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The Nala Market is a space for Africans to showcase our differences as well as our similarities. And there is no better day to do that than Africa Day.The Nala Market provides a unique curated experience of different countries on the continent. At this one day event visitors can taste, see, and feel their way around the continent, experiencing the food, drinks, design, fashion and music from different countries in Africa. Joburgers are invited to partake in a truly united Africa Day and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of our neighbouring countries.The vendors are a curated group of quality producers of African products and goods, made by Africans.Venue: Old Parks, 1 Garden Rd, Bordeaux, RandburgTime: 9am to 5pmCost: R30 | Free for kids U12
There’s so much diversity on our continent, which is why Bassline Live is bringing Joburgers another instalment of Bassline Africa Day Concert in celebration of Africa’s cultural heritage. Bassline Fest returns to celebrate Africa Day on 25 May, 2019 at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill. The BASSLINE Fest Africa Day celebrations are an exhilarating musical experience aimed to showcase African music, culture and diversity. Under a 25-year celebratory theme, the Bassline Fest will not only celebrate Africa day, but also a milestone 25 years of democracy in South Africa, as well as the celebration of BASSLINE’s silver jubilee.Africa’s biggest celebration of cultural heritage brings a star-studded lineup that includes some of the continent’s biggest acts to celebrate diversity through unity.You can expect live performances from these artists:· Yemi Alade – Nigeria· Nakhane – South Africa· Salif Keita – Mali· Nathalie Natiemba – Reunion Island· Ghorwane – Mozambique· Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabusa – South Africa· Sekou Kouyate – Guinea· Azah – South Africa· Elida Almeida – Cape Verde· Femi Koya – Nigeria priced at only R250. Thereafter, general access R350, Golden Circle R450 and children under 12 years old R150. Tickets are on sale and are available via bassline.co.za
The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world. For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.
The Turbine Fair is an annual art fair that seeks to promote new work and talent all while establishing an art audience and collector base. Exhibitors – whether galleries, collectors or dealers – are invited to exhibit contemporary artwork priced below R40 000. The Turbine Art Fair takes place at the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown. It attracts a diverse crowd of visitors ranging from established collectors to guests who have never purchased art but are interested in finding out more and starting a collection. The fair is a lifestyle event with live music performances, delicious food and drinks as well as entertainment for the whole family. Attendees of this exciting art fair have the opportunity to fulfil both their art-viewing and art-buying needs, while the pop-up cafe and bar caters for their discerning taste buds.
Macufe is a cultural-based festival that showcases a wide range of African arts and culture to the world. It is held in Bloemfontein every year. Macufe, the ten-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcases the cream of African and international talent. It features jazz, gospel, kwaito, hip-hop, R&B, rock and classical music, as well as dance, drama, cabaret, musical theatre, poetry, fine art and traditional arts and crafts. First held in 1997 before an audience of 30 000, Macufe now attracts over 140 000 people from South Africa, Africa and the world. The festival is presented in late September and early October by the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State.
The 25th of May 2019 marks a momentous day on the African calendar, Africa Day. We’ve tracked down some of the best African experiences that you can have in South Africa, from food and drink to art and design.
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Whether you’re studying archaeology, marine biology, zoology or even an unrelated field, you’re bound to find inspiration at our top 10 pick of educational spots around South Africa.
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The AmaXhosa are part of three nations known as Nguni that are found in South Africa. The other two are AmaSwazi and AmaZulu. The AmaXhosa settled in the Eastern Cape and over time spread to the Western Cape.