South Africa’s Athol Fugard was honoured with a special Tony award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. In its citation the awards committee described him as a playwright “whose art has always spoken out against racism and who continues to be an active voice for freedom and equality”.
• New Fugard play takes to stage
The ruling African National Congress remembered Arthur Goldreich, a key member of the liberation movement, as a South African who sacrificed his white privileges in a tenacious fight for freedom and equality in the country.
• Liliesleaf to sprout new hotel
Cape Town-based journalist and filmmaker Liz Fish will soon travel to Canada to receive the inaugural David Suzuki Green Award at the 32nd Banff World Media Festival, for her entry titled Fracking up the Karoo.
• SA short film makes festival finals