Sorted: Women’s Day escapes across Mzansi

2017-08-06 06:13 - Phumlani S Langa
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Wednesday is Women’s Day. It’s time to not only celebrate and honour our country’s women, but do better by them. Phumlani S Langa has the best events sorted.


The 21st South African Women’s Arts Festival

A celebration of women in the arts, with theatre productions, dance, free sundowner concerts, free dialogues and workshops, free film screenings, as well as arts and crafts. Productions include Suddenly the Storm, dance piece Handbag and Scorched. Go to for a full schedule.

Where: The Playhouse Company

When: 10 August to 19 August

Cost: R30 to R80 at


Artscape Women Humanity Arts Festival 2017

Dance, theatre, interactive artworks, an awareness walk, fashion shows and free music concerts are part of this year’s festival. Catch the Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy’s production, Ikhaya, and award-winning play At Her Feet. Go to for a full programme.

Where: Artscape Theatre Centre

When: Until 12 August

Cost: R80 to R100 at

Cape Town Comedy Club

An all-female powerhouse line-up is set to help ease your stress and provide some good laughs. Shimmy Isaacs, Mel Jones, Claudine Ullman, Lindy Johnson - sisters of substance in full effect. 

When: 8 August to 13 August at 8.30pm

Cost: R60 to R120 at


Trancemicsoul Sessions

In partnership with Red Bull Studios, this is sure to be a banger of a Women’s Day celebration. I could never get tired of mentioning this, AN ALL-FEMALE LINE-UP! Yes indeed, it’s good.

Where: African Beer Emporium

When: 9 August, 12pm

Cost: Free entrance


Million Men March – SA

The scourge of violence against women and children has reached an alarming and unacceptable rate. Stand up and stand in solidarity with this country’s women. Follow the event on Facebook for up-to-date logistics.

Where: Union Buildings

When: 9 August, 9am


Pinotage on Tap

Coffee and chocolate Pinotage in abundance, a goodie bag when you arrive, live music and a laid-back yet sophisticated setting. It doesn’t get any better.

Where: Casalinga Ristorante Italiano, Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift

When: 12 August, 12.30pm

Cost: R295 at


#FDN Pop-Up Party

Free is good, ne? It’s even better when the Female DJ Network has an immaculate line-up for you to jam to. Talented sisters will be flexing on the beats for you; all you need do is rock up and have fun.

Where: Rockerfella Soweto, Mmakau Street

When: 8 August, from 6pm

Cost: Free entrance

Jams On Ice vs Rough Dance

This event happens once a month and it is quite the spectacle. Dance cultureheads will love this. Nothing but local DJs, what you know about it?

Where: Klippies, Walter Sisulu Square

When: 12 August, from 1pm

Cost: R60 entrance


Gone Native: The Life and Times of Regina Brooks

Directed by Makhaola Ndebele, this is the story of Regina Brooks, a white woman who had several relationships with black men at a time when interracial relationships were deemed immoral. Musical direction is by jazz legend Hugh Masekela.

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: 8 August to 20 August

Cost: R120 at


If Pussy Could Talk

An evening of performance, storytelling and poetry, all spilling the stories of real vaginas living their real lives. Groove it out at Pussy Party at Kitchener’s afterwards.

Where: Kitchener’s, Braamfontein

When: 9 August, 5pm

Cost: R20 entrance


Trevor Noah: There’s a Gupta on My Stoep

The legend is back home. With new material, Trevor returns to where it all started, in his first new South African show since he became the host of The Daily Show.

Where: Ticketpro Dome

When: 9 August to 11 August, 8pm

Cost: R405 to R1 400 at


Decorex Joburg 2017

When it comes to lifestyle and design, this expo is probably at the top of the pile. For an overview of all the latest décor trends, head on over.

Where: Gallagher Convention Centre

When: 9 August to 13 August, starts 10am

Cost: R20 to R120 at

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