Thursday, January 15, 2015

Charlie ... Ismail Mahomed

Are enough artists challenging the status quo? 

Energetic, back from Europe and ready to rock 'n Roll. Great chatting to Ismail Mahomed, Festival Director at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival about his four month trip, new insights into the world of art and the Charlie Hebdo attack. Ismail also shares advice on touring Europe at less than R700 a day. Read his tips and tricks here.

"Reach out!"
Ismail Mahomed on the iStart2 Show

Ismail feels we have failed to deal with reconciliation effectively in South Africa. However, he is confident about our Artists: "Artists are committed to building a nation that is transformative and healing," says Ismail. "iStart2 Challenge ... we all need to start challenging"

To listen to the show and an oldie by Rabbitt, (Charlie) just click play below

Thought of the Day ...

The iStart2 Show is broadcast at 17h30 on Radio Today 1485AM, Nationally on DSTV Audio Channel 869 or worlwide on The show is hosted by the beautiful Keitu Gwangwa and Pierre du Toit. You can listen every Monday at 17h30 and repeated at the same time on Thursdays. Happy listening!! 

Get Involved!

A call to independent/capable/dynamic entrepreneurs keen on working with an EXCITING Sustainability-through-Arts initiative that will contribute to several non-profit beneficiaries including the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA), Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust, Woman of Africa Foundation, IPACC, Princess of Africa Foundation, Food & Trees for Africa and Schools for Disabled Children around the country.
We are recruiting champion teams in 27 cities and towns in South Africa: Cape Town, Worcester, Stellenbosch, PE, East London, Grahamstown, Durban, Richards Bay, NewCastle, Emalahleni, Nelspruit, Thohoyandou, Polokwane, Mahikeng, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Johannesburg, Soweto, Centurion,Vanderbijlpark, Boksburg, Kroonstad, Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Kuruman and Upington.
Champion Teams consisting of 6 members plus a city champion is being setup at the moment to form one of the biggest citizen networks around South Africa.
The Task:
- Organising auditions for artists entering the iStart2 Challenge.
- Organising an event to showcase the winners and other artist(s) performances
- Fundraising through selling the BAG OF HOPE and other iStart2 sustainability products to benefit charities
- Facilitating and managing Learnerships that will be run in all 27 cities
eMAIL your cv or a company profile to if you are interested. Closing date: 24 January 2015.