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21 January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (US)


February is Black History Month (US)
18 February is President's Day  (US)
State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma
National Budget Speech by Minister Gordhan


8 March is International Women's Day
21 March is Human Rights Day (SA)
29 March is Good Friday and 1 April is Family Day (SA)


27 April is South Africa's Freedom Day (SA)


25 May is Africa Day
27 May is Memorial Day (US)


June is Youth Month
17 June is Youth Day


4 July is Independence Day (US)
18 July is Nelson Mandela International Day (SA)


9 August is Women's Day (SA)


September is Public Service Month and Tourism Month (SA)
2 September is Labor Day
24 September is Heritage Day (SA)


October is Mental Health Awareness Month (SA)
17 October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


25 November to 10 December is 16 Days of Activism (SA)
28 November is Thanksgiving Day


1 December is World AIDS Day
16 December is Day of Reconciliation (SA)
26 December is Day of Goodwill (SA)

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: 
Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00 pm
Admission $20 in advance Saturday, 5 January 2012, 2:30 p.m.
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

South Africa Partners invites you to join us to view the photography exhibition, RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID,  at the International Center of at Photography at 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd St, New York, NY 10036. 

The program will include museum admission, remarks by Ms. Mary Tiseo, South Africa Partners Executive Director and South African Consul General, The Hon. George Monyemangene, and a guided tour of the exhibition.  Light refreshments will be served.

For information, please contact Brenna DeCotis at 617 443-1072 or

Buy tickets online.

The Suit

17 January to 2 February 2013
BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Run time: 1hr 15minutes

Based on The Suit by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon

Direction, adaptation, and music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk

Season Ticket Price : $20—72
Single Ticket Price: $25—90

Performance schedules and online tickets 


19 - 20 January 2013
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel:  (212) 216-2000

Trade Conference Seminar: FOCUS ON AFRICA

Lira: Live in Concert

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
SOBs (Sounds of Brazil)
204 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014

Doors 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm
Admission $20 in advance

Buy tickets online.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011  (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
Tel: (212) 414-5994

Mention African song and most Americans think of South African practitioners of the vocal arts – Solomon Lindy, Miriam Makeba, and perhaps more than anyone else in recent memory, the vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, the group has recorded 40 albums and sold over six million records. First brought to the attention of an international audience through Paul Simon's Graceland recording, Mambazo's first US album Shaka Zulu (1987) won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Since then, the group has been nominated for a Grammy eight additional times, winning its third award in 2009 and receiving its latest nomination for 2011's Song From a Zulu Farm.

Black Mambazo represents the traditional culture of South Africa. The group is regarded as South Africa's cultural emissary at home and around the world. In 1993, at Nelson Mandela's request, Mambazo accompanied the future Present and then-President of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk, to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Mambazo sang again as President Mandela's inauguration in May of 1994. The group is a national treasure of the new South Africa, in part because it embodies the traditions suppressed in the old South Africa. Mambazo's current and future tours continue to spread the word of leader Joseph Shabalala's dream of preservation through education while encouraging all those who can to give their support.

Mambazo has recorded with numerous artists from around the world, including Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Ben Harper, and George Clinton. The group's film work includes a featured appearance in Michael Jackson's video Moonwalker and Spike Lee's Do It A Cappella. Mambazo has also provided the soundtrack material for the films Coming to America (1988), A Dry White Season (1989), Cry The Beloved Country (1995), The Lion King Part II (1998), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). Time does not seem to be slowing down Ladysmith Black Mambazo as it continues to travel the world, meeting new friends, reaching new audiences, and spreading its message of Peace, Love, and Harmony.

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An Evening Celebrating South Africa
Washington, DC

10 February 2013
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566


Living the Dream...Singing the Dream
A Concert celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honoring Nelson Mandela
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Vickus Visser: Singing the Dream for South Africa
Kennedy Center Family Theater, 5:00 p.m.
This performance is free but tickets are required
Call WPAS Ticket Services at (202) 785-9727 to reserve your seat or get your tickets online.

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address

14 February 2013, 7:00 p.m.

President Jacob Zuma will present the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of Parliament at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 14 February 2013.

In the State of the Nation Address, President Zuma looks back at achievements of the past year.  The President addresses the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.

SoNA is an opportunity for the President to take stock of the country’s domestic and foreign situation and to chart a common direction that we should take to enhance our efforts to achieve a better life for all.

During his speech, the President talks about government’s achievements of the past year and looks to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year, called the Programme of Action (PoA). The PoA sets out government’s plans to address various key government programmes.

Exhibit:  Hope Beyond Horizons

14 February 2013 to 2 March 2013
Rain New York City
Rockefeller Center
59 West 49th Street
New York City

United Colors Of Fashion and Rain Present “Hope Beyond Horizons” in NY New York, NY (February 1, 2013) Fashion philanthropy organization, United Colors Of Fashion (UCOF) is due to present an Avant-garde exhibition commencing on 14 February from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, extending until 2 March 2013, at Rain NYC, located at 59 West 49th Street at Rockefeller Center.

United Colors Of Fashion, a 501 (C)(3) organization, which Vigore magazine calls an “epidemic of hope,” runs a fashion education program in New York City. The program engages under-resourced youth with opportunities in fashion and exposes them to the fashion industry in its true form. This program is unique in that it is the only one in the United States that is offered to interns free of charge. In addition, the organization heavily provides financial assistance to children with HIV/AIDS in Soweto, Johannesburg in South Africa.

“Hope Beyond Horizons,” “the name given to this exhibition, alludes the parallel hope and passion of aspiring artist, and that of those fighting for their lives in Soweto. A horizon is the depth as far as what the human eye can visually encompass, but UCOF offers exceeding hope beyond these limitations by providing individuals with inconceivable opportunities,” states, Michael A. Narain, UCOF’s Director of Creative Media.

Rain Africa creates handmade beauty products and hand crafted home ware with the utmost attention to detail, using natural ingredients with African origin. The company is passionate about providing employment opportunities for the local community, and in doing so help provide skills, opportunities and hope to many in Southern Africa.

“The exhibition at Rain is extremely meaningful to us. We are offering faith and a better future to those who often appear hopeless. Our programs turn dreams into reality for the people we service,” says Ciano Clerjuste, Founding Partner, Chairman and President of UCOF.

“Hope Beyond Horizons” is where high fashion liaises nature. The exhibition will consist of couture looks made out of organic foliage and accessorized by natural products from Rain.

Artist elements of color selection will be that resonating UCOF’s iconic burnt-orange, which is symbolic of warmth and happiness and emotional strength, hope, Hope Beyond Horizons.

The exhibition is made possible with funding from the Clerjuste family and UCOF’s board of directors.

For more information on United Colors Of Fashion and “Hope Beyond Horizons,” please contact: Michael A. Narain, Director of Creative Media, United Colors Of Fashion, tel: 917-266-4171, email or visit

Minister Pravin Gordhan's National Budget Speech

27 February 2013

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will present the budget to the South African Parliament on 27 February 2013, at 2:00 p.m.





Celebrate South Africa in Wilmington, Delaware at the Midatlantic Wine + Food Festival

Celebrate South Africa in Wilmington, Delaware at the MidAtlantic Wine and Food Festival

6 March - 10 March 2013

For more information and tickets, please go to MIDATLANTIC Food+Wine FESTIVAL.

Tuesday, 12 March 2012
6:00 pm
South African Consulate General
333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York City

Wits University Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Loyiso Nongxa invites Wits Alumni to areunion at the South African Consulate General, 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York City on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  Professor Nongxa will take this opportunity to introduce the Vice-Chancellor-elect, Professor Adam Habib.

Cash Bar
Dress: Smart Casual

RSVP by Friday, 22 February to Purvi Purohit
Inquiries:  Peter Maher


Friday, 15 March 2013
10:00 pm – 4:00 am


Club System
32-10 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
(between 32nd and 33rd Streets in Queens)

General Admission at the door: $40
Reduced Admission Pre-Sale tickets, VIP and Platinum Packages available now at

Tickets also available at 

The Soil at Africa Now!

Friday, 15 March 2013, 10 p.m.
Apollo Music Cafe
Doors & Bar Open at 9 p.m.


Tickets: $20

  • A-LIST advance price $15 until midnight the day before performance.
  • In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
  • By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
  • Online at Ticketmaster

The Soil is a rare find — trendy, up-and-comers, who specialize in an ancient musical form. Known for their heavenly acapella sound, this Soweto trio dispenses melodic medication through soulful anthems, delivered with lush, three-part harmonies and percussive beat boxing.

Apollo Music Café explores music genres from the Apollo’s heritage – R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock – transformed by cutting-edge artists in a stylized lounge space.

This Apollo Music Café performance is a part of the weekend-long Africa Now! festival presented in partnership with the World Music Institute.

Other activities throughout the weekend include a Meet-the-Artist panel, a Family Showtime series performance by Freshlyground and a blowout concert event on the legendary Apollo stage hosted by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

Drinks and food are also available for purchase one hour before show time. 

Freshlyground at Africa Now!

Saturday, 16 March 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Apollo Theater

Freshlyground, the Cape Town-based, multi-racial septet that has achieved superstardom in South Africa and Europe, bring their infectious grooves to the Apollo Education's Family Showtime series as part of Africa Now!

Family Showtime is designed to provide families with young children and teens the opportunity to experience live, high quality cultural events in the Harlem community.

Africa Now! is a weekend festival spotlighting today’s African music scene. The festival centers around a blowout concert event on the legendary Apollo stage hosted by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Other activities throughout the weekend include a Meet-the-Artist panel and an Apollo Music Café showcase featuring The Soil.

Africa Now! is presented in partnership with World Music Institute.

Tickets: $10
In person: at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone: call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
Online at Ticketmaster

Shared Interest's 19th Anniversary Awards Gala

Monday, 18 March 2013
Gotham Hall
New York City

Shared Interest’s mission is to mobilize the resources for Southern Africa's economically disenfranchised communities to sustain themselves and to build equitable nations. Since 1994, Shared Interest’s loan guarantees and technical support have benefited more than two million black South Africans – the majority of them women. Shared Interest has never lost a cent of its investors’ interest or principal.

For this year's Awards Gala, Shared Interest will honor award-winning singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte, South African pop band Freshlyground, and freedom fighter and social justice activist Father Michael LapsleyJP Morgan will receive the Corporate Award for its work in South Africa.

Consul General and Mrs. George Monyemangene, H.E. Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and Ms. Rosieda Shabodien are Honorary Chairs for this year's gala. 

The evening performance will feature Afropop music from honoree Freshlyground.  Following the gala, Freshlyground will perform at an after party geared towards young professionals to support Shared Interest’s Next Generation Campaign, which aims to engage young professionals in investing in South Africa’s marginalized communities and enterprises and other Southern African countries.

Purchase tickets online

Shared Interest's Awards Gala After Party

Monday, 18 March 2013
9:30 pm - MIDNIGHT
Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway at 36th Street
New York City

Purchase tickets online.

Afro Takes Miami

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
9:00 pm to 5:00 am
645 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139

A collaboration of DJ's from Southern Africa & NYC Spinning Deep, Soulful & Afrocentric Sounds.

Featuring • • •

▌►DJ FRESCA (South Africa)
▌►DJSPAX-VYBZ (Botswana/NYC)
▌►DJ ERV (Deep Down Productions NYC)
▌►DJ lIL RAY (Clubhouse Jamboree NYC)

Introducing • • •
▌►MISS PRU "Princess Of House" (South Africa)

Admission:  $15.00
Badge Policy:  FREE with WMC Badge

Private concert, interview and cocktails with RODRIGUEZ, star of the film Searching for Sugar Man

11 April 2013
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
New York City

On 11 April 2013, CultureHorde is hosting a private concert, interview and cocktails with RODRIGUEZ, star of the film Searching for Sugar Man, which swept the awards this season, winning the Oscar, BAFTA and Writers Guild Awards for "Best Documentary". The concert will be held at The Cutting Room in New York City (44 East 32nd Street).

Event details:

  • The concert is limited to 250 people (mostly South Africans)
  • 7:30pm private concert with Rodriguez and his band
  • 8:30 live interview onstage and Q&A with the audience
  • 9:00 private meet and greet with Rodriguez for VIP ticket-holders

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the legendary rock icon Rodriguez in an extremely intimate concert. Rodriguez has been selling out thousand-person stadiums across the world and will be performing at Coachella this year. This is probably one of the last opportunities to see him in an intimate venue, and we wanted to make the South African community aware of it.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the CultureHorde website:   

Hugh Masekela

Saturday, 20 April 2013, 7:30 pm
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
3 Spruce Street, New York City

Ticket Price: $55 • $40 • $30

For information and to buy tickets, please go to: 

23rd World Economic Forum on Africa:
"Delivering on Africa's Promise"

8 - 10 May 2013
Cape Town, South Africa

Under the theme "Delivering on Africa's Promise", the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa will provide an important platform for regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to deepen the continent's integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development by addressing the following themes:

  • Accelerating Economic Diversification
  • Boosting Strategic Infrastructure
  • Unlocking Africa's Talent

For more information, please visit 

Trevor Noah: Born A Crime

15 May 2013 - 8 June 2013
Culture Project
45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette
New York City

Born a mixed-race child under Apartheid in South Africa, Born a Crime is Noah's search for identity in a world obsessed with labels.  An eloquent comedic storyteller, Noah challenges the status quo through his unique perspective, breaking down cultural flaws on all sides and finding our mutual connections with laughter.

For tickets, please go to

Christine Vaindirlis at Blue Note

Friday, 17 May 2013, 11:45 pm
Blue Note
131 West 3rd Street
New York City 10012
Tel: (212) 475-8592

Get your tickets here.

Sharon Katz and the Peace Train

Saturday, 18 May 2013
St. Paul's in Elkins Park
7809 Old York Road
Elkins Park PA 19027

From March 2013, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will be running the second WOSA Sommelier Cup competition. With 11 countries competing for the ultimate honour, this is destined to be the experience of a lifetime. The competition consists of two parts: the SEMI-FINALS, which will be played in each of the participating countries and end in July 2013; and the FINAL, which will take place from 7–13 October 2013 (a one-week, all-expenses paid trip to South Africa).

The finalist from each country will be hosted in South Africa for a week-long tour of the winelands. They will visit some of the Cape's most prestigious wineries, meet and taste with our award-winning winemakers, dine in some of South Africa's icon restaurants and explore the wonderfully diverse cuisine on offer – all against the backdrop of some of the world's most breathtakingly beautiful winelands. So don't delay in entering this competition, as entries per country are limited. Register today to compete, and stand the chance to win the trip of a lifetime and the championship title.  For more information please go to

Athletics Stars from South Africa
at the 2013 NYC Adidas Grand Prix

Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island
25 May 2013 at 12:00 noon

Several top level athletics stars from South Africa, including Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, Lehann Fourie, Sunette Viljoen and Wayde Van Niekerk, are expected to appear in the upcoming Adidas Grand Prix athletics meeting here in New York City on 25 May 2013.

These South African stars are scheduled to compete at Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island, along with international athletes representing over 30 countries.

Among other superstars slated to compete are Jenn Suhr, Tyson Gay and Aries Merritt of the United States, David Rudisha of Kenya and Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown.

African Continental and South African National Record holder, Lehann Fourie will be competing in a world class field in the 110 Meter Hurdles including World Record holder Aries Merritt and David Oliver of the United States.

For more information, follow the link below.

2013 Springbok Potjie Festival

Saturday, 25 May 2013
Monmouth Day Camp
213 Taylor Lane
Middletown NJ, 07748
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Rain Date: 26 May 2013

  • Live South African music to enjoy, courtesy of Ben
  • Swimming pools with life guards
  • Bulls vs Sharks Rugby game from that day showing at 1:00 pm
  • Archery (bows and arrows supplied and safe range available)
  • Soccer balls, basket balls and tennis equipment supplied for our use
  • Baseball equipment
  • Tug of War contest
  • Soccer fields, kick ball (think Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Great climbing trees and generally an awesome place for kids to play and adults to relax.

Food and drink:

  • This is a traditional Bring and Braai, which means bring your own meat and sides to eat.
  • There are plenty of shaded picnic tables for general use.
  • Tolani and Braaitime are clubbing in to sponsor a Lamb on the Spit. It's just one lamb so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • As in previous years, a large pot of pap and sous will be supplied for folks to enjoy with their food.
  • There will also be lots of other South African foods on sale, including biltong, droewors, koeksisters, jams and much more.
  • To preorder Boerewors please contact us and let us know quantities, prior to the event.
  • After the Potjie judging, the Potjies themselves will be opened to all for everyone to eat and enjoy.
  • Stanton Du Toit of Tolani has promised to sponsor us with his famous Rooibos Sangria which went down so well last year.
  • You are encouraged to bring a side or dessert that will go on the communal table for everyone to share.
  • We are working on getting cooldrinks and water sponsored by our friends at Peerless Beverage.
  • Alcohol is allowed. BYOB.

Potjie Contest:

  • Get your tickets here:
  • The meat for this years contest is Oxtail.
  • That means you have to use Oxtail in your Potjie recipe. Good Luck to all entrants. Anyone is welcome to enter and try their hand. If you need a pot you can buy one here:
  • You will need to provide your own heat/fire source to cook your potjie on. A braai, or a gas braai or whatever you need to cook. The braais supplied will not be available for potjie cooking, only for general braaiing.


  • Buy your tickets here:
  • General Admission Bring and Braai Tickets are $20 per person (plus $1.49processing fee).
  • Kids 10 yrs old and under are free
  • Potjie Contest Entries are $50.00 (plus $2.24 processing fee and including entrance fee for one person).
  • Potjie contest entry fee also includes an event t-shirt.
  • Deadline for entrees is May 12th.
  • If you need a potjie pot you can buy one here:

All Details for this event can be found on the website  

Thokoza in I Sing For Freedom

Baruch Performing Arts Center
25th Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
New York City

Performance dates and times are:

  • 17 and 24 June 2013
  • 17, 1, 15, 22, 29 July 2013,
  • 5, 12, and 19 Aug 2013.

All performances are at 7:00 pm.  All tickets are $20.00.  The performance is 70 minutes long with no intermission.

Five women, all South African and African American with an average age of 62 and a total of over 130 years of singing experience among them, will sing acapella, the music they love most and has made them feel most free.  This is a concert experience mixed with the stories of their life experiences.

Thokoza, which means CELEBRATION in Zulu, is conceived and directed by actress Thuli Dumakude, born in Lamontville, Durban in 1949.  Thuli acted internationally in plays such as Rafiki, Poppie Nongena, and Bongi to name a few. She played KaMadonsela (Lady Macbeth) in Welcome Msomi’s Umabatha in South Africa and abroad, and featured as a soloist in the movies Cry Freedom, Power of One and Serengeti for Imax Theatre.  On Broadway in NYC Thuli was the vocal coach for Sarafina and Sheila’s Day.  Currently Thuli is working with 20 rural women in the village of Galibasi in Muden (KZN) doing beadwork. Part of the proceeds from the international sales of the beadwork will go to AIDS organizations in South Africa.

This not-to-be-forgotten music and story-telling experience is presented by Eric Krebs in association with Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, entrance and box office on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenues.  The Box Office can be reached at (646) 312-5073 or by email at  

Africa Straight Up on The Africa Channel

19 June 2013

Africa Straight Up, the 30 minute film written and produced by Teresa Clarke will air on television in the U.S. on Wednesday evening, 19 June 2013 on The Africa Channel.

Please see below for channels and times in various U.S. cities.

New York City, NY -- channel 87 at 8pm, 8:30pm
Chicago, IL -- channel 133 at 7pm, 7:30 pm, 8pm and 8:30pm
Atlanta, GA -- channel 182 at 8pm, 8:30pm
Los Angeles, CA -- channel 176 at 5pm, 5:30pm, 9pm, 9:30pm
Washington, DC -- channel 188 at 8pm, 8:30 pm  

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Friday, 28 June 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Free / $3 donation suggested.

Photo: Shane Doyle

The legendary South African choral group, still led by its indomitable founder Joseph Shabalala, first won international fame through its work on Paul Simon’s 1986 album, Graceland, but the group has been active for more than half a century. Today they are the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” (Paul Simon) With the soulful singer and guitarist AURELIO MARTÍNEZ, the standard bearer of Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras’ National Congress.

For more information about this performance, please visit


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Johannesburg Conference 2013

The City of Johannesburg Conference
“Creating Competitive Advantage for the City and its Business Community”
1 – 3 July 2013
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

The City of Johannesburg’s Department of Economic Development is hosting its first premier Trade and Investment Conference and Exhibition. This is the platform for Johannesburg to present its vision of development and to pitch investment projects in the Infrastructure, Resource, Services and Manufacturing sectors. With a R30 billion budget for infrastructure development over the next three years, The City of Johannesburg will be leading in Africa, linking transport development and creating sustainable and integrated communities.

The conference will provide an excellent platform for business-to-business networking, with high-level delegates from both international and local business expected to attend. In addition, key business influencers will be speaking throughout multiple sessions over the course of the event on the following strategic themes:

  • Enhancing the Competitiveness of the City
  • Drivers of Growth & Innovation
  • Prioritizing Infrastructure, Resources, Services and Manufacturing Investment Opportunities
  • The Role of Johannesburg in Regional Integration in Africa

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Simphiwe Dana's US Debut

5,9,10, 13 July 2013

Renowned around the world for her impressive vocal prowess and powerful live performances, singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana is one of South Africa’s most soulful musical exports.  Named the Goddess of African cool, her scintillating voice has familiar echoes of Amy Winehouse, Miriam Makeba and Billie Holiday.  

Saturday, 5 July 2013
Essence Music Festival
New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, 9 July
The Howard Theater
Washington DC

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
World Café Live
Philadelphia PA

Saturday, 13 July 2013
Ginny's at Red Rooster
Harlem, New York
2 sets:  Get Tickets: 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm

Inquiries:  Fairley McCaskill
(202) 903 - 8885

SA Partners celebrates Nelson Mandela Day in Boston, Massachusetts

18 July 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street, Copley Square

On 18 July, Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, a coalition of Boston‐based community organizations, elected officials, and activists will host a celebration of Mandela’s life at the Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street in Copley Square at 5:30 PM. The celebration includes special guest speakers Governor Deval Patrick and a US South African Embassy representative among others, Mandela’s inspirational words read by local youth, and musical tributes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit SA Partners' website. 

Launch of Poetics app for iPhone/ iPad

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 8:00 pm @
Terminal Warehouse
269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets)

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) invites you to participate at the launch event of Poetics, a visual poetry app created for iPhone/iPad by New York based artist, Seth Indigo Carnes. 

Thokoza in I Sing For Freedom

17 June to 19 August 2013
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
New York City, 10010

Admission: $20 at

Father Michael Lapsley's presentation at Rockefeller Foundation

9 October 2013

The Institute for Healing of Memories was founded in 1998.  It grew out of the Chaplaincy Project of the Trauma Center for Victoms of Violence and Torture where Father Michael Lapsley SSM (right) was one of the founder members.  Father Michael had lost both hands and an eye in a letter bomb attack in Zimbabwe in 1990.  Accompanied by prayers, love and support from around the world, he began the journey from victim to survivor to victor.  The Institute for Healing of Memories seeks to accompany other people on their journeys to healing and wholeness.

For information, please go to Amandla Development's Facebook account. Tickets available through Eventbrite

SA US Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Event

25 October 2013, 7:00 pm
Tolani Wine Bar/Restaurant
$35.00 per person

A unique opportunity for South African business owners to gain the financial and connective support of other South African businesses around the country.  The Chamber Director, Mr. Derrick Jackson will be in attendance to speak about the vision of the Chamber and how South African businesses in the United States can tap into this valuable resource going forward.

Limited seating. Please contact Tolani Wine Bar/Restaurant directly at (646) 510-5839 to make your booking for the evening. 

For more information, please go to the event's Facebook page.  

Gregory Maqoma's Exit/Exist


MAPP International Productions Celebrates Gregory Maqoma;
South African Consul General is Honorary Chair

Friday, 1 November 2013
LIU Brooklyn's Kumble Theatre
1 University Plaza
between Dekalb Avenue and Willoughby Streets

New York, NY – MAPP International Productions, a New York City-based performing arts producing organization, will celebrate the cultural exchange between South Africa and the United States with Johannesburg-New York City: The 2013 MAPP Benefit, which follows the opening night of Gregory Maqoma’s Exit/Exist on November 1st, 2013.  The Honorary Chairs for the evening are South African Consul General in New York, Mr. George Monyemangene and Mrs. Louise Monyemangene. 

Gregory Maqoma is a celebrated South African choreographer who is making his New York City debut after years of touring Europe, South America and the United States.  Exit/Exist reframes the narrative of Gregory’s ancestor, Chief Maqoma, from one of troublesome insubordination to one of heroic self-preservation.   Featuring vocal quartet Compete and guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, Exit/Exist is presented by 651ARTS and will play November 1-2 at LIU-Brooklyn’s Kumble Theatre located at 1 University Plaza between Dekalb Avenue and Willoughby Street . Tickets are $25; $20 for students and seniors and are available through the Kumble Theatre Box Office (

Now in its 19th year, MAPP International produces performances that offer fresh perspectives on contemporary life and works to forge connections between artists and communities, both locally and globally by engaging audiences as active participants rather than mere passive observers.  Johannesburg-New York City celebrates MAPP’s longstanding relationship with Gregory as well as the work done through The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium (TACAC), a landmark MAPP-managed program that develops and sustains a dynamic exchange of arts and ideas between The United States and the African continent.   View the Press Release.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Kumble Theatre Box Office (

Early Screening:  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Shared Interest and South Africa’s Department of Arts & Culture

Monday, 18 November 2013, 5:30 pm to 9:30 p.m.
IMAX AMC Loews Lincoln Square
1886 Broadway
New York City 10023

Film screening begins 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
General Admission ticket - $35.00
*VIP Ticket - $50.00 - Pre-reception, held at the theater includes Wines of South Africa, food by Madiba Restaurant and live music starting at 5:30 pm for VIP tickets holders.

Purchase tickets online.