Weekly Events Round Up (19-25 Mar 2012)
This week South Africa will be commemorating Human Rights Day on Wednesday 21 March 2012 a national public holiday. The establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on this day in 1996, 35 years after the fateful events of 21 March 1960 in Sharpeville when demonstrators were gunned down by police. The SAHRC’s aim is to promote respect for human rights, promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights.
We have several events to keep you entertained and to help you celebrate Human Right’s day from drag racing, to a right to run / walk race, a decor exhibition and a community posh market. There are many more activities to enjoy with the whole family throughout this week, so get your family and friends together and plan to visit some of these fabulous events on offer …
Events in Gauteng:
Runners and walkers can participate in the Sunnypark Right to Walk / Run 21.1km and 10km race on Wednesday 21 March 2012 as part of their Human Right’s Day celebrations. This run takes your through the scenic suburb of Sunnyside. There is a time limit of three hours and participants can enter at the start from 5.30am with the race commencing at 7am. For more information you can telephone Daan Du Toit on +27 (0)82 572-4169.
Drag aficionados will not want to miss out on the first South African National Drag Racing Championship event for the 2012 season. Head to Tarlton International Raceway in Krugersdorp on Wednesday 21 March 2012 where you will be guaranteed intense racing by some of the country’s fastest drivers. Don’t forget that the must see Westinghouse Jet Dragsters will also be showcased. Contact Nico on +27 (0)11 762-5431 or +27 (0)83 309-8461 for more information.
Ladies can enjoy a fun packed three days of entertainment at the national women’s only festival Pink Girlfest Gauteng from Thursday 22 March to Sunday 25 March 2012 The festivities take place at the Malonjeni Guest Farm situated on the R42 between Vereeniging and Heidelberg in the Vaal Triangle. For more information contact Judith on +27 (0)82 976-7997.
If you are interested in Public Relations why not attend the PRISM Awards 2012 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on Sunday 25 March 2012. The awards ceremony includes entertainment and a gala dinner whilst your watch the presentation of awards to public relations companies that have excelled in the planning and implementation of their public relations campaigns under the theme ‘Public Relations: the energy behind the brand’. Contact Vivienne Steyn at PRISA on +27 (0)11 362-1262 for more information.
… see more events and festivals at Gauteng Events
Events in KwaZulu Natal:
The Hilton community will be gathering together for Human Right’s Day on Wednesday 21 March 2012 for the annual Hilton’s Posh Market where you can be entertained by the line-up of 100% Hilton performers including local songbird Erin Fourie who did fabulously in the Idols contest last year! Kiddies will love their zone headed by Ashleigh from Toptots Hilton, it will include supervised activities, a jumping castle and more. Telephone Desiree on +27 (0)72 654-9779 for more information.
The tenth edition of one of South Africa’s most highly anticipated home living exhibitions Decorex Durban will be held from Wednesday 21 March to Sunday 25 March 2012 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Come and check out the latest trends in home decor for 2012. Here you can meet the professionals in the design and décor industry in a relaxed yet sophisticated, highly professional and super glamorous environment Telephone +27 (0)11 549-8300 for more information.
Brides-to-be living along the KwaZulu Natal South Coast should attend the South Coast Bridal Fair from Thursday 22 March to Saturday 24 March 2012 in Amanzimtoti where you will find all you need to plan your special wedding from local vendors and retailers.
Marathon runs should head to the Midmar Dam in Howick for the annual Umgeni Water Marathon to be held on Sunday 25 March 2012. The route follows the edge of the Midmar Dam for most of the race and walkers are welcome to participate in the 15km event. Contact Warren Phippen on +27 (0)82 685-2294 for more information.
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Events in the Western Cape:
Mark on your calendar Saturday 24 March 2012 to attend the magical Cape Town Carnival in Green Point along the fan walk. Come and celebrate a truly South African expression of music, dance and arts and educate and inform the world of the rich culture and history of South Africa.
Come and join us at the Franschhoek Oesfees on Saturday 24 March 2012 for foot stomping revelry at one of the most picturesque settings in the winelands, the Solms-Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek. This wine festival promises to be a day of family fun and a celebration of the end of the summer harvest.
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Events in the Northern Cape:
Grab your canoe and paddle and head to the Orange River for the annual Orange River Canoe Race from Thursday 22 March to Saturday 24 March 2012 where competitors can enjoy the challenge of this scenic race. Spectators should find a spot along the river to help cheer the competitors on!
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Events in Limpopo:
Another big swimming event takes place in Limpopo on Sunday 25 March 2012 in Bela Bela, the Pick ‘n Pay Bosveld Mile will be held for the 14th time this year. The first swim saw only 20 swimmers participating and this event grown in popularity. The water is clean and clear and there are 3 different age categories for swimmers as well as a 200m swim for children under 9 years. Every participant gets a medal and this is always a great motivation!
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Events in the Garden Route:
The Kingfisher MTB Enduro Race takes place in the quiet village of Hoekwil along the Garden Route close to Wilderness. Each year it is flooded with mountain bike enthusiasts and this year it is no different. Come and be a part of the adventure on Saturday 24 March 2012. The event is organised by the Hoekwil Primary School and is part of the South Cape Enduro Series. The route takes you through farmlands and the Bergplaas State Forest which is usually inaccessible for riders. Young riders can take part in the 3km race, but there are also 20km, 40km and 70km races to challenge all fitness levels. For more info telephone Johan Potgieter on +27 (0)83 460-5414 or Maxie Cockrell on +27 (0)82 719-4844.
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If you can’t wait to plan your year of festivals check our our full events section here: South Africa Events