Friday, October 24, 2008

24 October - Arts, Culture & Environment

In today's edition of Sakhisizwe we were joined Instudio by Tambu Sibanda and Thijs Boer – from Greatmore Art Studios. In celebrating their tenth birthday, Greatmore Studios will be hosting an exclusive art raffle. The raffle comprises of selected work on paper from a collection of images donated by local and international artists. Artists who will be featured include David Koloane, Cecil Skotnes, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, Tyrone Appolis, David Goldblatt, Helen Sebidi, Peter Clarke and more. By buying a raffle ticket for R1 600 you stand a chance to win one of over 112 Artworks generously donated by artists that have been associated with Greatmore in the past ten years. The number of tickets sold have been limited to 224 to ensure ticket holders have a 50% chance of winning an original artwork. The final draw will take place at Greatmore Studios on Friday the 14th of November. You can view 112 artworks being raffled at or contact (021) 447 9699 for more information.
PIC:Tambu and Thijs by Busi Mtabane

We also heard from Fatima Abdool – Co_Editor of IZZiT Magazine. IZZiT is a new bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that addresses the needs of people of mixed heritage what you call coloured or ‘brown' people. It is under the editorship of Fatima and Erald Felix from 50/50. Fatima says the focus of this magazine will be lively, practical and contemporary, with the aim of enhancing readers' information, knowledge and skills base about themselves and the coloured community in general. It will carry regular features, columns, one-off articles and special, themed sections. IZZiT is available at R19.95 from bookstores and other stockists serving the community, as well as on subscription at R100 for six issues. But shame they forgot about Cape Town. For Further details and subscription forms go to or send an email to

Nigel Vermaas joined us for the Arts update, to share with the listeners what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.

We closed off the show with an interview with Tessa Dowling – Language Expert from African Voices. African Voices is involved in a number of different areas relating to Southern African language and culture. Tessa explained more on what they do. For more info visit or contact (021) 788 3954.

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