Here are some ways to celebrate Africa Day

Catch ASA at the Bassline Festival 2019
Catch ASA at the Bassline Festival 2019 Pictures:supplied

It is quite fitting that we celebrate mother Africa a week after Mother’s Day. Africa Day brings with it an array of exciting events near you. Phumlani S Langa sifts through the best of the week.



Bassline Fest

May 25, 2pm

Constitution Hill

R150 to R450 at

Catch Nigerian musical talent, Asa and Mr Eazi who are headlining this boutique festival. The whole line-up is a collection of fine talent from all around the third world, African and elsewhere.


Ekurhuleni Jazz Festival

Carnival City

May 25, 11am

R270 to R1 350 at

Jazz was created by Africans, so don’t let them try tell you otherwise and if they do, trace the origins of rock’n’roll back to legends, such as Robert Johnson, just to illustrate the point. Or you could be Ray Charles to the nonsense and get a ticket to this festival that aims to revive the spirit of local jazz.


Combo Comedy Show

Carnival City

May 25, 8pm

R200 to R300 at

Catch Sifiso Nene unleash a few diabolical comedic combinations.




Jams On Ice – Soweto

Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown

May 25, 12pm

R120 to R350 at

Catch AKA live. Say what you want about the man but he does have a tendency to deliver memorable performances.


Africa Day Groove

Soweto Theatre

May 25, 12pm

R100 at

You can indulge in music, food and art at this celebration of African liberation. The event commemorates Africa Day, an out-and-out fiesta of freedom.


Out of the Closet – Soweto #AllRoads2DurbanPride

Disoufeng Pub

May 24, 6pm

R100 to R200 at

Durban pride month is fast approaching. In the hopes of getting you warmed up for that, this party will get you swaying and bopping the night away.




Castle Lite Unlocks Pretoria

African Beer Emporium

May 25, 5pm

R60 at

Castle Lite unlocked US rapper Post Malone ... now they find themselves in a position where they need to drum up support for this event before it goes down. All hate aside, Rouge and Riky Rick are better than Malone.



The SA State Theatre

May 15 to 19

Show times: Wednesday to Saturday 8pm,

Sunday 3pm

R80 at

This provocative production celebrates the life of one of the pioneering activists in the country as far as rights for the LGBTQI community is concerned.


Six In The City Comedy

Lagom Café & Theatre Bistro

May 23, 8pm

R185 to R295 at

Six local comics welcome you to join them for a night of wholesome and home-grown humour.




Sho Madjozi & More: Zakifo Music Festival

The Werehouse

May 25, 8pm

R250 to R400 at

Zakifo wants to celebrate powerful, creative, African women and we are totally with it. On the bill is, of course, Sho Madjozi and her vibrant dance moves, with Moonchild Sanelly & Eme as well as conscious rapper Dope Saint Jude.

As The Sun Goes Down

Florida Road

May 19, 2pm

Free entrance

This is where the hipsters get down in Durbs. They have resident DJs and the fun will be going down at the New Florida Fields Garden which is apparently quite the vibe, darling.


Trevor Gumbi, Glen Biderman-Pam, Kristel Zweers and Mark Johnson

Cape Town Comedy Club

May 22 to 25, 8.30pm

R50 to R120 at

This stellar line up of funny people will leave you and your mates rolling about in blissful laughter.

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