Conference Dinner
Conference Tours
Victory – Market Theatre
Ghoema – Market Theatre
Booking information for Activities & Extras

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at moyo Melrose Arch on the evening of Wednesday 27th June, and the $AU75 price includes beverages during dinner with local entertainment.

Venue Location: moyo Melrose Arch, Shop 5 The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa

Map to Venue: moyo Melrose Arch

    moyo - a loose translation of the Swahili word for soul...

    moyo world: an intricate fusion of African flavors, textures, sights, sounds and smells, creating the greatest feeling of all: expectation.

Images: courtesy of moyo (click on images for larger view)

SOUTH AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DELEGATES: Please contact Karen Clohessy at regarding the Conference Dinner. Thank you.

See below for dinner booking information.

Conference Tours

The 2007 Learning Conference organisers are offering five pre- and post-conference tours on Monday 25th and Saturday 30th of June, at times noted below. Visit the links below for details of each tour and please book early as these tours will fill very quickly.

Tour 1: Siyaya Soweto (9am to 1pm) $AU80
Tour 2: Apartheid Museum (2pm to 5pm) $AU60

See below for tour booking information and click on the individual links for descriptions of each tour.

Please return to this page for updates.

Market Theatre - Laager Theatre
Tuesday, June 26th

$AU12.00 – booking information below

Celebrated South African writer Athol Fugard continues his love affair with the Karoo in his latest play, Victory, starting soon at the Market Theatre.

In Victory he examines the realities of a world robbed of hope, existing at the mercy of senseless violence and drug abuse. In this dark and insightful drama, three characters investigate the unfulfilled promises laid down by the wealthy and white, and the subsequent desperation and disappointment experienced by South Africa's youth.

The Baxter Theatre Centre's resident director, Lara Foot Newton, directs this evocative tale of profound honesty and realism with a cast of three led by veteran actor Cobus Rossouw, together with Ameera Patel and Wayne van Rooyen. Award-winners Jaco Bouwer is responsible for design and Mannie Manim for lighting.

Market Theatre - Main Theatre
Tuesday, June 26th

$AU15.00 – booking information below

GHOEMA, the multi-award winning musical revue that celebrates and explores our musical heritage, will be performed at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Nominated for seven Fleur du Cap awards in six categories in 2006, this dynamic show scooped three awards for Best Costume and Prop Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Set Design. At the 2007 Naledi Awards in Johannesburg, GHOEMA received a further three awards, for Best Choreography, Best Musical Direction and Best Musical Production. It is the most recent and also the last creation by two icons in the South African music industry, David Kramer and Taliep Petersen whose work (District Six, Fairyland, Crooners, Poison, Klop Klop and Kat And The Kings) has been performed to audiences locally and abroad, since the late 1980's. Taliep, who was in the audience nightly during GHOEMA'S very brief run in Johannesburg last year, was murdered in December 2006 and this return season will be performed in his memory.

Delving deep into early South African history at the Cape, GHOEMA explores the roots of slave music as far back as the heyday of the mighty Dutch East Indian Company, which had an enormous influence on the lives of all people under its rule. The slaves that the Company brought to the Cape from countries as far away as Indonesia, India, Madagascar, East Africa and Java had an enormous impact on the settlement at the Cape. They influenced a cross-pollination of lifestyles, music, language and culture between themselves, the indigenous people, the Dutch and other European settlers.

Booking information for Activities & Extras:

Dinner and Tour options are booked during the registration process, however, should you have already registered and now wish to book the dinner or tours, please email the conference secretariat to secure a place. Bookings may also be made for accompanying family or friends who are not attending the conference itself.

Hybrid Open Access (Further Information)

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of dinner booking: 85% of the dinner fee will be refunded up to one calendar month prior to the conference. No refund will be granted for cancellations within one month of the conference.

Cancellation of tours or special events will incur a cancellation fee which may vary according to the tour or event provider.