5 must-see live events this weekend

You can laugh, sing along to authentic South African tunes, or dance the night away while contributing to a worthy cause.

FILE: Mzansi Youth Choir. Photo: Mzansi Youth Choir/Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG – As we enter the weekend after the Women’s Day holiday on Tuesday, sightseeing and celebrating the women of South Africa remains on the agenda.

It’s still Women’s Month after all!

You can laugh, sing along to authentic South African tunes, or dance the night away while contributing to a worthy cause.

Here are some incredible events across the city that will dazzle and entertain any crowd.


Go for a night of laughs with South African comedian and TV personality Tumi Morake’s all-female lineup on August 13 at the Theater of Marcellus, Emperors Palace.

Angel Campey, Khanyisa Bunu, Lihle Msimang, Lindy Johnson, Nina Hastie and Tracey-Lee Oliver will be the
comic acts that divide the sides.

Tickets are available on Ticketpro online and at points of sale.


In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre where police shot dead 34 miners involved in a wildcat strike over a pay rise at the Lonmin mine, award-winning playwright and director Aubrey Sekhabi presents Marikana – The Musical.

The play is an adaptation of the book We’re going to kill each other today: Marikana’s story written by
South African writers Thanduxolo Jika, Felix Dlangamandla, Lucas Ledwaba, Sebabatso Mosamo, Athandiwe Saba and Leon Sadiki.

The momentous production runs until August 28 at the South African State Theater in Pretoria.

Book your tickets here.


Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Msaki, Thandi Nthulio, Neil Solomon, Pops Mohamed, Rocksteady Dub, Lebo Mashile and PJ Powers come together on August 12 to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

The annual concert presented by the Turquoise Harmony Institute aims to celebrate those who overcome the difficulties of being a stranger in another’s country.

Get your ticket here.


The Mzansi Youth Choir presents an authentic showcase of traditional African music at the Soweto Theater from August 13-14.

Formed in Soweto in 2003, the choir aims to provide vulnerable teenagers and young adults with the opportunity to hone their craft and pursue careers abroad.

Prepare to be amazed by a selection of the choir’s greatest hits, as well as new tunes that will enchant you.


The Joburg Theatre, as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, will host a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic comic opera in two acts, Don Giovanni, on August 12, 2022.

The show will feature an international cast of performers from Germany, the United States and Portugal as well as a full symphony orchestra.

Secure your place here.

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Jennifer R. Strohm