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Tara Notcutt is a South African writer, director and producer. She received her BA in theatre and performance at the University of Cape Town and co-founded the company The Pink Couch in 2009, where she is currently the artistic director.

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Die Antwoord, Afrikaans for “The Answer”, is a South African rap-rave group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group’s members are rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek. Their image involves a counterculture movement called “zef” and the influence of photographer Roger Ballen.

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Johnny Clegg is a singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and activist who blends Western and African Zulu rhythms together. He is a well-known and important figure in South African music who successfully blends Western and African Zulu rhythms and lyrics together.

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The Nomadic Orchestra is a five-piece instrumental dance band based in Cape Town. The primary goal of the Nomadic Orchestra is to get people moving. The band makes an infectious kind of high-energy dance music – even the most prudish find themselves unconsciously tapping their feet.

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Loyiso Gola is a South African stand-up comedian. He is the co-creator and anchor of the late-nightsatirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA which was launched in 2010. In 2012 he was named one of Mail & Guardian ’​s 200 Young South Africans, in the Media & Film category. Men’s Health describes Gola as having “divisive mass appeal” due to the openly critical nature of his humour, and being “a genuine thinker masquerading as a fool and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation”.

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Born in Cape Town, this singer-songwriter never thought he’d become a full-time musician, but his father taught him how to play the guitar and started him off playing covers, and now Matthew Mole is well on the way to being just that.

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