Monday, March 4, 2013

Read about Infecting the city, an Executive Breakfast and a Short Story.

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The Africa Centre is proud to announce an astonishing array of over 54 dance, music, theatre, installation and other visual art forms that re-think our City in the sixth edition of Infecting The City Public Arts Festival.

The Festival Programme Launch is taking place at 4.00pm on Monday, 4th March in the St George's Room at the Taj Hotel (cnr. Adderley Street and Wale Street). If you are in Cape Town and can make it, please RSVP.

For those of you who cannot make the Programme Launch, join us from the 11-16th March to experience:

  • Catherine Henegan’s acclaimed Afro Galactic Dream Factory;
  • Mamela Nyamza’s triumphant return from sellout London shows;
  • 1000 paper jets of artworks released regally into the city skies by Jason Potgieter;
  • A “real-time” performance of daily news headlines by Jazzart;
  • The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra framed by Church Square;
  • A painstaking construction of a fragile wooden edifice inside the District Six Museum by Aeneas Wilder and Winnie Sze;
  • Sprawling glow stick installations across city pavements by Marcus Neustetter;
  • The 5 movement prayer, confession, mantra, manifesto and catharsis of Country of Grief and Grace performed by Neo Muyanga and the Siyaya Chorus;
  • The tragic and thought-provoking performance, Widow by Mandisi Shindo – exploring loss and triumph outside the St George’s Cathedral;
  • A Light Symphony by French artist Antoine Schmidt on Church Square; and
  • A Mask flashmob, a 40 strong Flute mob, gospel singers on bicycles and a mob of over 300 skateboarders cruising through the City.
Join us and hundreds of artists from the 11th March at 6.00pm in The Company's Gardens, in front of the Iziko South African Museum

(Source - Africa Centre) 

GIBS and East Coast Radio Executive Breakfast - Leading with Impact
Join GIBS, East Coast Radio and Trade and Investment KZN for the third annual and much anticipated executive business breakfast - Leading with Impact.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Brian Molefe, CEO: Transnet;
  • Prof Nick Binedell, dean: GIBS;
  • Nicola Tyler, CEO: Business Results Group;
  • Norman Chorn, author: Future Builders; and
  • Buhle Dlamini, founder: Young & Able
Date:Thursday, 7 March 2013
Time:07:30 - 11:00
Venue:ICC, Durban, 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban
Fees:R500 per person, R4 750 for a table of ten
Contact:Gloria Bokaba on 011 771 4229 or email


(Source - East Coast Radio) 

A SHORT STORY by Andrew Verster 

The Wharmbys are a farming family from West Yorkshire who have a mill where others in the district bring their corn and millet.
“He’s not cheap, but he can ask what he likes as he has the monopoly.”  
It wasn’t always so. Jervis Downend was the other miller, but his unexplained death two and a half months ago when he fell under a bull-dozer driven by Maureen Bumcombe has raised eyebrows in the community.
The Reverend J Morice Stiff  said,  when interviewed by the Western Chronicle, “I am not one to cast aspersions, but I’ve known Maureen since she was a toddler at the Tiny Tots Nursery and she is the best bull-dozer driver we have.”
“Actually, the only one,” Polly Hudd corrected.
“Be that as it may, let’s not be diverted, it is whispered that there was something going on between the two of them.”
“Yes, they were engaged to be married.”
“That’s beside the point. We must wait for the autopsy before jumping to conclusions.”
As this story is going nowhere, this is a good place to stop.

Andrew Verster is a World Famous Artist and Writer Based in Durban, South Africa. 

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