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Motswako Afrika Rising Festival

May 2, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Afrika Rising Festival Poster on JPEG

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.!


May 2, 2017
May 30, 2017
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