Sunday, June 15, 2014

Opportunities in South Africa for Dancers, Theatre Stars, Auditions and Art Exhibits & Events

Auditions!!! X-Factor South Africa 2014

X-Factor is looking for participants.

Open auditions in the following cities:

Polokwane: 18 June, Peter Mokaba Stadium
Johannesburg: 21, 22 June, the Pyramid Venue
Nelspruit: 25 June, Mbombela Stadium
Pietermaritzburg, 28 June, the Royal Show Grounds 

Youth Day Seminar 

In honour of the 1976 youth activists, who led the Soweto uprising which escalated into a nation-wide revolt, revitalising the struggle for liberation in South Africa, eThekwini Municipality’s Local History Museum will host a Youth Day Seminar under the theme “Celebrating the 1976 Youth: Empowering the Current Youth”.

Various organisations will give talks aimed at empowering the youth with skills that can help them better their lives and get involved in the business world. 

The National Youth Development Agency will explain their role in developing the youth and how their services can be accessed. 

While the Municipality’s Community Participation Unit will present the eThekwini Youth Development Policy and the services they render to the youth. 

Young budding entrepreneurs will also be guided on how they can register their companies on the Municipal database and do business with the Municipality. 

The keynote speaker, Mr Ndwankulu Tshishonga from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, will speak about the lessons the youth today could derive from the youth of 1976 so they can be active citizens who are able to solve problems and positively contribute to South Africa’s democracy. 

In 1976 the youth protested against the introduction of Afrikaans to be used as the medium of instruction alongside English in schools. 

The rise of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) and the formation of South African Students Organisation (SASO) raised the political consciousness of many students while others joined the wave of anti-Apartheid sentiment within the student community.

The seminar also seeks to reaffirm the role that can be played by the youth in society to ensure a better South Africa.

The Seminar is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 18/06/14

Venue: KwaMuhle Museum (130 Bram Fischer Road, Durban)

Time: 09h30 to 13h30


Last chance to catch the 10th birthday edition of the uShaka King & Queen competition which is to take place on Saturday, June 21st at the uShaka Marine World Aquarium starting at 7pm. This gala event has become a firm favourite not only on uShaka’s event calendar but on Durban’s social calendar as well!

There will be 15 finalists from each category dressed in their finery vying for the title of Mr uShaka, Miss uShaka and the Junior Miss uShaka titles.

Come on down and support your local contestant and watch them walk off with prize packages to the value of R50 000, which includes over R25 000 cash, cruises on the MSC Opera, a photographic portfolio, as well as public relations support from S&A Marketing.

The tickets for the final are sold out. However, uShaka could not ignore requests for extra tickets, so they have made an atrium area (within the aquarium) available for any overflow of guests!

These guests will watch the show on screens (via LIVE feed). The cost of this ticket will be R80 per person, and you can purchase these tickets from uShaka ticketing office from today and closes on Friday, June 20th. There will be no ticket sales on the night of this gala event!
For more information contact Nombuso Buthelezi on (031) 328 8000 or visit . Be sure to book for this gala event as tickets are limited!

A new position is now available at Soweto Theatre: Marketing Manager.
The City of Joburg, as part of its ongoing Institutional Review, resolved that Joburg Theatre and Roodepoort Theatre be integrated into a single theatre management company. Joburg City Theatres (JCT) now renders the functions and services that were rendered by the two theatres and it has institutionalised the operation of the newly established Soweto Theatre.
A new position is therefore now available for a MARKETING MANAGER: SOWETO THEATRE.
The position will report directly to Soweto Theatre’s Artistic Manager, Warona Seane. The successful applicant will be prepared to be based at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
  • Developing, maintaining and implementing marketing strategies to meet agreed company objectives.
  • Evaluating customer research, market conditions, competitor data and implementing marketing plan alterations as needed.
  • Managing all aspects of print production, receipt and distribution.
  • Maintaining the theatre’s social media; Facebook; Twitter, etc.
  • Achieving frequent, timely and positive media coverage across all available media.
  • Conducting market research in order to identify market requirements for current and future productions.
  • Creating and maintaining a harmonious, efficient and service orientated relationship with the theatre’s tenants, co-producers, show publicists and media partners- and/or their representatives.
  • Serving as communications officer between Soweto Theatre/Joburg City Theatres and its shareholder, the City of Joburg.
  • Work very closely with the Community and Audience Development Manager in serving existing audiences, finding new ones, earning income and seeking new opportunities and partnerships.
  • Train and manage the performance of subordinates, including output, service standards and be prepared to take adequate measures to correct unsatisfactory performance.
  • Management and overseeing of the administration and creative process of the department.
  • Overall planning and structuring of the department with the development of the policy procedures for purposes of governance.Manage all media with regards to Soweto Theatre.
  • Compile the monthly, quarterly and yearly reports for the Department.
The essential requirements for this position will include, but not be limited to:
  • A National Diploma or Degree in Public Relations or Marketing Communications
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an entertainment environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written and technological communication skills in the English language
  • The position is available immediately. A market related package would be negotiated.
Joburg City Theatres follows employment equity principles.
Please send a cover letter and relevant, comprehensive CV in application to:
Mr Thomas Sadiki, Human Resources Practitioner, Joburg City Theatres or fax 086 531 1955
Enquiries: 011 877 6821
Only those applicants required for an interview will be contacted.

Opera & Musical Theatre
A master class to fast-track and elevate talended local artist to international standards.
The programme will consist of 8 to 12 lead singers. All voice types are welcome.

Production: 4 week Creative Residency at repertory theatre - Stage 32
The 4-week Lab is a special project which offers a unique opportunity to performers from different countries to become the part of the international multidisciplinary artistic team and to collaborate on the work-in-progress in the creative space of the Russian repertory theatre.

PANSA Eastern Cape looking for young set builders
The PANSA Youth Theatre Project is looking for a group of young set builders to join the production team for the project. These young people will be mentored by Chris Coup and Lance Bright, both highly skilled in the craft of set building.
The Youth Theatre Project would like to train a team of young set builders for the production, as set building is a trade that is becoming very rare in Nelson Mandela Bay and there is a definite need for young individuals who have received training like this in our cities' theatre sector. This is an opportunity for young individuals who have some skill in woodwork to acquire an expertise that is in demand in the Nelson Mandela Bay.
If you or somebody that you know would be interested in this, please email us at

Call for applications for the 2014 Baxter Dance Festival now open
A decade of dance will be celebrated when the highly popular Baxter Dance Festival turns 10 years old in October this year, showcasing some of the best and diverse talent that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer in dance and choreography.

The organisers are now calling for entries from dance studios, schools, companies, groups and independent dance-makers, as well as proposals from choreographers (including a DVD of recent work). The closing date for applications to participate in this year’s event is Friday, 27 June, at 5pm and choreographers are strongly encouraged to send in their submissions as early as possible.

Applications to participate in this year’s Baxter Dance Festival may be emailed, faxed or hand-delivered, with the closing date for applications strictly no later than 5pm on 27 June. No late entries will be considered.
Application forms are available from, or from the Baxter’s reception desk in the main foyer. Forms may also be obtained from and should be sent to Nicolette Moses, Associate Producer and Planning Manager, on 021 680 3983, fax 021 650 5260 or email Alternatively they can be hand-delivered to the Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, marked clearly for her attention.

Goodman Gallery Receptionist vacancy 
Goodman Gallery is recruiting a receptionist for our Johannesburg branch. The position will involve a combination of reception work, general administration, and customer relations.
Key Performance Areas:
- Reception
- Customer Relations
- General Administration
- Skills Required:
Basic knowledge of contemporary art
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated customer interaction
Attention to detail
Must have:
Minimum NDip Fine Arts/BFA
Drivers licence and own reliable car
6-12 months work experience in an art gallery/creative work space
Salary will be negotiated according to qualifications and experience.
Application closing date 15 June 2014
Please email short cover letter and short CV to:
Wendy McDonald -
Londi Modiko -

Art Exhibitions - artSpace durban

Opening Monday, 16 June at 6:30p.m.
Closing Saturday, 21 June at 2p.m.  (1 week)

In the Main Gallery:
"Splashes of Randomness"  Sharleen Boaden, Julia Forman, Nicola Firth

 Three friends coming together to display specifically chosen pieces of work to illustrate each other's diversity and the uniqueness of the creative process. 

In the Middle Gallery:
"SACRED CIRCLES" by Chandra Naidu

This exhibition is about nature in the abstract.
The forces behind the images are what create the power of attraction and question the understanding of the images.
Is it a tree?
Is it a strange creature from another planet?
How were these images captured?
Did the artist use a very fancy camera or employ software to enhance the images?

This curiosity is what is intended.
The observer takes away from the experience his or her own personal response not imposed by anyone else. 

This edition by +Fred Felton 

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