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Tuesday, August 14, 2018


The Playhouse Company, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, presents the 22nd South African Women’s Art Festival Fringe featuring Live Music, Comedy, Dialogue & Poetry. This event takes place in The Playhouse Cellar on August 17, 2018.

(Vanessa Marawa)

Dialogue: Talking Woman to Woman
The Cellar, August 17 from 10h00 to 13h00
The panel will be of Durban’s most Influential women from the entertainment industry, who will share their personal journey, highlighting challenges with the intention to motivate women. Other topics will include issue of slay queens, blessers, gender based discrimination, violence and femicide from the perspective of women.

Zandile Tembe (UKHOZI FM Programs Manager)
Nonto R (Comedian)
DJ Happygal (DJ & Entrepreneur)
Thabile Buthelese (Thabisile Buthelezi Foundation)
Vanessa Marawa (Vuma FM, Moderator)

(Thando Nyameni)

Dialogue: Talking Man to Man
The Cellar, August 17 from 13h00-15h30
The panel will be made up of influential and highly celebrated male industry representatives within different sectors and genres. The panellists will each share personal stories that reflects their journey to success, highlighting the challenges they’ve encountered in the pursuit of their dreams. Other topics will include slay queens, blessers, gender based discrimination, violence and substance abuse within the entertainment industry.

Mbuso Khoza (award winning Musician)
DJ Sox (DJ/Musician)
Simphiwe Shembe (Comedian)
Andile KaMajola (Gospel Musician)

Also featuring on this year’s Fringe are live music performances by Durban’s most talented, industry ready live performers and three emerging Hip-Hop artists. Scheduled to perform are Nomkhosi Mazibuko, Mazwi Fortune, Next Level, My Lord, KYLE, and Amor, with poetry from Sthandiwe KaBlose, Mollo Da Poet and Hlngiwe Mbatha and a special comedy sessions by Nonto R and Simphiwe Shembe.

For bookings contact the festival hotline on 031 369 9407 or email Dawn Haddon at