• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

Find Accommodation in South Africa
Subscribe to our Feed
Posted on: Thursday, 26 September 2013

Afro Optimism at ABSA Vuka Showcase

Send to Kindle

This year sees the very first of a brand new event that promises to whip South Africa and the rest of the continent into a vibe of unique arts, music and the delicious cuisine of the nations. The Absa VUKA Showcase will highlight all that is African, progressive and exciting…


ABSA Vuka Shawcase


In the light of its theme, which is Afro Optimism, the art, cuisine and music of Africa is presented in a positive light; displaying how such a diverse continent can be united by the very things that define its different cultures and customs. This event is inviting representatives from 12 different countries (including South Africa, Tanzania, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Uganda and Ghana, amongst others) to showcase their unique array of arts and abilities. These will include graphic designers, painters, illustrators, CGI animators, graffiti artists, chefs, restaurateurs, traditional vintners, organic farmers, jazz singers, modern rock bands and many more.

The concept is that creativity is the catalyst, and even the moving force, behind social, political, economic and cultural change. This powerful force needs to be used responsibly and celebrated on a platform of Afro Optimism.

The Absa VUKA Showcase will be held at the Old Customs Building in the East London Harbour, which has, until now, suffered some neglect. However, this event is set to kick-start the revival of this classically picturesque, but industrial, hub that will soon be hosting some of Africa’s most exciting people.

Witness the integration of a continent amidst delicious flavours, colourful creations and the irresistible rhythms of Africa at the Absa VUKA Showcase, from 1 to 3 November 2013.


ABSA Vuka Shawcase


Destination Info

All the Details:

Dates: 1 – 3 November 2013
Address: Old Customs Building, East London Harbour, Hely Hutchinson Road, East London, Eastern Cape
Overnight: Book early to avoid disapointment! See Accommodation in East London

Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

Related Posts: