Jo’burg art pick: April 29 2011

Norwegian artists’ collective KNUT started in 2009 when three art students named Knut (which, I am told, is the Norwegian equivalent of ‘John”) met on the lawns of a retirement village in Bergen, where they were volunteering as
gardeners one afternoon.

It was there that they came up with the concept
of ‘goodwill guerilla gardening”, the planting of illegitimate micro-gardens in urban public spaces with a view to promoting the well-being of the city’sinhabitants.

For one week from May 5, KNUT will be spreading their green goodwill on the streets of Braamfontein. Every day from 12 to 5pm they will be at a different traffic island or other neglected green patch prettifying it purely in the interest
of public prettiness. They haven’t released a precise schedule since, they maintain, ‘this would not be guerilla”. Keep your eyes open and you may just catch them.

From May 5 in Braamfontein.


EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

Steenhuisen takes the lead in DA race while Ntuli falters

‘If you want a guarantee buy a toaster. This is politics’

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it