The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) is primarily an educational institution. Javett-UP aims to be a home for the art of Africa, which means several things; we want to exhibit art from all over the continent (and the Diaspora), we want to educate people about the arts, and we do so through a rigorous and accessible school and public programme, we want to be a platform for sometimes difficult conversations about the arts (in a decidedly non-academic tone) and we want to examine our history, our present and the possibilities for our futures as Africans.
This is our response to an open letter issued by Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), an organisation that was instrumental in the monitoring of the court case that led to the conviction of the artist Zwelethu Mthethwa for the brutal murder of Nokuphila Kumalo, a 23 year old black womxn sex worker, in April 2013.
Press Release: Winners of the first annual Javett Music Award competition at the University of Pretoria
Sandisile Gqweta and Olu Yakhe have been named winners of the 2018 Javett Music Awards at the University of Pretoria.
Globally acclaimed; widely recognised as a composer, jazz musician and singer of exceptional talent and quality; and dedicated teacher and mentor to thousands the world over, Lenora Helm Hammonds has been named recipient of the 2018 University of Pretoria Javett Music Award.
The Department of Music at the University of Pretoria (UP), in conjunction with the Javett Foundation, is proud to announce the Javett Music Award, a new annual music award programme for young South African musicians.