Van Veen returns for fifth visit to South Africa

Teacher Vanessa Hilario, right, praised Joleen McLeod, left, for her 12 years of service.

■ Celebrated Dutch superstar Heman van Veen returns for his fifth visit to South Africa, performing at the Artscape Opera House on Saturday January 14, at 8pm, and at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch on Friday and Saturday January 20 and 20, at 8.15pm. Van Veen once again plans to mesmerise audiences with songs, sketches, mime and just being “vintage Van Veen”, accompanied by master guitarist Edith Leerkes, singer/violinist Jannemien Cnossen and bassist Kees Dijkstra. Tickets for the Artscape show range in price from R125 to R375, while tickets for the Oude Libertas performance are R200 and R220. Book through Computicket.