Millions-if not euros- are generated throughout, thanks to international tourists who spend their currency to boost the economy and GDP of that particular country!
Following on the above testimony, the Soweto Beer Festival was conceived in 1999 by the owners of one Soweto’s leading dining and entertainment venues, Masakeng or a kraal for the uninitiated to benchmark on this renowned initiative.
This annual gathering starts from October 26 to 29 at Mofolo Park-Shap Stadium, Soweto from 2pm to 2am!
What started as a small in-house event has now evolved into the one of the biggest social events in Soweto attracting visitors from Gauteng and beyond over four days.
The festival attracts a diverse crowd of visitors, which includes Sowetans, national and international tourists. Yes, we want that currency to circulate in Soweto, and outgrow to other areas.
People visit the festival to experience the vibrancy of Soweto and entertainment by local developmental artists. There’s an opportunity to taste over forty beer brands from around the world.
This, of course accompanied by typical Soweto cuisine including, pap & vleis, kota (bunny-chow), magwinya (fat cakes), atchaar, skop (cow or sheep head), and so forth…
Entertainment from Jozi fm deejays and Ganyani will enthrall the fans. CAN DO who are one of the key sponsors, has arranged fashion and fireworks displays.
Kwaito king Arthur Mafokate will also host the ‘I CAN Be Famous’ auditions for wanna-be musicians or dancers!
Tickets are available for only R20 at the gate. No under 18s allowed at this four-day fest.
For more details and programme go to www.sowetofestival.co.za