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Human Rights Day Fun

Round up the family for some public-holiday pleasure



Cape Town Festival

Pack a picnic and make your way to the Company’s Garden this Human Rights Day where there will be free concerts and shows on the sprawling lawns of the Company’s Gardens. The afternoon of entertainment aims to promote tolerance and understanding among diverse communities while creating a platform for budding talent.


There’ll also be a food market, various arts and crafts stalls and a kiddies area to keep the little ones busy.


Band line-up:


The Black Ties


The Country Conquerers


Danno Petersen

Music Sensation




Meal packing with Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa


If you feel the focus of Human Rights Day should be on charity, join Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa and their partners (Blue Route Mall, Chic Mamas, Accessorize, La Senza and Dion Wired) in packing meals at the Blue Route Mall. Volunteers will help feed more than 100 children in the Vrygrond area.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your session starts.


  • When: 9am to 11am and 11am to 1pm, Friday 21 March 2014
  • Where: Blue Route Mall, Tokai
  • Cost: Free
  • Info: www.stophungernowsa.org
  • Book: 021 705 6278, wcape@stophungernowsa.org





Human Rights Day Fayre

Join in the good, old-fashioned fun at this event, hosted by Rotary Medieval Fayre. There’ll be a schools’ competition, minstrels, puppets, stalls, animal shows, games like archery, slingshot, barista and rope pulling, demonstrations and even some wench dunking.


When you need replenishment, there’ll be a charity high tea, and food and beverages on offer.






Francofete Festival

Celebrate diversity and tolerance this Human Rights Day as part of Francophonie week.


Your kids will love the eclectic African, French and local artists performing an upbeat array of music – from slam to folk, pop and accordion – supported by an eclectic crowd from all walks of life. When hunger calls, visit the food and crafts stalls, a collaboration with local traders and refugee social services. Later, the whole family can get green-aware at Citi-Zen’s permaculture area.


Teachers and storytellers will be on hand in the children’s area.



Gcina Mhlope (SA)

Elysee Junction: French songs (Durban)

Burundi Drummers (Durban)

Vusi Makanya (Contemporary Dance, Kwamashu)

Frere Souchet (Accordion-vocals – Switzerland)

Sibongile Mbambo (Funk SA/France)

Labelle: 3 drums 1 lion (Cinéma-concert – Reunion/France)


  • When: 2pm to 11pm, 21 March 2014
  • Where: Sutton Park, Windermere
  • Cost: Free
  • Info: www.alliance.org.za





Pub Lunch at Cafe Barcelona

Dig into a mouthwatering pub lunch and a pint at Cafe Barcelona and stay for great music, in various genres, by Inceptio & Friends.




Chaz Nielsen

Lizaan Vermeulen

Jose Falcao

State Society (Clifford Barnard & Marchant Pretorius)

Triz (Musa Mntambo)


  • When: From midday, 21 March 2014
  • Where: Cafe Barcelona, Pretoria
  • Cost: R50
  • Info: 021 345 3602, info@cafebarcelona.co.za

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