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
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
The art of making and enjoying wine has always brought people together, and now this rich form of exchange is being felt on a national level with the Thutukile Skweyiya Western Cape programme, which celebrates a decade of achievement in July 2011.
• Black, female and making great wine
The fourth annual Wits Arts and Literature Experience runs from 11 to 14 May 2011 in Johannesburg, and celebrates rising local talent and well-known South African artists.
• South African short films in international festival