The best SA school holiday events happening this week

2018-07-01 00:00 - Phumlani S Langa
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Check out some of the best events this week (Photo: Supplied)

School holidays are in full swing, and we’re here to give you some ideas on how to keep you and the little ones entertained. Phumlani S Langa lines up the week’s events.



What: Married ... But Not To Each Other

Where: Silverstar Casino

When: 6 July, 20:00

Cost: R150 at

Comedy’s modern traditionalist and the bad momma of comedy – Ndumiso Lindi and Tumi Morake – are taking their rib-cracking new stand-up show around southern Africa. Catch them while they’re in Joburg.


What: Germany vs Japan Car Show

Where: Nasrec Expo Centre

When: 1 July, from 08:00

Cost: R50 at

What country, in your opinion, is responsible for the best cars? The Germans are known for their surgical precision and the Japanese for street classic such as the Nissan Skyline. Pull through and decide for yourself. Aside from the awesome cars, there’ll be food stalls, a flea market, drift rides, helicopter rides and sound-offs to keep you entertained all day long.


What: Cartoon Network Live!

Where: Montecasino

When: 3 to 15 July

Cost: R175 to R390 at

For the first time on South African soil, the stars of Cartoon Network appear together in a spectacular and unforgettable live show. Catch Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls in an interactive, entertaining and exciting stage production for children aged five and upwards.

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What: The Jungle Book

Where: Atterbury Theatre

When: 3 to 8 July

Cost: R120 to R150 at

Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan ... ring a bell? This classic play based on the book by Rudyard Kipling is always a hit, and the kids will beg you to take them back. Don’t deny them the bare necessities.


What: Rush

Where: Time Square Sun Arena, Menlyn Maine

When: 1 July, from 09:00

Cost: R60 at

Nerd out at the Rush eSports event – a day of competitive tournaments for casual gamers and eSports fanatics. Whether you’re a professional eSports player, someone who just wants to have some casual fun and see how good you are, or even a parent looking to find out more about your child’s obsession, Rush will have something for you.


What: Songs & Rhythms

Where: SA State Theatre

When: 6 July, 20:00

Cost: R120 at

The perfect platform for up-and-coming talent in the Tshwane area. Enjoy a night of soulful performances, including jazz, R&B, a bit of poetry and Afro-soul. Don’t let this pass you by.



What: Dwight vs Jivo

Where: Estoro, 25297 Vincent Street, Meadowlands West

When: 1 July, from 14:00

Cost: Entrance R30 to R50, ladies free before 21:00

The theme is scarf and coat, and the occasion is one that should bump well on into the night. Meadowlands West has something lit for you, all you need to do is show up.


What: Raw Sunday Market

Where: Mofokeng Street, Moroka North

When: 1 July, from 10:00

Cost: R20 entrance

This vibrant market aims to uplift local artists and entrepreneurs. There’ll be live performances, poetry, art, clothing and food stalls selling scrumptious grub.


What: Soweto Holistic Morning

Where: Mofolo Hall, Mofolo Park

When: 1 July, 09:00 to 12:00

Cost: Free entrance

Recalibrate your soul with a little kemetic yoga at these monthly holistic sessions. The yoga will be merged with elements of the Brazilian dance art form of capoeira. And, best of all, it’s absolutely free.

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Marriott Ballito Beats

What: Mango Groove

Where: Sugar Rush Park, Ballito

When: 1 July, 14:00

Cost: R30 to R160 at

The legendary local band will take to the stage at this scenic venue. We must celebrate legends while they’re still with us. This should get quite turned up, but in that old school way.


What: The Big 5 Comedy Show

Where: Playhouse Company

When: Until 30 July, 20:00

Cost: R100 to R250 at

Are you in the mood for an evening of laughs and break beats? I am, but I won’t be in Durban for this. If you are, catch Jason Goliath, Nik Rabinowitz, Krijay Govender, Stuart Taylor and Kagiso Lediga for the laughs, and the legendary DJ Ready D for the tunes.


What: Ihlombe! SA National Choral Festival

Where: Church of the Resurrection, 24 David Profit St, Bonteheuwel

When: 1 July, 15:00

Cost: Free entrance

It’s Ihlombe!’s 10th anniversary and the festival will honour late icon Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. See the Children’s Chorus of Washington, the Church of the Resurrection Anglican Church Choir and the Eersterivier-South Uniting Reform Youth Choir perform at this free event. Ihlombe! sees select youth and collegiate choirs from the US cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, DC, perform 13 collaborative concerts with more than 15 African youth, church and community ensembles. For more dates, follow this link

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