I recently completed an interview with the drummer Peter Auret. He's a fascinating figure - a wonderful jazz drummer, but also a guy who is looking to find solutions to a declining array of performance opportunities for jazz artists in South Africa.
He formed his own collective, around his self-produced label Afrisonic, and is beginning to develop showcase-style performances in Johannesburg. Given the dearth of clubs in the country, Auret's vision may prove to be a helpful antidote for SA, which is swimming in incredible talent, but lacking in appropriate venues for the talent to perform.
Auret just released a marvelous album, Turn the Tide, which I heartily recommend.