Can't make it to the Durban July? Don't worry, we've got you sorted

Durban will be pumping this weekend with the Durban July. Luckily, the July is being celebrated all over the country. Phumlani S Langa lets you know what’s happening in the gig guide like no other.



Joburg Ballet Presents Unbound

Joburg Theatre

Runs until July 14

R100 to R475 at

This stirring collection of work has been combined to give us Unbound, a production that will leave you in awe.



July in Jozi

Turffontein Racecourse

July 6, 11am

Free entrance

This is basically the Durban July in theJ-sec. Yes, there is no beach or sea breeze, but there will be live horse racing action, and you can catch the main race from Durban live on the big screens in the south of the city. You will also be expected to dress as if this is the real deal, so step it up.


Portuguese Prawn and Food Festival

Nasrec Expo Centre

July 7, 8am

R20 to R60 at

Come and enjoy real Portuguese prawns, a great family day and a theme park.




Zone 6

July 6, 8pm

R50 at

Organisers claim that this party will bring the heat to the cold city of Joburg. I can’t argue with that. I may just venture over there to see if they’re telling the truth. You should think about joining me.

SSM Music & Arts


SSM Music & Arts Concert

Soweto Theatre

July 6, 2.30pm

R50 to R100 at

SSM Music & Arts is a music development and training organisation led by young black South Africans who are passionate about music and arts. This concert will showcase their multitalented students and their hard work, with some entertaining throwback sounds.


Food Garden

Buffet Sunday Pop-Up Restaurant, 908 Maleyu Avenue, Mofolo Central

July 6, 10am

Call 081 486 3045 for inquiries

Come and enjoy delicious Soweto-inspired cuisine in Buffet Sunday’s garden. Just bring your own camping chairs, a few drinks and you’re all sorted.


Angola Camp 13


Angola Camp 13

SA State Theatre

Runs until August 4

R100 to R110 at

This is the story of how three men – Zakhele, Majoro and Mavuso – defied apartheid and left South Africa to join the armed struggle in Angola.


Antique Fair

Brooklyn Mall

July 6, 10am

Free entrance

Timeless furnishings, old oak finishes, rusted and aged contours. Antique shopping and wine drinking are not far removed from each other, and both make good use of the tweed jacket.


The Eighth Annual Tshwane Dance Festival

SA State Theatre

July 6, 8am

R120 at

Dancing is one of the most slept-on pastimes. You can dance in the car, the shower and at work, or you could enter this competition and show off your skills to a panel of judges and stand a chance to win an amazing prize.



Mafikeng July

Mafikeng Bowling Club

July 6, 1pm

Free event

Come for a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. There’ll be wooden horse racing, a cash bar, craft market, live entertainment, food stalls, prizes for the best dressed and,

of course, horse racing on the big screen.

The Glenlivet Jazztown - Zonke


The Glenlivet Jazztown

Greyville Racecourse

July 6, 11am

R5 175 at

The price tag is buck, I won’t even sugar-coat it, but it does come with access to a lavish venue, Glenlivet whisky and the sensational Zonke on the mic for your listening pleasure, supported by the stupendous a cappella ensemble The Soil.


Dragon Fly Motorcycle Rally

Malkoppan Caravan Park

July 5 to 7

R180, register at

The biker community in the Cape is gathering for some fun. Grab your steely stead and point that bad ting towards Malkoppan Caravan Park and strap in for a good time ... No straps on bikes, but you feel me.

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