Warm congratulations to all the Fiësta nominees

The nominations for the 13th kykNET Fiësta Awards were announced today. Debut productions presented at the six biggest Afrikaans arts festivals in the cuntry – Aardklop, Innibos, KKNK, Suidoosterfees, Toyota US Woordfees en die Vrystaat Kunstefees – are eligible for Fiësta Awards. “The uncertainty in the cautious year after the pandemic did nothing to hamper […]

Woordfees is once again a spring festival in the Winelands

The Toyota SU Woordfees will once again take place in the spring, from 7 to 15 October 2023. This decision was taken in consultation with several role players and stakeholders, including sponsors and donors, other arts festivals, artists, festivalgoers, producers, schools, suppliers and the hospitality industry. “Time constraints make it impossible for us to present […]

Another opportunity to experience Die moeder

With Die moeder, celebrated director of films such as Kanarie and Poppie Nongena, Christiaan Olwagen, returns to his first love – the theatre. Die moeder (originally The Mother) is a compelling portrait of empty nest syndrome by award-winning playwright Florian Zeller, who also wrote The Father. The film version of The Father won Oscars for […]


We are all feeling the economic pinch. That’s why the Woordfees made it a priority to give festivalgoers affordable access to as many quality productions as possible this year. In addition to a great variety of free festival offerings such as art exhibitions and most of the Discussion and Film Festival programme, there are also […]

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Woordfees 2021 Stellenbosch

The greater Discussion programme, two thirds of the Film Festival and an exciting set of art exhibitions are all mahala. Discourse Open discussion and an enthusiastic exchange of views on current issues are valued traditions at the Woordfees. This year is no exception. In the Netwerk24 Discussion series, led by Christi van der Westhuizen and […]

Find out what’s going to fizz, bubble and pop at the Woordfees on the 23rd of June

The theme for the 2023 Toyota SU Woordfees has just been announced along with the date of the programme launch. The 2023 festival theme is “Borrel” (Bubble) – a term that conjures up several images and meanings. “It can mean effervescence or an elated, dreamlike feeling; is reminiscent of innocent youthful fun with soap bubbles […]