Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In this weeks issue: Jobs via Pansa,

Clowns Without Borders South Africa - Programme Manager Position
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) is an arts-based humanitarian nonprofit organisation that provides psychosocial support to children and families affected by crisis (

CWBSA seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Durban, South Africa.

This is part-time senior management position within our organisation.


Development of programmes
„X Coordinate, oversee and manage all arts interventions and programmes;
„X Facilitate the development and implementation of new arts interventions, curriculum, and programming;
„X Recruit, employ, and provide training and supervision of programme employees/artists in line with CWBSA policies and procedures;
„X Liaise between CWBSA and other stakeholders, including local partners, NGOs/CBOs and Government Departments;
„X Attend necessary stakeholder workshops, events and training seminars;
„X Travel as and when required by the organisation;
Implementation of programmes
„X Establish policies and procedures for all programmes in line with CWBSA ethical guidelines;
„X Provide leadership and support for all programme staff (project leaders, facilitating artists, volunteers) to ensure projects succeed and responsibilities are fulfilled;
„X Manage the purchase, maintenance and inventory all programme equipment;
„X Manage and report on activity schedule plans to the MD;
„X Communicate programme status with MD regularly;
Evaluation of programmes
„X Research best practices and identify potential innovations for the continuous improvement of CWBSA arts interventions and programmes;
„X Evaluate programmes and provide feedback as needed;
„X Provide on-site assessment and review of arts interventions and programmes;
„X Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all programmes to ensure consistent, high quality evaluation, and goal setting for all employees;
„X Ensure written evaluation of programme staff is completed as required;
Management of programmes
„X Provide Monthly / Quarterly Report to MD on status of programmes;
„X Communicate policy and information to programme staff and ensure and supervise regular meetings to this end;
„X Ensure that donor reporting for projects is scheduled and kept up to date;
„X Donor communication and management where required and especially in the absence of the MD;
„X Financial Management by compiling monthly commitment budgets, ensuring spending in line with this and work closely with MD to ensure financial management and reporting required;
„X Ensure appropriate training is provided in order for employees to execute their duties;
„X Maintain open communication lines among all programme employees;
„X Honours or Master’s degree preferably in a development-related and/or arts administration field;
„X Experience in the artistic disciplines of physical theatre, clown performance, storytelling, dance, and/or music within a humanitarian/development context;
„X Experience as a facilitator and developer of arts-based curriculum for adults and children
„X Knowledge and experience in community-based approaches to working with children and families affected by crisis (war, violence, HIV/AIDS, discrimination, poverty)
„X Knowledge of evidence-based approaches to community development and intervention
„X Minimum of five years experience in community development or related training;
„X Management, leadership and conflict resolution skills;
„X Strategic thinking;
„X Ability to think outside the box, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
„X Organisational and coordination skills;
„X Manage time and schedule work effectively;
„X Communication skills, both oral and written;
„X Interpersonal relations and the ability to work well with others;
„X Fluency in English and preferably knowledge one other South African language;
„X Willingness to travel away from home
„X Honesty, integrity, professionalism and willingness to work overtime;
„X Reside in Durban
„X Valid driver’s license.

Salary commensurate with experience

Starting date: September 2012

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with 3 references for contact by 20 July 2012 to

(Source:  Pansa) 

Something new from East Coast Radio

Automated traffic reports on East Coast Radio.

It has recently just become even easier to stay abreast of what’s happening on KwaZulu-Natal’s roads, thanks to a new feature implemented by East Coast Radio. The station is the first station in the province to implement the Traffic Announce feature.

The added feature, which is available on most car radios, allows you to set up your radio to auto tune into all East Coast Radio’s traffic announcements so that you don’t miss out. Once programmed your radio will switch over from playing CDs or another radio station to undeniably the province’s most extensive traffic reports. The ‘Traffic Guy’, Johann Von Bargen, brings you the latest reports every 15 minutes on both The Breakfast Stack between 06h00 and 09h00 and The Drive with Damon between 15h00 and 18h00. He has extensive knowledge of the province’s roads and a network of eyes and ears on the ground that enable him to guide you to your destination safely.

All you have to do to make sure your radio automatically flips over to the traffic news is enable the ‘TP’ or ‘TA’ function on your radio while tuned to East Coast Radio. Each vehicle make and model is different so you may need to consult your manual for exact details on how to go about setting up your radio for Traffic Announce feature. But be sure not to miss out on this fantastic feature!

(Source:  East Coast Radio) 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

5 Art Galleries Worth Visiting in Durban

This week we are looking at some of the wonderful Art Galleries we have
in Durban.  So go on and explore this wonderful City and support some of the

Here are 5 Art Galleries Worth Visiting.


The KZNSA is the home of Arts in Durban and it has been for a long time.
You will find this lovely Art Gallery in Bulwer Road.  It has quite a few rooms in
it to explore and alongside it a wonderful Coffee Shop where you will find
many people from the Arts Community.

Useful Links

Facebook -

This useful group posts the exhibition openings and be sure to pop by them.
Wonderful events. - Useful page

Address: 166 Bulwer Road, Bulwer, Durban

2.  The Collective

This Art Gallery is a treasure.  Situated in Florida Road they are connected to
a bookshop so it is wonderful to stroll between the bookshop and the Gallery.
Full of unique pieces they also have many wonderful events at the Gallery.
Definitely worth a visit.  Now also offering Coffees and Snacks.
Look out for their Exhibitions they are very supportive of small Artists as well.

Useful Links

Facebook -
Twitter - @collectivedbn

Address - 48b Florida Road, Morningside, Durban
Tel - 031-303-4891
Website -
Email: -

3. Imbizo Art Gallery

Situated North of Durban in Ballito.  This gallery is part of the Lifestyle Centre.
They are known for their upmarket art pieces.  You will normally find once a month
they launch new artworks and invite artists for openings.  The openings are wonderful
events filled with music, good food and drinks and lively debate.  Worth a drive up North.

Website -
Facebook -

4.  Artisan Art Gallery 

Another of the many Art Galleries in Florida Road.
This one has many unusual pieces.  Pop by and marvel at the unique pieces on show there.
They have some wonderful launches as well.  They have some wonderful ceramic pieces, wooden
pieces and cutlery.

Address - 344 Florida Road, Morningside
Telephone - 031-312-4364


5. Artspace 

3 Millar Road, Stamford Hill, Durban

A wonderful Art Gallery set in a very interesting building.  Some wonderful artworks
and a lovely little nook where you can have coffee.  They also have some great workshops
from time to time and provide help for Artists when big Art Competitions come up.

Facebook -

Website -
Email - 
Tel - 031-312-0793

So go on take a trip around Durban and explore these wonderful Art Galleries and stimulate
your artistic senses.

Article by @fredfelton

Do you know of any interesting Art Galleries in the Durban Area?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rovos Rail Royal Luxury

At Indaba I managed to visit the Rovos Rail Stand.

They really did have one of the best stands at Indaba.

I had a a wonderful interview with Carole O'Connor from
their Marketing Department.

She told me all about Rovos Rail.

She told me some wonderful stats on Rovos Rail.

They have their own Private Station.  It operates out of Capital Park Station, Pretoria. SA.
The Company was started by Rohan Vos.  He started to fix old Caravans and old trains
and slowly it developed into a Tour Operator Business.  The first was the Jules Verne.
He filled it up.

Carole gave me some wonderful business tips for business owners out there.
The Company pays cash for everything.
They have their own workshop and do all the repairs onsite.

The owner still greets every guest before they travel.

They have different suites on the train and various trips.
The Cape Town - Dar Es Salam trip is 13 days.  It crosses 5 Countries.
The trips are full of wonderful expeditions and excursions.

They have guests from all over including Scandinavian Countries, Sweden, Russia
and Turkey.

You will sometimes find the owner under the train fixing it.
They have marketing agents worldwide.

They spend a lot on marketing and have a lovely website.
They do not advertise.

They find that more people from SA come for the trip and hotel packages.

Some useful links for Rovos Rail.

Visit their Website -

Follow them on Twitter - @RovosRailTours

Find them on Facebook -

Visit them on Pinterest -

(Article and Photo's by @fredfelton)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Useful articles for #Artists and #Writers

This week we have some wonderful articles for Artists and Writers.

Artist in residency

Calling Africa's Artists

Applicants for 10 residencies are available for the 2012 (AIR) Programme.

The residencies are available to all types of artists.

To apply and to find out more please go to the following website:

Deadline is the 15th June 2012

Good luck!

(Source - Africa Centre)

Short Story Day Africa

On Wed 20 June revel in a celebration of fiction's short - yet - perfectly - crafted form, the
short story.

This year the event is even bigger, going international.  This year writers can do almost anything
from running a creative workshop, a competition, a short film, organizing a spoken word night, a
reading, an author appearance.

Whatever it is you are doing email us details of your event
on with a link to your website if applicable and any images you have
and we will put it on the Short Story Day Africa Website where you can also find stories to read,
short story recommendations, competitions, giveaways and more.

Follow them on Twitter - @shortstoryAFR
Join their Facebook page - Short Story Day Africa

To find out more about this wonderful event and about the competitions, chain stories and fiction flash
and more visit their website:

(Source - Short Story Day Africa)

All Articles by @fredfelton