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Press Release – Black August Festival Tshwane 2016, Tshwane, 25 August & 26 August 2016

Black August Festival Tshwane 2016

In association with Unisa, Capital Arts Revolution & Philosophy in the Park

Black August Festival Tshwane is an annual cultural festival that is hosted in and around the City of Tshwane. The event looks at celebrating, honouring, empowering, restoring and preserving the history of black people for the betterment of black communities. Black August Festival Tshwane’s main objective is to create a future of excellence for the people community.

2016 will be the festivals 2nd year running, promising 2 days of pure fun in celebration of BLACK. The festival is structured that it shares alternative information regarding black people which in any other day wouldn’t be accessible. The information is shared through the Arts, Culture and Academic Scholars who have dedicated themselves to understanding black origins and black existence.

The Black August Festival Tshwane invites and welcomes all to the 2016 Black August Festival Tshwane. Come join us as we celebrate BLACK.

Program (25 August 2016) – Day 1:

Venue: Hucklebarry’s, Magnolia Dell

Address: 125 Queen Wilhelmina Drive, Groenkloof, Pretoria

Time: 12:00 – 21:00

Entrance fee: Free

Detailed Program: Film Screening & Panel discussion

Film Screening from 12:30 – 15:30:

‘Conversations of the World: De Sousa Santos interviews Mogobe Ramose’ – A documentary interview on African philosophy and knowledge production from the Global South.

Panel discussion from 16:30 – 19:30  Discussion title: ‘Black Resistance’.

Panelists: Mr. Steve Lebelo, Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu , Ms Zimasa Mpenyama, Mr Andile Mngxitama


Program (26 August 2016) – Day 2:

Venue: Malombo Jazz Lounge Address 12 Clara Street, Bosman, Pretoria (cnr Clara & Van Der Walt)

Time: 12:00 – 02:00

Entrance fee: Free


Detailed Program: Presentation & Performances


Organizations to present are:

Consciousness (online Magazine) from 18:00 -18:30

Capital Arts Revolution (Arts & Culture Movement) from 18:30 – 19:00

Philosophy In The Park (Philosophy Collective) from 19:00 – 19:30



The Wretched – 20:00 -20:45

Thabang Tabane – 21:00 -21:45

Naftali of the Royal Family – 22:00 -22:45


For more information please visit us on Black August Festival Tshwane, and for our event visit Black August Festival Tshwane – Event Page



Media Contacts

Mr. Melusi Mbatha

T +27729814628
Mr. Sibusile Xaba

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