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Sisters with guitars

Award-winning Singers/Songwriters Zahara, Berita and Msaki are performing at the Sisters with Guitars concert at Emperors Palace on Saturday 15th February 2020. The first of its kind, the concert promises music lovers a good time, an exceptional experience with this incredible line-up, celebrating women in music. Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 18:00 – 21:00. Emperors […]

South Africans and Canadian Artists Collabo

SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF BC continues to look at better ways to improve collaborations between the South Africans music Artists and the Canadians. An example of this was a production of a double album CD sampler that was compiled and distributed to CMW delegates, eight South African artists of diverse musical backgrounds showcased at […]


To ensure that the Canadian music industry gets access to a bigger market, SAMW plans to invite 15 neighboring countries to South Africa who form part of the regional common market called Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The task for CMW is to market SAMW 2029 to the Canadian music industry and mobilize government in […]

CMW 2020 Spotlight on South Africa

In May 2020, a South African music industry delegation will again participate in CMW 2020 core program activities that include: conferencing workshops, music expo and exhibition, talent showcasing, and business to business engagement. The following artists shall form part of the South African delegation to CMW:   Face (afro beat) Zahara (afro soul) Rocksteady (rock […]

What immigration programs can I apply for?

We have an online tool called Come to Canada. It helps foreign nationals find out if they may be eligible to apply as immigrants, visitors, workers or students in Canada. This tool guides you through some questions about your personal and work history. Based on your responses and your situation, it then gives you: a list of options; and step-by-step instructions on […]

Today, we remember Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela Mandela dedicated her life to the struggle for Social Justice. She kept her then-husband, President Nelson Mandela in the public eye until he became the first President of a free South Africa.   She served the people of South Africa with unwavering tenacity. Her extraordinary difficult life has to be recognized especially as […]

VSAFF Postpone

Dear Friend of the Vancouver South African Film Festival, This is to inform you that, sadly, we have decided to postpone VSAFF. It will not take place as scheduled on March 27 – 29.   You are no doubt aware that the public health situation with respect to COVID-19 has become increasingly acute. The Health […]

Life Is Wonderful

Life is Wonderful features the surviving defendants and lawyers of the Rivonia Trial. Denis Goldberg stood trial in the Rivonia trial with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu and others.