Events @ the wall

The Wall is demolished!


Previous events:

  • 10 September – 1 p.m. – at the WALL
    Ammiel  Bushakevitz
    , a great pianist and DAAD scholarship holder, who won the prestigious Unisa Overseas Music Scholarship for Performers (2008), the Musicon National Piano Competition (2004), the Philip H Moore National Music Competition (2007), the Lionel Bowman Beethoven Competition of Pretoria University (2007) and the ATKV Muzig Competition’s piano category (2007), (more information)
  • 14 September – 1 – 2.30 p.m. – opening
    Jazz Trio “Footprint”
    will open the exhibition From th peaceful revolution to German unity in Concourse of Senate House as well as Ebba Scholl, Head of Cultural Affairs German Embassy and Dr. Ralf Hermann, DAAD representative and visiting lecturer
  • 15 September – 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. – at the WALL
    Earl Grey & Croquet
    a South African Rock n Roll Band with
    Laurie Sloan – Vocals and Guitar
    Dan Millar – Bass
    Chris Smith – Guitar
    Jonny Smith – Drums
  • 16 September – 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. – at the WALL
    Arlyn Culwic
    is in a genre all of its own, called ‘folk-minimalism’ – combining elements of folk, jazz, and 70’s melodic rock with distinctively minimalistic instrumentation – and it’s turning heads.
  • 17 September – 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. – Public Lecture at the WALL
    Dr. Ralf Hermann,
    DAAD representative and visiting lecturer German department at Wits is talking about The History and Significance of the Berlin Wall
  • 18 September – 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. – at the WALL
    Music students will practise
  • 19 September 11 a.m. Graffiti Tour with Vuyisa Breeze Yoko
    graffiti walk klein

  • Mon, 21 September – 10 – 1 p.m. – at the WALL
    PaSch pupils from Linden with German teacher Anna Marie de Lange
    as well as students 3nd year of German studies from Wits will explore the WALL
  • Tue, 22 September – 10.30 – 12.00 a.m. at the Wall
    “Namibia Crossings”
    (world music), Documentary film, 92 min, Peter Liechti, SUI 2005
    Courtesy Goethe Institute film catalogue (more information)
  • Tue, 22 September – 1:15 p.m. at the Wall
    Poetry and Jazz: Reading Eduardo Arques Esteve, lecturer and Head of the Spanish Department at Wits SLLS, poet. He will read from his own poems in English translation as well as from other works in the symbolic context of the Wall. The MIAGI Jazz Trio “Footprint” will play. (
  • biko flyer kleinTue, 22 September – 6 p.m. – Great Hall„Biko’s Children“ – Documentary film, 15 min, RSA 2007 – Discussion with filmmaker Vuyisa Breeze Yoko on the legacy of Steve Biko
    The filmmaker explores the philosophy of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko and its continued meaning for modern-day South Africa. This is a 2008 finalist in the Africa in Motion Film festival short film competition for emerging African filmmakers.
    (more information)
  • Wed, 23 September 10.30 – 12.00 a.m.
    “Shoot Back”, Michael Trabitzsch und Katharina Kiecol, 85 min, GER 2005
    Courtesy Goethe Institute film catalogue (more information)
  • Wed, 23 September  12.00 – 1.30 p.m.
    “Ode to Joy and Freedom”,
    Beate Schubert, 54 min, GER 1990
    Documentary film on the history and fall of the Berlin Wall (more information)
  • Fri, 25 September 10.30 – 12.00 a.m.
    “East Side Gallery”,
    Documentary film, Axel Grote, 40 min, GER 1991, Courtesy Klaus Böhnke GmbH
    “Graffiti on the Berlin Wall”, Documentary film, InterNationes, GER 1991 (more information)
  • Fri, 25 September – 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. – at the WALL
    Rehearsal for the concept art performance
    With music and drama students and lecturers Greg Homann & Michael Watt
  •  Mon, 28 September – 1.15 – 2 p.m. – at the WALL
    Comrade Fatso – Samm Farai Monro, better known as Comrade Fatso, is one of the most explosive and controversial acts in Southern Africa today. Comrade Fatso calls his poetry Toyi Toyi Poetry, radical street poetry that mixes Shona with English and electrifying guitars with mbira and pulsating hip hop. It’s a riotous new music that is an uprising against oppression. (more information)
  • Tue, 29 September – 1.15 – 2.15 p.m. – at the WALL
    Chatradari (Chats) Devroop,
    the Deputy Director (Professional) of the Department of Music at UNISA and president of the DAAD Alumni Association, will play Saxophon. He is an active member of the South African Music Rights Organization and the New Music South Africa. He has published several articles and his book “Unsung: South African Jazz musicians under apartheid.” (more information)
  • Tue, 29 September – 6 p.m. Writing untold (hi)stories at tha WALL
    Graffiti as a means of artful engagement with past and present Presentation and discussion with writer Vuyisa Breeze Yoko. Graffiti is an artful act of writing abscence into being. It represents a visual expression, a statement in public space and lives in the process of its creation – as well in the comments that follow.
    (more information)
  • Wed, 30 September – 1.15 – 2.15 – Public Lecture at the Portuguese Center SH3028
    Dr. Isabel Hofmeyr’s,
     Professor of African Literature at University of the Witwatersrand, Her topic will be: The Indian Ocean as a post-cold war arena; Cultural and Literary Directions.
    Dr. Veronique Tadjo
    , Professor and Head of Wits SLLS French Department and poet from Cote d’Ivoire, will lecture on alterization and stereotypization in District 9: a critical analysis of the film.
  • Wed, 30 September – 1.15 – 2.15 Wits Choir at the WALL 
    The Wits Choir is unlike any choir you have ever experienced: vibrant, young, and colourful! The Choir has a large fan base and has performed at many official functions, including all inmportant Wits University ceremonies, graduations and inaugurations.
  • Thu, 01 October – 13h15 – 14h15 at the WALL
    Public Lecture Dr. Cynthia Kros,
    Head of the Heritage Division at the University of the Witwatersrand, and  Katharina Fink, Universities of Bayreuth and Johannesburg, public lecture,The topic of the lecture is Beyond the walls of Apartheid: The policy and culture of remembrance
  • Fri, 02 October – 13h15 – 14h15 – at the WALL
    Students of the WSOA Music and Drama Department
  • Mon, 05 October – 13h15 – 14h15 – at the WALL
    Afro-Jazzer Dapo Dina and band present the artist’s highly expected album “Wealth Of Knowledge” (2009) – a soulful fusion of Afroism and Jazz. More at

  • students from Wits School of Art  paint several times on the wall


     Mon, 05 October – Fri, 09 October

      – The Wall will be gradually dismantled this week – 


  • Thu, 08 October – 13h15 – 14h15- at the WALL
    The theatre project SPRACH-FLUSS comprising eight theatre workshops in Africa and Germany with 130 learners and teachers from 34 partner schools is the most prominent project on the African continent. (more information)
  • Thu, 08 October – 17h00 at tha WALL
    ‘Roger Waters’ (Pink Floyd) famous concert in the previously restricted zone around the Berlin Wall in 1990″ & Kurzfilm
  • Fri, 09 October – BREAK DOWN THE WALL – 13h15 – 14h15 p.m.
    Music Students improvise to the dismantling of the Wall
  • Tue, 06 October – 12h00 – 14h00 – at the WALL
    Visit of 7/8 class German School Johannesburg with teacher Josef Heuwieser
  • Tue, 06 October – 13h15- 13h45 – at the WALL
    Zarcia Zacheus and band
    We’ll be jamming it up with our good friend and amazing vocalist Zarcia Zacheus – Jazz Music
  • Tue, 06 October – lunch time Public Lecture at the Portuguese Center (SH3028)
    Dr. Antje Schuhmann, senior lecturer in Wits University’s politics department, will conduct a public lecture about The Wall as a Multipurpose Signifier & the Crisis of the Left. Memories of a West-German Activist.
  • Tue, 06 October – 14h00 – 15h00 – Public Lecture at the Portuguese Center SH3928
    Paula Pessanha Isidoro,  Head of Portuguese Department at SLLLS University of Witwatersrand, and Prof. Dr Andre Thomashausen, professor of international law at the University of South Africa and a qualified German barrister, will speak about How the fall of the Wall affected Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.
  • Wed, 7 October – 13h15 – 14h15 at the WALL
    Bow, Women & Song – an engaging performance of indigenous bow songs – The bow songs of women in South Africa have been a significant part of musical expression. (more information)


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