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2018-09-02 00:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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Get funky this September with this SA gig guide. (Photo: Supplied)

Phumlani S Langa has arranged some good food and drink for you to enjoy. All you need do is bring some company along. 



What: Jazz in the Cradle

Where: Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp

When: September 2 - from 10:00

Cost: R170 - R360 @ Jazz in the Cradle

Jazzheads will go ballistic for this. Head to Nirox for a taste of culture with the Cradle of Humankind as a backdrop. The line-up is also rather staggering.


What: FNB Joburg Art Fair

Where: Sandton Convention Centre

When: September 6 - 9

Cost: R20 - R500 @ FNB Joburg Art Fair

This event always stands out on the Joburg social calendar. Expect art from more than 45 galleries from 14 countries across Africa, Europe and the US. It’s a spot where leading artists, galleries, collectors, writers, thinkers and art lovers congregate.


What: Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards

Where: Gold Reef City Casino, The Lyric theatre

When: September 8 @ 20:00

Cost: R335 @ Computicket

Pull up dressed to the nines according to the theme, which is “glamorous with a touch of music”. The eighth instalment of this event will honour the best comedians of the year.

Jazz in the Cradle - DJ Ken Zero

Jazz in the Cradle - DJ Ken Zero (Photo: Supplied)



What: Soweto Kota Festival

Where: Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown

When: September 8 & 9

Cost: R30 - R120 @ Ticketpros

This is probably the most lit food festival in the country. Last year was a resounding success and this year should do more than equal that. With more than 20 kota stalls, craft beer, cocktails and entertainment for the kids, you won’t want to leave.


What: 2nd Annual Soweto Gin Festival

Where: Soweto Cricket Oval

When: September 8 - from 11:00

Cost: R180 @ Ticketpros 

Gin is arguably the best alcoholic beverage around and there’s a brand to please everyone’s palate. If you don’t agree, check this event out and allow your mind and your tastebuds to be swayed.


What: Buffet Sunday – Spring Fiesta A La Carte Food & Wine Pairing

Where: Eyethu Lifestyle Centre

When: September 2 @ 13:00

Cost: Free entrance

Sundays are made for chillaxing and eating some good food. You can get both done at Eyethu this weekend at reasonable prices – purchase a bottle of wine for R100 and chow down at the buffet for R150 a head for three courses.

soweto kota festival

Soweto Kota Festival (Photo: Supplied)



What: The Meat Picnic

Where: Fountains Valley Resort

When: September 8 @ 12:00

Cost: R100 @ Digi Ticket

You can almost smell the braai right now. Lovers of meat will find heaven at the Fountains.


What: Party Evolution Glow Edition

Where: Giant Stadium, Soshanguve

When: September 8 @ 12:00

Cost: R200 - R400 @ Ticketpros

The line-up at this event will have the stadium popping all day. On the bill for the day are Shimza, Emtee, A-Reece, DJ Maphorisa, DJ Sliqe and Vinny Da Vinci – to name but a few.


What: Hazel Food Market

Where: Greenlyn Village Centre, Menlo Park

When: September 8 - from 17:00

Cost: Free entrance

A market is always a good idea for a young hang out. Imagine an outing under the beautiful night sky with a variety of artisanal beverages on offer, as well as some mouth-watering food.

party evolution A-Reece and DJ Sliqe

Party Evolution: A-Reece and DJ Sliqe (Photo: Supplied) 



What: FirstSunday (Custom Denim Wave)

Where: Rands, Khayelitsha

When: September 2 - from 11:00

Cost: R100 - R350 @ Webtickets

Rock your pair of customised denims at this celebration of deconstructed and reinvented clothing. This is basically a lavish way of saying that custom denim is the theme for this young party.

What: Bottomless Wine – Ladies Night

Where: Pop-up Society Restaurant and Bar, Berea

When: September 7 @ 17:30 - 21:00

Cost: R99 per person

To all the women out there, the week has been long and demanding. You’ve made it through, but you’ll have to do it all over again next week. Take a load off, gather the girls and hit this party up. Bottomless wine all evening long for only R99. Who can say no?

firstsunday (custom denim wave)

FirstSunday (Custom Denim Wave) (Photo: Supplied)


What: The Witness Garden Show 

Where: Royal Agricultural Show Grounds, Pietermaritzburg

When: September 7 - 9

Cost: R45 - R65 @ Webtickets

The thrill of seeing beautiful gardens in full bloom is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Tick it off your list by visiting this garden show, where gardeners will showcase spring at its designer best, and plant specialists will bring their perfect specimens for you to take home and enjoy. There’s something for everyone, including the spring dog show, live music, gourmet food, floral art, sugar art and an entertainment area for the kids.

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