Live and Virtual Botha Heritage International Arts Festival 2020."umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu"
Due to COVID19 and lockdown regulations which allows us to have only 50 people in our theatres, we opted to continue with our annual festival which is on its seventh year by going virtual with some performances going live streaming. For our festival to work we needed young blood that is clued up with tecnology hence we have a vibrant young festival team that is putting all their energies to deliver a world class festival.
After the president's announcement which took the country to level one, we have decided to make urgent changes so we can host it virtually and do a live event. Even our theme had changed to accommodate the format of the event. Both live and virtual which will take place simultaneously.
We warmly welcome all our festival artists and audiences. This seventh festival is happening during the difficult times of Covid-19, when the whole world is fighting the virus ravishing our peoples. As artists we will never give up in feeding the souls of our nations. Together we can beat the virus!
Would like to take this opportunity to introduce our Creative Team.
Director - Jerry Pooe
Co-ordinator - Musawenkosi Shabalala
Artistic Team- Xolani Henema, Nhlakanipho Maphumulo, Nxege Ndlovu, Zanele Zulu and Stella Zuma.
Public Relations Team - Zethu Khumalo, Amanda Ngcobo and Simangaliso Zungu.
Tchnical Team - Head Technician Mxolisi Ngubane, Stage Hands Gabriel Mpanza, Siyabonga Ndlela and Msizi Shezi.
Hospitality - Head Chef - Nonjabulo Khoza,
Assistant - Lungile Zakwe
Transport Team - Lungelo Nene and Senzo Shabalala.
Crafts and Visual Arts Curator -'Welcome Danca
Graphic Designer - Siyabonga Nhdevele