Buskaid has just been shortlisted for

the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award 2017. To vote please follow the link below, but please note that you need to register to C:N Net, in order to vote.





Her Excellency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma graciously agrees to become Buskaid’s first South African Patron


“Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma was born in 1949 in KwaZulu-Natal, at a time when black women’s career expectations did not go beyond domestic work.


Dr Dlamini-Zuma became an active underground member of the ANC. In 1976 she fled into exile, completing medical studies at the University of Bristol in the UK in 1978.  After the 1994 elections, Dr Dlamini-Zuma was appointed Minister of Health in the cabinet of the late former President Nelson Mandela. Elected Chairperson of the African Union Commission in 2012, Dr Dlamini-Zuma is the first woman to lead the continental organisation since its inception.”


We are most honoured to welcome HE Dr Dlamini-Zuma as our South African Patron. She is an outstanding role model for all our students, most especially the increasing number of girls and young women enrolled at Buskaid. 



Philharmonic Society Award for

Rosemary Nalden


We are delighted to announce that Buskaid’s Founder and Director, Rosemary Nalden was awarded Honorary Membership of The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) on 14th May 2013.



RPS Honorary Members- Desmond Neysmith (representing Aaron P Dworkin), Ricardo Castro, Ahmad Sarmast, Rosemary Nalden, Armand Diangienda at RPS Music Awards London 14 May 2013 photo: Simon Jay Price



Rosemary Nalden, Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, with her certificate of honorary Membership presented at RPS Music Awards, London 14 May 2013 photo: Simon Jay Price



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Forthcoming Concerts and Events 2017


The Buskaid Ensemble's concert for the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival which took place on Saturday 4 February at The Edge, St Mary's School, Waverley, was a great success, with a near-capacity audience giving the Ensemble standing ovations. Thank you to all of you who wrote to express your enjoyment and appreciation after the concert!


The Ensemble's next public concert in Johannesburg will take place on Saturday 2 September 2017 at 7.30 pm at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown. Booking at Computicket will open approximately one month before the concert.


Please visit this page for further updates.









The DVD of the 2012 Linder concert is now available to purchase from the Buskaid office at R150. To watch some footage of this concert please click on the Youtube link below:


Buskaid South Africa - YouTube











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