July 4, 2015

Powerful adaptation of true story lays bare SA rape culture

How does a play depict rape, especially when it is accompanied by such savage violence? Vanrenen chose to go abstract with it, and though the audience is very aware of what is happening, there is respect for Botha and her story is managed with integrity.
July 4, 2015

An iconic play receives a magical makeover

To revive a 20-year-old show is no easy feat. And it’s even more difficult when you’re presenting one of the most well-known South African pieces by one of South Africa’s most iconic theatre makers.
July 4, 2015

The Village Green: a shopper’s paradise

There’s a lot going on in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival, and in addition to seeing shows, stopping for a coffee or visiting museums, there is much on offer in the way of retail therapy. It can be a little hard to navigate, so we’ve sampled some of the best spots to do some festival shopping.
July 3, 2015

Medupi will cost R105bn to complete – for now

It’s going to cost at least R105 billion, probably more, to complete Medupi Power Station.

July 5 2015