African music singer, songwriter and storyteller Latozi ‘Madosini’ Mpahleni wowed audiences at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus on Saturday, 23 July with her performance of traditional African music. Madosini, as she is more commonly known, uses ancient African musical instruments to promote a musical genre that is virtually extinct.
UCT Department of Dance lecturer Lisa Wilson was one of four guest speakers at the 9th International Christian Dance Fellowship Conference, held at the University of Ghana in July. The conference takes place every three years, each time in a different country. This was the first time it was held on African soil.
UCT graduate Jessica Dewhurst is one of 60 young people from across the commonwealth to receive the 2016 Queens Young Leader Award. This is a royal initiative aimed at discovering and supporting exceptional individuals who are transforming lives in their communities. She recently participated in a weeklong residential programme in the United Kingdom before receiving the award from HRH Queen Elizabeth II at a star-studded event held at Buckingham Palace in June.
The poignant and funny story ‘This Could Get Messy’ has secured top prize in the annual ‘Short.Sharp.Stories’ competition. This is the latest work of fiction from husband-and-wife writing duo Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus who go by the nom de plume ‘Greg Lazarus’. They have won R20,000 from the National Arts Festival and the opportunity to participate in selected literary events for the duration of 2016.