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Vibrant, spirited, inspired: L’Atelier takes its thrilling 2018 campaign and brings art to life to the streets of Maputo

Everyday Mozambicans will get a front row seat to this creative spectacular, which will fuse the highly evocative disciplines of contemporary visual art, live drumming and interpretative dance in one explosive performance

Africa’s premier art competition for young artists, L’Atelier (https://LAtelierCompetition.com), is renowned for its standout, memorable campaigns that push the bounds of creativity while exploring fundamental aspects of the artistic process and journey. This year will be no different, with L’Atelier literally bringing artworks to life on the streets of Maputo.…

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Africa’s young artists called to ‘Give art life’ and enter 2018 L’Atelier art competition

This inspiring theme of the 2018 competition reflects the idea that the prestigious L’Atelier gives African contemporary art, and the talent behind it, a platform to thrive

For thousands of artists across Africa whose creativity is their livelihood, art gives life. Now, the continent’s flagship visual arts competition for emerging artists, L’Atelier, is asking these artists to ‘Give art life’ as it calls for entries into this year’s contest. This inspiring theme of the 2018 competition reflects…

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Nigeria and Namibia’s young artists called to ‘Give art life’ and enter 2018 L’Atelier art competition

This brings to 12 the number of African countries participating in the competition

The L’Atelier art competition is one of the longest-running and most prestigious visual arts competitions on the African continent. It was established in South Africa 33 years ago, but in recent years has been expanded to include a number of other African countries in order to reach more young artists…

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Barclays Africa, China Development Bank sign agreement to cooperate on development projects in Africa

Barclays Africa will leverage the MoU to unlock opportunities in order to strengthen its contribution towards Africa’s economic growth and development

Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) (www.BarclaysAfrica.com) and China Development Bank (CDB) (www.CDB.com.cn) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening cooperation and exploring opportunities to fund development projects in Africa. Given CDB’s focus on infrastructure finance for roads, railways and dams, Barclays Africa will leverage the MoU to…

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Mochudi artist hits all the right notes in inspirational local short film

The stories featured in each of these films bear testament to the power of the human spirit, and demonstrate Barclays Africa’s Prosper promise in action

The passion, inherent creativity and indomitable spirit of Batswana have been brought to life in an inspirational short film featuring Luckymore (Lucky) Kwapa, a young man from Mochudi whose dreams were bigger than the challenges that stood between him and his efforts to realise them. The film is titled Lucky…

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    • Gerard Sekoto Award: Cité internationale des arts, Paris. Khoza, Banele - South Africa: Note Making. Digital drawings printed with an inkjet printer, 172 x 153 cm. Multiple parts (1)
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Art comes to life as 2017 L’Atelier winners are announced

Kenya’s Maral Bolouri and South Africa’s Banele Khoza take top awards

African art was literally brought to life when several seemingly normal artworks lining the entrance of the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa came alive with subtle human movement as guests entered the venue at this year’s prestigious L’Atelier art awards (www.LAtelierCompetition.com) by Barclays Africa (www.BarclaysAfrica.com) and SANAVA. The ceremony…

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Absa Bank Limited refinances and upsizes Harmony Gold Limited’s existing Term Debt Facility

The transaction was oversubscribed with the debt syndicated to a total of 8 Lenders, including 3 new Lenders

Absa Bank (www.Absa.co.za) has successfully refinanced and upsized Harmony Gold Limited’s existing USD 250,000,000 Term Debt to a 3 year USD 350,000,000 facility. Absa Bank acted as Bookrunner, Co-ordinator and Mandated Lead Arranger. The transaction was oversubscribed with the debt syndicated to a total of 8 Lenders, including 3 new…

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Absa Bank Limited and China Development Bank Conclude a $100 million Agreement

This is the first major transaction between the two lenders and is geared towards providing funding to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

Absa Bank Limited (www.Absa.co.za), a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group (BAGL) (www.BarclaysAfrica.com), has successfully concluded a five year $100 million Special Facility Agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB). This is the first major transaction between the two lenders and is geared towards providing funding to Small and Medium…

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L’Atelier Art Competition presents life-changing opportunities for artists in 10 African countries

The 2017 L’Atelier competition is now open and looking for other self-taught or professional African artists

The power of the L’Atelier art competition (www.LAtelierCompetition.com) to open doors for young, emerging artists and provide them with a platform to share their art with the world, is highlighted in a new short film on L’Atelier Merit Award winner, Collen Maswanganyi. The 2017 L’Atelier competition is now open and…