Siphokazi Jonas to open the 12th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture

THE 12th ANNUAL DESMOND TUTU INTERNATIONAL PEACE LECTURE COMES BACK TO CAPE TOWN CITY HALL The 12th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture returns on 7 October 2022, marking the first Lecture since Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s passing at the end of 2021. The event is being held on Archbishop Tutu’s birthday and will honourContinue reading “Siphokazi Jonas to open the 12th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture”

Mkhuseli by Siphokazi Jonas

From Litnet Stemme | Voices | Amazwi is LitNet’s series of 15 short, powerful monologues, written by established and upcoming playwrights, presented in collaboration with Suidoosterfees, NATi and ATKV. In Siphokazi Jonas’ Mkhuseli, a fallen star whose memory was wiped when it fell to earth, stands guard at a shoreline to save the spirits of the drowned. Peggy Mongoato performs theContinue reading “Mkhuseli by Siphokazi Jonas”

Siphokazi thanks #WeAreDyingHere team. Official SAFTA pic below with the award

Again, on behalf of the entire #WeAreDyingHere team and all our partners, we are grateful for this recognition. My hope is that this award will serve to bring attention to this story. Further, my wish is that Poetry will be appreciated (and funded) for the power that it has to move and transform us. ThisContinue reading “Siphokazi thanks #WeAreDyingHere team. Official SAFTA pic below with the award”

#WeAreDyingHere is going to Sweden

Some really cool news, #WeAreDyingHere is going to Sweden!  We’re honoured to be part of this amazing #SE_SA exchange with Hear My Voice.  We’re taking the film and stage production to Gothenburg, Stockholm, and Uppsala along with individual performances and collaborations with the team.  Tell somebody please.

Media statement: We congratulate Western Cape SAFTA winners

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulates those from the Western Cape who emerged as winners at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) over the past weekend. Local poet, writer and performer, Siphokazi Jonas, received top honours for her work in the category of Best Short Film. Jonas wrote the original screenplayContinue reading “Media statement: We congratulate Western Cape SAFTA winners”

#WeAreDyingHere claims top honours in the Best Short Film category at this year’s SAFTAs

Cape Town, Monday, 5 September 2022 – After a successful festival run across the USA, South Africa, Germany, and Australia, the highly acclaimed short film #WeAreDyingHere took home the coveted Golden Horn at this year’s SAFTA’s, claiming top honours in the Best Short Film category.  “History is being made in this collaboration between poetry, stage and film, and the SAFTA winContinue reading “#WeAreDyingHere claims top honours in the Best Short Film category at this year’s SAFTAs”

#WeAreDyingHere will be released and available for streaming on Showmax from Monday, 5 September 2022

Cape Town, Wednesday 31 August 2022 – After a successful festival run across the USA, South Africa, Germany, and Australia, the award-winning short film #WeAreDyingHere screened on Monday, 29 August, at The Labia Theatre in the Cape Town. The screening kicked-off the week before the much-anticipated lead up to the SAFTAs*, wherein the film has a Best Short Film nomination.  TheContinue reading “#WeAreDyingHere will be released and available for streaming on Showmax from Monday, 5 September 2022”

SIPHOKAZI JONAS FOR SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL IN DURBAN ON 12TH AUGUST

SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL IN DURBAN The Playhouse Company, celebrates its annual SA Women’s Arts Festival in Durban’s Playhouse complex between 2 and 13 August 2022. Featuring a stellar roster of cultural icons, this lynchpin event on our county’s Women’s Month calendar has long been one of the flagships of the Company’s yearly Arts Plan. “Over the years, our role in underliningContinue reading “SIPHOKAZI JONAS FOR SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL IN DURBAN ON 12TH AUGUST”