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National Arts Festival

National Arts Festival

In 2002, the Festival was renamed the National Arts Festival, and is now an independent Section 21 company that has an unrivalled reputation as the leading African showcase of local and international creativity.

Spread over 11 days and across 90-odd different venues in Makhanda, the Festival enjoys strong participation from artists from all of South Africa’s nine provinces as well as a number of international artists and audiences visiting South Africa.



Festival Reviews and Reports:


Arts Festival Reflects Nation’s Soul: National Arts Festival In Makhanda In South Africa

“Formidable Creativity And Innovation”: South Africa’s National Arts Festival