Arts is the way to go!

She was speaking at the year-end finals concert acknowledging 240 young talents at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

Tsogo Sun’s SunCares Arts Academy is the culmination of a successful year of learning the basics of drama, dance, vocal training and voice projection, together with a structured life-skills course that covers a broad spectrum of topics to empower the youngsters to make sound choices throughout their lives.

Drawn from various schools, the youngsters were selected by National Eisteddfod Association (NEA) adjudicators as being the brightest talents within the programme.

“The concerts are inspiring and are quite remarkable evidence of what can be achieved with a lot of enthusiasm, a desire to work hard and apply learnings, well-trained facilitators, and a fine-tuned curriculum,” says Paine.

South African singer PJ Powers is the patron of the Tsogo Sun SunCares Arts Academy and is deriving immense pleasure from time spent with the children, coaching, encouraging and instilling a sense of confidence in their ability to be the best they can be.

Next year it promises to be much bigger and better.


Facilitator Growth Award – Mpotseng Nhlapo
Educator Support Award – Mrs Patience Maponyane from Reshomile Primary
Naledi Star Award, individual – Nkosikona Ndebele
Best Over-all Production Award, primary school group – Bree Street Primary
Best Over-all Production Award, high school group – Johannesburg Secondary

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