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Podcast with Ross Douglas of the Joburg Art Fair

Ross DouglasRoss Douglas’s voice has risen to prominence in South Africa’s resurgent art world with the success of the inaugural Joburg Art Fair in early 2008 – and with the second edition planned for 3-5 April this year.

Douglas brings with him an eclectic mix of skills gained in a career that has seen him working in ecotourism, documentaries, commercials, film production and art events. He is a man with deep convictions and a passion for the things he gets involved in – and it is clear that his big bang entry into the world of art is set to leave a lasting impact.

Join me on the Victor Dlamini Literary Podcast as I chat to Ross about the Fair, the response of government to art and the role that art plays in creating lasting social and economic value. In our conversation, he makes a number of suggestions that could transform South Africa’s arts industry – it will pay players to tune in.

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Victor Dlamini on SAfm: Wallis, Callinicos, Matolo and More

SAfm Literature features a highly thought-provoking lineup this week, starting with Andrew Wallis, a researcher at the University of Bradford‘s Department of Peace Studies, whose book Silent Accomplice treats the role that France played (and by implication ought to have played, I suppose) during the Rwandan genocide. He’ll join me on the line from the UK.

I’ll also chat with Luli Callinicos about a book that fell out of print in 2001, but has been republished to coincide with Nelson Mandela’s 89th birthday this year: The World that Made Mandela – A Heritage Trail, 70 Sites of Significance. Callinicos, the author, will take us through some of the landscapes that touched Mandela, and subsequently she herself, on his fascinating and rather convoluted journey to South Africa’s presidency.

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