storytelling

Social entrepreneurs on building South Africa’s economy

The stories of 14 social entrepreneurs are told in the book The Disruptors. The authors share their journey in the writing of it, and...

Long walk to university reaps the reward

A man from Hanover Park in Cape Town walked a total of 34km every day to get to university, and go back home. His journey ended with graduation this week. Now he is putting to work and is teaching the next generation at a local school.

South Africa’s Smart Schools showcased on Brand South Africa media tour

Foreign journalists on a week-long tour of the country as guests of Brand South Africa visited Boitumelo High School in Tembisa on Wednesday to find out more about the pilot project in the Gauteng Education Department's tech-savvy Smart Schools programme.

Storytelling takes centre stage

GcinaM---thumbThe Sibikwa Storytelling Festival aims to build social cohesion, promote indigenous languages, give a platform to sign language, and build national identity. Running over a week at two venues in Soweto, it has a programme for youngsters, as well as open mic sessions.

Nali’ibali and SAA and the gift of reading

story-power---thumbKeeping children entertained as you travel is a problem as old as time. South African Airways have partnered with the Nali’ibal campaign to promote reading and storytelling to kids as families head off on holidays.

SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

On 21 February 1917, the SS Mendi troopship carrying more than 800 black South African men sank off the Isle of Wight in the British Channel. The bravery of the men as they stared death in the face is portrayed on staged at the Soweto Theatre.

SS Mendi tragedy on stage at the Soweto Theatre

On 21 February 1917, the SS Mendi troopship carrying more than 800 black South African men sank off the Isle of Wight in the British Channel. The bravery of the men as they stared death in the face is portrayed on staged at the Soweto Theatre.

Joburg: A city of stories

Storytelling is the new rock n roll, says Rian Malan. Known for his own expert storytelling, his latest project, with Ann Toerien, is bringing out the stories of Johannesburg. Invited artists will tell their tales of the city of gold in The Unbelievable Truth, four themed evenings about life in Jozi.

Nal’ibali brings reading to life

The first Nal'ibali Storytime was published in English a year ago. Now, the popular book of short stories has been published in four more official languages in a drive to promote the joy of reading and a love of books among South African children.

Filming incentives grow South African movie industry

South Africa has gained international recognition as a movie shooting locale of choice; now, incentives lowering production and post-production costs for local and international moviemakers are boosting the industry's profits.