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Monday, September 8, 2014


(Estelle Sinkins receives the Media Sponsorship Award on behalf of The Witness Newspaper - for their sponsorship of The Witness Hilton Arts Festival. With her are Kwanele Gumbi, Chairman of BASA and Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa)

Twelve diverse business and arts partnerships were honoured at the 17th Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, held recently at The Market in Johannesburg’s historic Theatre.

The Media Sponsorship Award was won by The Witness Newspaper for The Witness Hilton Arts Festival – a three-day arts festival that takes place in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in September.

“Our annual awards are always a great opportunity to get a snapshot of how the arts and business are interfacing,” comments Business and Arts South Africa CEO, Michelle Constant. “This year it’s been gratifying to see many first time winners, a widespread footprint across the country and also businesses of different sizes and types being nominated and honoured as winners.”

Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency. With a suite of integrated programmes, Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, contributing to corporate success and securing the future development of the arts industry in South Africa.

Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is proud to be celebrating 20 years of freedom.

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