‘Womb of Fire’ 
Playhouse Loft
Durban - The 22nd South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF) is on at The Playhouse from August 7 to 18. “SAWAF’s mix of dance, drama, music, dialogue, arts and craft showcases the determination of South African women to find freedom, respect and equality in our society.

Wathinta Abafazi, Wathint’Imbokodo.

In August 1956, more than 20000 women of all races marched in unison to the Union Buildings in Pretoria protesting against unjust apartheid pass laws.

This new retrospective, adapted and directed by Matjamela Motloung, asks how far have women’s rights progressed.

Grand Foyer, August 7 to 11. R80.

‘Be The Legacy’ Gala Concert

This year, the country also celebrates the centenary of Mama Albertina Sisulu. Concert stars Khanyo Maphumulo, Gloria Bosman and The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

Opera, August 11. R100 to R150.


Musa Hlatswayo’s compelling new dance piece pays tribute to the women of KwaZulu-Natal who leave rural homes to find work.

Drama Theatre, August 7-11. R85.

* For full programme (and free events): playhousecompany.com

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