Sunday, November 30, 2014

Seen Around South Africa

Images From Events Around South Africa

The Glenfiddich Event - The Chairman, Durban

The Colour Run - Durban

Ster-Kinekor opens luxurious cinema experience at Cavendish

Images - Supplied

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jobs and Auditions In Theatre and Film


Start date:   02 February 2015                               End date: 30 November 2015
Location:     Cape Town, Central Salary: R 3500 per month
Hours:          08h30 – 17h00 Level: Junior
DO Productions is a boutique and relationship orientated company specializing in the independent television and feature film market.

o Excellent computer skills
o Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
o Good communication skills (Both written and verbal)
o Good telephone etiquette
o Good organisational, prioritising and time management skills.
o Knowledge of South African film industry
o Team player
o Interpersonal skills
o Passion and a ‘can do’ attitude

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Including but not limited to)

Take messages and ensure that relevant team members receive messages containing all the correct information.
Greet guests on their arrival and ensure that they are comfortable while they wait.
Assist with the logistics and execution of internal and external events.
Assist Producers with various project research and administrative tasks.
ssist with general office administration. o Maintain a clean reception area.
Please email a copy of your CV to by 19 December 2014

‘Oliver’ by Lionel Bart by The DUT Drama Department - Auditions

The DUT Drama Department is producing the musical ‘Oliver’ by Lionel Bart in February and March 2015 and for that production we are looking for 10 to 12 boys sopranos (age 7 – 12 maybe 13) if they are not too tall and obviously before the breaking of the voice.  We are looking for musical little boys with acting skills and the ability to perform 7 shows from 22 – 28 March at DUT Courtyard Theatre.

We are having auditions on Friday, 5 December from 2 pm here at DUT Drama Department (Parking at Gate 6). The audition piece is ‘Food glorious Food’ which we can send to you when you contact us but another song which can show the range of the voice is also acceptable.

On the day of the audition further arrangements such as rehearsal times and transport will be discussed.  The boys will be trained for the performance musically by Ms Madlen Tzankova and for staging by Pamela Tancsik plus stage manager and theatre manager. An indemnity letter needs to be signed when agreement to participate in the production has been confirmed

For further questions please contact Pamela  0824031707 or e mail me on Oliver!  22 – 28 March 2015 at Courtyard Theatre
We hope to see you there on 5 December for audition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Opportunities In The Arts

There are many opportunities for Artists across South Africa

Auditions for Dancers 

Auditions for Duma

1. Please prepare for your audition (a link to the script is attached below if you don't have a script)
2. Record a video of your audition at your own time
3. Send us the video clip or a youtube link to your video on or before Saturday 29 November 2014.
4. Please use the following email address to send us your link or else we won't be able to view
5. We will view the video and give you feedback, that is, whether we would like to call you for a closed audition or not.

Workshop for Durban based Filmmakers

Durban Film Office invites Durban based Filmmakers to a workshop if you are interested in applying for the 6th annual Durban FilmMart (DFM).
You will learn how to apply for DFM and hear from people who have gone through the process.
Where: 5th Floor, Smartxchange, 5 Walnut Road, Durban
When: Tuesday 2 December 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
RSVP: By 1 Dec to Mr Mlungisi Zondi email: 

Documentary Scriptwriter Cape Town

Scriptwriter required for NGO productions. Must be able to take brief from client, have own transport and be experienced in corporate or documentary writing.

City:  Cape Town

Contact Details:  Bjorn Rudner,

SAfm Playwriting Competition

email for details 

ID5 Competition For Artists 

More info at 

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GNC Opens Concept Store In Durban

GNC the world's leading retailer of health and wellness supplements, opened a concept store in Gateway recently.

Durban's own swimming sensation Chad le Clos, along with other celebrities attended the launch of the store

GNC GM Sean Kristafor, Chad le Clos and Lunga Tshabalala

EFC Fighters

This is the fourth concept store now open in South Africa.  They also have experienced and qualified nutrition advisors on hand to assist you with your needs.

Visit them at store G212 in Gateway.


Article by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton
Images - Supplied

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Jobs In Film Industry Durban and Writers Workshop

3 positions available in Durban, will involve travel locally and internationally possibly.

Secure investment for the film industry in KZN
Degree in Film with 5 years experience in the film industry at a senior level. 

Ensure the implementation of the film industry skills development programmes. 
Liaise with a range of stakeholders at industry level and government. 
HR Degree with 5 years experience at a senior level as s SDF. 

Provide administrative / secretarial support to the department. 
Diploma or Degree and 2 years administrative experience. 
MS Projects or MS Access and knowledge of the film industry. 

Should you be interested in any of the roles kindly respond with the title of the role in the subject line and attach your MS Word format CV 

Writers' Guild Of SA Presents Workshop On Optioning Your Script and How To Ignite Your Dreams

Date: Wed 26 Nov 2014
Time: 17h30 
Venue: DUT, Dept. Of Drama, Steve Biko Road, Durban 
Booking and more info:  email
Bookings close 23 November 2014 

This edition by Fred Felton
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Sibaya helps support maths and science programme in a big way

Sibaya’s Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust extends support for maths and science out-reach programme

Kudzai Mqingwana, Judge Tshabalala, Candice Potgieter and Sunil Geness

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, through the Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust, has reaffirmed its commitment to science education and development amongst disadvantaged school learners with a R500 000 funding commitment to KZN Science Centre’s outreach programme for the next year.

A cheque was handed over on Thursday, October 16th at the launch of the Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust Educational Outreach Tour at Enkukwini Primary School. This is the second consecutive year that the Trust has supported the KZN Science Centre which since 2002, has focused on providing experiential learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at under-resourced schools in the KZN region.

The KZN Science Centre is a dynamic education facility that provides curriculum-based learning programmes and exhibitions, outreach-based activities and Science Resource Kits to promote science and maths education. Its staff members are all graduates of science, maths and technology and are passionate about teaching and helping educators and learners access the sciences.

With funding support from Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust in 2013, The KZN Science Centre purchased a mobile science lab which travels to schools that do not have laboratory facilities to conduct workshops with learners and educators. All activities are linked to the curriculum and science kits and material are fully endorsed by the KZN Department of Education.

In the first year of the mobile science lab outreach programme, 50 000 learners were impacted. The KZN Science Centre also trained teachers and resourced science labs. The aim is to reach 34 000 additional learners with this second year of support from Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust.

“We are proud to support the KZN Science Centre’s outreach programme and we are delighted with the progress made in its first year. We consider this to be an important initiative which serves to improve maths and science education in under-resourced schools. The state of maths and science education in South African schools is a growing concern. The system is failing to deliver enough school-leavers equipped with adequate maths and science skills to address the ever-widening skills shortages in most sectors.  The KZN Science Centre does tremendous work in developing these essential skills and has proven to be a great contributor to maths and science education in its region,” says Judge Vuka Tshabalala, Trustee of Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust.

Candice Potgieter, Chief Executive Officer at The KZN Science Centre says: “Our model of supporting learning in schools is well documented in strengthening learners’ exposure and ability in science and maths. The success of our programmes is due to their interactive nature and their alignment to the curriculum. The sustainability of projects like the outreach programme depends heavily on funding received by many generous donors like the Afrisun Community Development Trust. With its support we can extend the reach of the mobile science lab to impact more learners in more schools.”

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Puppet Making Workshop - Call For Theatre Proposals - Arts Funding - Auditions

Street Theatre Puppet Making Workshop 

Laghu Hari Das, Puppet Master of twenty years experience, offers a Street Theatre Puppet Making Workshop geared to community theatre members with particular reference to those interested in Theatre in Education.  
“We will create giant puppets using recycled material,” says Laghu, who will be assisted by Mayapur Chandra. “The idea is to empower the community theatre members to make giant puppets that can be paraded at festivals, events and carnivals.”

The Street Theatre Puppet Making Workshop, which is funded by ASSITEJ SA’s  Theatre4Youth Programme takes place at Luganda Creche, Luganda Road on Saturday 29th November from 9.30 to 13.00. Call Mlu Ngidi on 073 3991929 for directions
Registration is at 9.00 am and entrance is free to ASSITEJ and PANSA members. Please wear old clothes and bring your own refreshments. The workshop can take up to 20 participants. 
Please contact Laghu Hari on 079 6333 892 or Theatre4Youth Mentor Gisele on 083 5458546.

Call For Theatre Proposals 

Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival will celebrate the 5th Almagro Off International Contest next July. Its purpose is to  foster and promote contemporary creation, new languages and innovative proposals related to Baroque theatre and its authors. Deadline for submitting proposals and application forms: 1st  March 2015

At the same time, we are glad to announce the celebration of the 4th  International Children’s Baroque Contest, also with the aim of promoting and in favour of the creation and staging of theatre plays about the Baroque, aimed at children, young people and family audiences. Deadline form submitting proposals and application forms: 27th February 2015.

Selected proposals from both Contest will perform within the 38th edition of the Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival, to be held next July 2015 (find more information, in our web:

Auditions - Durban 

Taking place at 12 pm on the Friday 14th November 2014 at the Sherwood Bowling Club off King Cetshwayo Highyway number 860 in Durban, South Africa.
If there is a cue, please wait in your seats and print out and read through the script. When you enter please tell us which character you will be performing as and perform it for about a minute long.
When the audition is done. We will tell you a short list of actors who made it for the callbacks, and the ones who did not.
A chance for more auditions are on Saturday at 9 am-2 pm and the following week, Friday and Saturday, same times as this week.

Contact Dayakar for more info:

The National Arts Council (NAC) has opened applications for arts funding for 2015.

Individuals and registered arts organisations involved in theatre, dance music, visual arts, craft, literature and multi-discipline have until 12 December 2014 to submit their applications for project funding. This will be the NAC's only round of funding for next year across all seven arts fields.Post-graduate students who wish to pursue their arts studies abroad are also encouraged to apply.

Projects should be of national significance, focusing on the creation of new works and on overall arts development. Those that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields are also encouraged to apply.

Says NAC CEO Rosemary Mangope: "At the National Arts Council we are committed to changing the landscape of South Africa's creative industries. Key to this transformation is not only supporting SA's existing centres of arts excellence, but also identifying and fostering emerging talent nationwide - those organisations and individuals that will be our future
standard-bearers for the arts, both nationally and internationally.

"In our on-going efforts to ensure the arts are as inclusive as possible, we are particularly keen to encourage funding applications from arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and those living with disabilities. We also welcome applications from students who are not only interested in studying abroad, but also committed to returning to SA to share the knowledge and experience they have gained with their peers."

Successful applications will be notified on 15 April 2015. This year, the NAC awarded grants totalling over R18 million to applicants drawn from all nine South African provinces, plus an additional R9 million in special project funding to 13 flagship arts organisations.

Application forms and funding guidelines are available from the NAC office
Tel: 011-838-1383  - You can download the forms at 

AFDA Open Day - 15 Nov 2014

There will be presentations and fun activities during the day. If you are interested in studying film this is for you. 

The campus is located in Glen Anil at 2a Highdale Road. The programme will begin at 10 until 11am with appointment bookings before from 9am and after until 12noon. Interested parties can contact Milena Gevers to confirm their attendance on or call 031 569 2252.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Want VIP Tickets To See The Lumineers In South Africa?

Your chance to win VIP Tickets to see The Lumineers in South Africa thanks to Virgin Mobile

US folk-rock stars The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December brought to you by Virgin Mobile South Africa, 5FM and Seed Experiences.

The Lumineers will perform at Cape Town’s iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 4 and 5 December, at already sold out concerts, and at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam on 6 December.

To celebrate the Lumineers first ever South African appearance Virgin Mobile is giving away three VIP Lumineers experiences to three lucky fans and their three friends to three shows.

The VIP Lumineers experience includes a meet and greet with the band, four VIP entry tickets to either the Johannesburg or Cape Town shows*, the latest LG 3G smartphone as well as R1000 Virgin Mobile airtime.

To enter visit entry closes on the 28 November 2014 or visit for more information.

The Lumineers became a success story in their native US with their 2011 self-titled debut album. The album gave the band international recognition, selling over 3-million copies, and over 5,5-million single downloads of their debut single – and arguably the band’s most famous song to date – ‘Ho Hey’.  Their music has been described as classic and genuine, raw and unique. They mix flavours of folk, alternative rock, Americana and indie, cutting them with a rustic charm. The band was nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Americana Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards and has played to sold-out shows all over the world.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see The Lumineers live in South Africa for the first time.

(Prize excludes Travel & Accommodation) 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jobs In The Arts, Interships & Improv Sessions

The Market Theatre Foundation Posts 

The Market Theatre Foundation, an internationally renowned premier arts institution based in Newtown, Johannesburg seeks to appoint candidates for the following positions.
(Permanent, Affirmative Action position)
- Plan and Implement MTF’s brand and communication strategies,?programmes and projects
- Oversee the implementation of all communication and brand materials and services
- Coordinate at strategic and tactical levels with the other MTF units
- A degree or diploma in Brand Communications or related field
- 5 years’ experience in the field of arts or Brand Communication (middle management)
- Ability to develop strategies, systems and procedures as well as manage staff
- Ability to operate at a strategic level on Brand Communication issues

(Permanent, Affirmative Action position)
Assemble, operate and maintain the technical equipment used to record, amplify, enhance, mix or reproduce sound for all events/ shows and conferences of the Market Theatre
- Degree/ Diploma in Sound technology or Sound Engineering.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience
- Knowledge of technical theatre
- The ability to diagnose technical problems such as delays, malfunctions on the sound board and errors, in order to determine the true cause of the problem and solve it within a reasonable timeframe

(Permanent, Affirmative Action position)
To assist with all the administrative functions for the Market Theatre Laboratory
- A Matric and / or Diploma in Public Relations
- 1 year’s administration experience
- Basic financial knowledge
- Good organisational skills
- Good verbal and written skills
- Fluency in at least 3 vernacular languages
- MS Office Literacy (basic Word and Excel)
- An understanding of facilities management principles and procedures
- Experience in successful management of work schedules

Prospective candidates should e-mail their CV, covering letter and certified copies of their certificates, including three contactable referees to or hand deliver to Market Theatre Foundation Admin Offices, 1 President Street, Newtown, for attention Ms Hlubi Mtimkulu.
Full job descriptions are available on or upon request from
Closing date, 14 November 2014. Late applications will not be considered.

Internship at ARTsouthAFRICA
ARTsouthAFRICA is looking for a web developer assistant with the following skills:
Basic requirements:
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills are essential
  • Familiarity with front-end web design programming (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Experience with common design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to take ownership and assume responsibility
Advantageous but not required:
  • Experience with WordPress, Joomla, PHP
  • Experience with various frameworks, including Bootstrap
  • Comfortable with responsive development processes and technologies
The internship is unpaid for 3 months, but transport expenses will be considered.
Applicants can send their CV to James at Applications are ongoing and there is no deadline, but internships are considered on merit and a first-come-first-serve basis.

Extra Butter Improv Jam Tuesday 11 November
Calling all Jammers. Your improv world needs You!
Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Time: 18:30 (Performers to warm-up), 19:30 (Audience) and Show Time is 20:00
Venue: Miao, 20 Jarvis Street, Cape Town

This edition by Fred Felton
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Free SABC TV Workshop For TV Producers & Micro Budget Film Fund & Auditions

The SABC is currently looking for new content for the coming year.

They will be hosting a workshop for TV Producers
Venue: SABC Durban
Date: 5 November 2014
Time: 8h30am - 3pm

To RSVP email

Micro Budget Film Fund 

The Durban Film Office is kick-starting their next round of submissions for their Micro Budget Film and Development Film Fund programmes. All emerging Durban filmmakers are urged to submit their film projects for Micro Budget Film Funding before the closing date 7 November 2014 and for the Development Film Fund the 21 November 2014.
Giving local filmmakers a boost with funding and support, the Durban Film Office, the eThekwini Municipality’s developmental arm in the film industry, established the Micro Budget Film and Development Film funding programmes.
The Micro Budget Film programme, of which submission entries close on the 7 November 2014, has been specially created by the Durban Film Office to equip five fiction feature projects from new and emerging filmmakers with a R100 000 grant to assist them in producing their films, as well as provide invaluable insight into learning how to source any additional funding and resources through a micro-budget model. The programme is set out to provide filmmakers with in-depth training on significant production factors such as marketing, sales support, advertising, product placement and sponsorship deals.
Similarly, the Development Film Fund programme, of which submissions close on the 21 November 2014, provides filmmakers with adequate funding and support to produce their films. The Development Film fund programme was established to grant two filmmakers with projects deemed commercially viable and locally and globally competitive with R250 000 funding to assist the production of their projects.
“We encourage aspiring Durban filmmakers to take advantage of these incredible opportunities, as it could be the very break into the film industry they have been working towards. With the support of the Durban Film Office and leading film experts; these programmes will lay the foundations to a successful film making future and take their projects to the next level,” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.
For more information on the Durban Film Office’s Micro Budget Development and Development Film Fund Programmes selection criteria and application process, please visit  or contact Mr. Fezile Peko, Project Manager on, and telephone 031 311 4788 


Averagely Crazy: Auditions at 860 King Cetshwayo Hwy, Durban,Sherwood Bowling Club.
14th-16th. November
Times: The 14th- 12pm-6pm 15th: 9am-2pm 16: 12pm-6pm.
HAKAR-G/TLM.SFX PRODUCTIONS CEO -DAYAKAR PADAYACHEE Please check up on Character descriptions on our website.

This edition by Fred Felton
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Invite to Fashion Mentorship Programme - Auditions For Hip Hop Festival

Participate in the Fashion Mentorship Programme

Fashion designers and fashion houses within eThekwini Municipality area are invited to apply.
There will be 7 phases

  • 10 month Fashion Mentorship Programme
  • Biz Development workshops
  • Cost & Pricing
  • Quality Control
  • 5 day international industry workshop
  • 4 day Durban Fashion Fair
  • Fashion Shows
  • Fashion Industry Workshop
  • Pop-up Shop
  • Participation in Fashion Pavillion at Durban Biz Fair
  • Particpation on adopt a designer programme
  • Access to markets opportunity
There will be a presentation on 5 November between 2pm and 4h30pm at SEDA ASGISA hall

You have to send the following:
  • Company Profile
  • Individual Profile / CV
  • Matric Cert. / Cert's / Diploma / Degree 
  • Certified copy of ID
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of residents
  • 2 months stamped bank statement
Due: 28 November between 8am - 4pm.
Delivered to Business Support Tourism and Markets Unit, 11th Floor, 75 Dr Langalibalele Dube Street, Durban

Indicate if your business is registered or not, the unit will assist you with registration if it is not.

More details: Nondumiso - 031-311-4578
or email 


Auditions - eThekwini Municipality Arts & Culture Dept. will be having auditions for a hip hop festival. Looking for BMX Riders, Skaters, Hip Hop Dance Groups, Hip Hop DJ's, Beat Makers, Graffiti, Artists, Start time 9am.
Venues and Dates:
8 Nov - Wushwini
9 Nov - KwaMashu Gymnasium Sports Centre
15 Nov - Clermont Sizakala Centre
15 Nov - Playhouse
16 Nov - Wentworth Austerville Hall
23 Nov - Makhutha Sphelel Hall
23 Nov - Umlazi U Hall

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton