Globally, the sudden and radical effect of Covid-19 has generated widespread precarity and insecurity. Livelihoods and careers have experienced collapse or transformation as a result of the pandemic and the responses of individual governments. Physical distancing and closure of performance venues has curtailed public performances and rehearsals. Many performing arts institutions have attempted to adapt by offering new (or newly expanded) digital services.

The discussion will look at the impact of the pandemic on cultural work and the performing arts as well as aim to unpack principle issues, how we value performance work during a crisis, and consider a way forward. 


  • Gift Tapiwa Marovatsanga: Applied Drama and Theatre Practitioner, Lecturer (UNIZULU), Writer and Director
  • Ayanda Mpama Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Television Presenter
  • Dr Lliane Loots Lecturer – School of Arts,UKZN (awardee African Voices Changemakers by CNN)(facilitator)

Date: Friday, 12 June 2020

Time: 16h00 – 17h15

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Issued by
Normah Zondo
Executive Director: Corporate Relations (Acting)

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