Centre for the Creative Arts

The Centre for the Creative Arts (CCA) is an inter-disciplinary hub in the School of the Arts in the College of Humanities at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. The Centre plays host to four festivals which over many years have built a strong international profile for artistic excellence and for how the arts are engaged to advance social change and to strengthen South Africa’s constitutional democracy

Latest Posts

JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Takes Home the Chairperson’s Advocacy Award at the 24th Annual BASA Awards.

Johannesburg, 30 August 2021: The annual BASA Awards was held online on 30 August 2021 celebrating creative partnerships that made…

Open Horizons at JOMBA! offers a public platform for new works by dance-makers

The JOMBA! Open Horizons Platform (formerly the JOMBA! Fringe) provides an opportunity for dance makers to present their digital/dance film work for…

JOMBA! Showcases European and American Iconic Dance Companies

Five iconic European and American dance companies will be showcased in the 23rd JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, presented by the…

The Core

Values of the Centre


The Centre for Creative Arts works through a spirit of team-work and collaborative engagement. Staff at the Centre in the nature of co-creation, co-production ...


Integrity is paramount to the Centre for Creative Arts. It informs everything we do and how we do it. We are committed to a high level of honesty, transparency ...


The Centre for Creative Arts recognises that transparency and accountability are critical principles for building trust with the Centre’s stakeholder com ...

Deadline Driven

The Centre for Creative Arts is a deadline-driven environment where the meeting of scheduled targets is essential for sm ...


We embrace, value and leverage diversity and we ensure that all stakeholders are treated with respect and dignity.


The Centre for Creative Arts recognises that transparency and accountability are critical principles for building trust with the Cent ...

Our Creative


Siphindile Hlongwa

Senior Administrator

Nonsikelelo Ndaba

Finance Officer

Chipo Zhou

Programming Manager - DIFF

Sakhile Gumede

Special Projects & Community Engagement Officer

Lliane Loots

Curator - Jomba!

Nonjabulo Bhengu

Intern - Administrative Assistant

Nomvuselelo Myende

Intern - Social Media Content Creation Assistant

Bash Siddiqi

Intern - Website & database Coordinator Assistant

Sheryl Ramphele

Intern - Research, Publications & Marketing Assistant

Sfundo Cele

Intern - IT & Audio-Visual Assistant

Fezile Mkhize

Intern - Administrative Assistant / Officer Coordinator

Thobile Maphanga

JOMBA! Curator Mentee

Our Annual


Time of the Writer

15 - 21 Mar 2021

Durban International Film Festival

22 July - 01 Aug 2021

Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience

23 Aug - 05 Sep 2021

Poetry Africa

11 - 16 Oct 2021

Artfluence Human Rights Festival

5 - 8 May 2021

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