Hollard has been a member of BASA for 23 years and this is the eighth year Hollard has partnered with BASA on the Awards. They were a co-sponsor from 2014–2017 and have been the lead partner since then. Since inception in 1980, partnership has been at the heart of Hollard’s business model. Each of their more than 100 partners support the organisation’s purpose of enabling more people to create and secure a better future. At a time when people have been forced apart, Hollard is proud to once again celebrate with BASA the power of business/art partnerships to bridge gaps and bring people together.



Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko Museums of South Africa operates 11 national museums in Cape Town.  They are one of the premiere cultural institutions in South Africa. The museums house natural history, social history and art collections in magnificent, historic buildings, which in themselves are national treasures. IZIKO is an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. A visit to any of Iziko’s 11 museums will take you on a magical journey of African heritage.




27 BOXES is a cutting-edge lifestyle centre based in the heart of Melville, Johannesburg. A destination with a difference, it offers unique social spaces, interesting retail and contemporary eateries, housed in over 100 shipping containers. 27 Boxes is undoubtedly one of Joburg’s most innovative retail and restaurant precincts. Fashioned from recycled shipping containers, this ultimate shopping destination houses fashion boutiques galore. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor children’s park and an open-air amphitheatre.



The Karoo Project

Rootspring is a South African non-profit record label deeply dedicated to supporting local music. Under the directorship of Yusuf Ganief, the label actively creates and seeks out performance and training opportunities for both emerging and established artists. Their latest extraordinary venture is The Karoo Project, which is previewed as part of this year’s virtual BASA Awards ceremony,  and will premiere at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival.




With monthly hybrid live and online performances showcasing up to 10 artists, Rootspring NPC is developing local artists and embracing the online global community through conscious art and music. Their video series showcases artists in unique locations and settings with high-quality, live audio and video recordings. Their mentorship programme is a training series for emerging and established artists aimed at equipping them in an era of online concerts and social media marketing. All participants receive training in staging, basic sound, basic photography, basic social media skills, media and marketing. This is done in partnership with established arts training and workshop facilitators, as well as iconic artists providing master classes.





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 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, which keeps festival-goers coming back for more year after year.




The Distell Group is South Africa and Africa’s leading producer and marketer of wines, spirits, ciders and other ready-to-drink beverages, sold across the world. With a diverse portfolio of brands with rich provenance and authenticity, our products are priced across the pricing continuum to cater to a broad spectrum of consumers. 



SA Art Times

The SA Art Times Network is one of the largest information networks that disseminates news and information about South Africa’s dynamic arts community to the art world, and back. Early in 2000 the founders identified that for the SA arts community to grow and prosper, it needed a quality, consistent and financially-independent network structure to drive news and information to all SA creatives and communities for free. Almost 20 years in the making, the network enjoys the rapid growth of information technology and social media to empower SA art and expose its powerful magic and relevance to the world.



Business Day

Business Day is South Africa’s most influential and respected daily newspaper, offering incisive coverage of business politics, labour and other current affairs, written by some of the country’s award-winning journalists. As Business Day is targeted at a niche audience, there is very little wastage when placing advertising aimed at its impressive audience. It is also the premier business publication in South Africa, and an invaluable resource for business people, investors, and professionals to understand in-depth everything from the macro-economic and political environment, to the micro environment of individual businesses, their opportunities prospects and challenges.



Sunglass Hut

Sunglass Hut is an international retailer of sunglasses and sunglass accessories founded in Miami, Florida, United States, in 1971. With more than 3 000 stores worldwide, it’s the leader in curating branded fashionable eyewear to style conscious individuals. Sunglass Hut understands that creative industries are the backbone of innovation and growth. The brand continues to support fashion and other art and creative industries through strategic collaborations, and believes that BASA plays a key role in assisting artists to connect to big business and helps create a sustainable ecosystem and future for these often neglected industries.