rich history, is now...

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The Inaugural Capital Art Fair Tshwane

Capital Art Fair Tshwane (CAFT) is set to host what promises to be a dynamic...

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Art Under the Stars at Spier Light Art 2024

It’s that time of year when the night skies at Spier wine farm are set...

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Cape Town City Ballet Introduces New Artistic Producer David Nixon CBE & Reveals 2024 Repertoire

At an elegant event held at the Norval Foundation in Tokai today, CAPE TOWN CITY...

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Patrick Bongoy turns Trash into Art in his Latest Spier Exhibition

The planet is under stress, marked by chaotic weather events and depleted resources. The situation...

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Landmark Exhibition by Lebohang Kganye at the Boschendal x Brundyn Gallery, on Boschendal Estate

In February 2024, Brundyn Arts & Culture (BA&C) will present a landmark exhibition by contemporary...

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Woven Legacies – Celebrating the Evolution of Artisanal Craftsmanship

Strauss & Co is thrilled to announce its upcoming timed online sale, Woven Legacies, Celebrating...

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The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2024 Finalists Exhibition Opens at Norval Foundation

On 13 February 2024 Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) will be unveiling...

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Mona Monyane Joins the Stellar Cast of For Colored Girls at Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre is delighted to announce exciting developments surrounding the South African premiere of Ntozake...

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Cape Town City Ballet Announces David Nixon CBE as Artistic Producer

Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) proudly announces the appointment of David Nixon CBE as its...

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Meet the Participants of RMB Latitudes CuratorLab 2024

Curating in the African context is rarely a singular pursuit. Across much of the African...

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A Musical Triumph Ahead of the Holiday Season – ‘The Soweto Central Chorus and Friends’ Leaves Audiences Spellbound

The echoes of musical magic still linger as ‘The Soweto Central Chorus and Friends’ took...

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Art & Rhino Conservation: Unveiling a Fundraising Initiative Through a Creative Partnership at the V&A Waterfront

The Emerging Artists Development Trust (EADT) has introduced a remarkable collaboration at the intersection of...

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Cape Town Opera Announces 2024 Seasons & 25th Anniversary at Jubilant City Event

On Thursday 7 December 2023, Cape Town Opera announced 2024’s highly anticipated seasons and remarkable...

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Art Unleashed: Baz-Art Marks 7th Anniversary with Pioneering Interactive Art Trail, Celebrating a Decade of Public Art

As Baz-Art turns seven, the organisation proudly celebrates its rich history of artistry and community...

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Poetry on Melville Koppies

Heritage-award-winning Melville Koppies always looks for different activities to entice new visitors. Go on Sunday,...

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Winners of the 30th Operalia Competition Announced

Bass Stephano Park and Soprano Julie Roset win opera’s world cup, South African soprano Nombulelo...

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Four Solo Presentations open at LCA Next Week

Latitudes is excited to announce that Latitudes Centre for the Arts will be opening solo...

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Save the Date: Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2024

The eleventh edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Africa’s largest art fair, takes place...

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New Cape Town Attraction takes Visitors into the Earth 

An unprecedented attraction that brings together artistry, ancient geology and engineering is soon to be...

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Franschhoek Creates 2023

From October 27th to November 7th, Franschhoek transforms into an arts haven, where art enthusiasts...

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Art For Everyone: Boschendal X Brundyn open the Winelands’ Coolest Art Destination

The start of the summer season in the Cape Winelands has coincided with the opening...

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Sanctuary Mandela is Proud to be Collaborating with the Dante Quartet

The Dante String Quartet will be in South Africa between 12 and 23 October 2023...

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MASTER CLASS starring Sandra Prinsloo for Toyota US Woordfees in Stellenbosch

If you missed out on Cape Town Opera and Pieter Toerien’s recent sold-out seasons of...

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Operalia in Cape Town

World’s foremost opera competition, the brainchild of Placido Domingo, takes place in South Africa 30...

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Spier Light Art 2024: Call for Proposals

Do you make art with light as a medium? Do you have works that use...

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Call for Applications: IMPRESARIO for the Less Good Idea

Call for Applications: IMPRESARIO for the Less Good Idea The Centre for the Less Good...

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Cape Town Opera’s Grand Scale ‘TOSCA’ for Artscape Opera House In Sept

Cape Town Opera’s Grand Scale ‘TOSCA’ for Artscape Opera House In Sept After a stellar...

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Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre presents Marco Olivier exhibition “The Face of Art”

Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated mall-wide exhibition, “The Face of...

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Paintings by Renowned Artist Thomas Baines Successfully Restored and Preserved for Current and Future Generations to Enjoy

Nedbank is proud to announce that four recently restored artworks by Thomas Baines, a renowned...

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10th South African International Ballet Competition Wraps at Artscape – South Korea takes Double Gold & SA Dancers Shine

After three exciting days of classical ballet and contemporary dance, the 10th South African International...

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The Mzansi National Philharmonic Celebrates Women’s Month with 2023 National Tour in August

The Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra is undertaking its second national tour of South Africa, performing...

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Turbine Art Fair Finds New Home at Hyde Park Corner following 50-years of Support

The Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is celebrating a milestone with a bold move to its...

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Joburg Theatre Announced as Home of 2023 Basadi in Music Awards (BIMA)

The prestigious Joburg Theatre has been named the official home for the highly anticipated 2023...

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Bespoke Art at Solo Studios

The eagerly anticipated ‘Solo Studios – Intimate Art Encounters’ returns to the Riebeek Valley in...

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An Act of Faith – A New Ceramics Exhibition at Spier

When you hear the word ‘ceramics’, you probably don’t think of magic. But working with...

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TOSCA for Joburg Theatre in July – Presented by Cape Town Opera

Cape Town Opera (CTO) will present Puccini’s powerful TOSCA to Joburg Theatre audiences on the Mandela Stage...

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Book for your JO Sunday Winter Concerts

FIRST CONCERT Johannesburg Opera and IT Corner, Melville present, Sunday Morning Concert – FAVOURITE OPERA AND MUSICALS CONCERT....

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Enchanting Cinderella for Winter School Holidays at Artscape 4-8 July 2023

An enchanting operatic production of Cinderella will come to life in the upcoming winter school holidays in a spectacular...

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LAMTA presents Vintage Jukebox at Theatre on the Bay, 14-24 June 2023

Vintage Jukebox presented by the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) is a dynamic new dance production...

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50 Years of Dance

JAZZART Dance Theatre celebrates its half century with a festival of dance, including their international premiere...

Arts & Culture Lifestyle

A Classroom without Walls

Schools are regular visitors to Melville Koppies and it’s no surprise why. From pre-schoolers to...

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Cape Town Arts Festival Celebrates 100 years of Langa with Langa Vibes 

The Cape Town Arts Festival (CTAF) together with Langa Vibes (Langa Creatives Collective) will host the Langa Community Arts Festival to...

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Joburg Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet Returns to the Stage in June and July

After an absence of seven years Joburg Ballet’s magnificent production of Romeo and Juliet returns to the...

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Celebrated Conductor, Benjamin Zander, brings his award-winning Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on Tour to South Africa in June

Performing two gigantic works in the Orchestral repertoire – Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and the rarely...

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Meet four Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Defining the Future of the South African Fashion Industry

With their bold approaches to fashion, four up-and-coming designers caught the attention of Design Indaba...

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13th Shakespeare Schools Festival SA for Star Theatre in District Six for its Longest Season Yet

The 13th Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSFSA) has announced its longest season yet with...

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The Pearl Fishers

Cape Town Opera’s 2021 production of Bizet’s masterful opera, The Pearl Fishers (Les pêcheurs de perles), returns...

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Slindile Mthembu Returns to the Soweto Theatre with Hard Hitting Thought-Provoking Work

In 2023 Slindile Mthembu returns to the Soweto theatre 6 years since her well-received, Standard Bank...

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Take a Child to the Theatre in March with ASSITEJ SA and Soweto Theatre

ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) runs an ongoing, global campaign...

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