The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) is a family event that attracts visitors from across South Africa and across the world. The festival programme that encompasses all genres of the performing and visual arts, as well as the rich cultural history of Oudtshoorn, the beautiful scenery of the region and the renowned hospitality of the town keeps festivalgoers coming back for more year after year.
The KKNK also presents Klein Karoo Klassique (a classical music festival) now in its 12th year, and the award-winning Teksmark (a platform for the development of scripts and playwrights). It produces various productions in the performing arts and strives towards establishing the Klein Karoo Arts Academy (a community development and training academy in all forms of the arts).
The economic impact of the KKNK on the Oudtshoorn Municipality totals R56,4 million;
The economic impact of the KKNK on the Western Cape is estimated at between R161,3 million and R178,2 million.
To be a leader in and through the arts.
To celebrate and expand the arts by creating and maintaining sustainable platforms, and investing optimally in creating and managing unique content, with relevant projects that add value to our communities.
Excellence: We invest in excellent creativity and strive towards excellence.
Integrity: We value the trust of our audiences and role players and are committed to fostering transparency, respect and accountability.
Accessibility: We promote access to the arts, especially in Afrikaans, among diverse artists and audiences.
Leadership: We lead by example in all our relevant communities.
Non-executive: Chair of the Human Resource Committee
Non-executive: Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee