May is ‘Africa Month’ – and in Jozi Sophiatown is celebrating remarkable journeys being made by the many change-makers at Sophiatown the Mix to inspire, innovate and include right across the continent.
Whether you’re talking to one of the 140 entrepreneurs creating their start-ups here, the musicians, community activists, educators, mentors or the young people looking for assistance to secure jobs and make a difference, it’s not in doubt: Afrika is rising!
From the Sof’town Urban Experience walking tour now on offer daily, to the Academy of Music, and the regular live Jazz Encounters, there’s a lot going on again in this tiny historic suburb and we are celebrating the true motswako of this area’s past and present throughout May – the month when we especially look at our amazing Continent for inspiration, innovation and inclusion.
May 2-30, 2017
Motswako (meaning ‘the mix’) is our theme for the Africa month ‘Afrika Rising’ festival this year, which runs in Sophiatown from May 2- 30. We have an eclectic mix of music Spoken Word, Stand-up Comedy, stuff for kids, film screenings, a pop-up market and the launch of the Sof’town Urban Experience! Old or young, we have an event that caters for every age group – join us for a month packed with activities.!