Arts and culture
The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa has won the Astrid Lindgren
Memorial Award 2015, the world's richest children's book award with a prize of 5-million Swedish
kroner (around R7-million).
The South African artist's multimedia chamber opera Refuse the Hour
Cape Town's City Hall on Friday as part of the 2015 Design Indaba Festival. It's an immersive
production of "ecstatic journeying inside the frenetic mind of a creative titan", writes
Alexandra Dodd in her review.
In honour of its 30th anniversary, Ardmore Ceramic Art is launching a range of fabrics at the
Design Indaba Expo, which opens in Cape Town on Friday. The design translates South Africa's
vibrant flora and fauna on to fabric with pattern, colour and humour.
"It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs," South African producer Eric Abraham said after his
film Ida took top honours in the Best Foreign Language film category at a
ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
South African film Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us
won the Audience
Choice Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film explores the
gritty world of Alexandra township in a tale of Thulas and his sister, Zanele.
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