Formal music training and classical music was at one time in South Africa viewed as the domain of the elite, but in recent years a number of organisations have worked to tap into the wealth of musical talent in South African communities. Acosa is one of them.
• SA youth orchestra set to wow Europe
The 2012 Arts & Culture Trust ImpACT awards celebrated fresh talent, and also honoured four veterans of the local arts community – Welcome Msomi, Nadine Gordimer, Jonas Gwangwa and Andrew Verster – with lifetime achievement awards.
• JM Coetzee archive heads to US
The use of smart technology is the latest approach being used to combat rhino poaching. Arms company Denel has committed to the cause, as has a pair of social entrepreneurs who are putting the power in the hands of the owners of smart devices.
• A legacy for the African rhino
South African filmmaker and lecturer Sean Robert Daniels is in Hollywood to officially receive his Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, and he hopes his achievement will inspire his students to work hard at their dreams.
• Big grant for African filmmakers