Looking ahead

Forthcoming events this quarter

  • by Spotong
  • Nov 19, 2014
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As we start thinking about bidding another year good-bye, we cast our eyes ahead at some of the highlights on the festive calendar. Beer, cider, music, whisky, sport and fashion … Good times lie ahead.

Soweto Derby postponed to December

The tragic and untimely death of Pirates caption Senzo Meyiwa has caused Soweto's signature soccer tournament to be delayed. All indications point to December 20 being the date of the match, provided all parties concerned agree.

This means that the Absa Premiership matches scheduled for December 20, Pirates against Bloemfontein Celtic and Chiefs against Mpumalanga Black Aces respectfully, would also have to be rescheduled.

If you bought tickets to the Derby you can keep them and use them on December 20 or get your money back in full.

As we start thinking about bidding another year good-bye, we cast our eyes ahead at some of the highlights on the festive calendar.

As Spotong went to print this arrangement had not been completely finalised.

"The @OfficialPSL has not confirmed a new date for the #AbsaPrem Soweto Derby," tweeted PSL official Lux September. "The PSL will, at an appropriate time, release a statement on a new date for the #AbsaPrem Soweto Derby fixture."

Soweto Fashion Week, 26-29 November

After the worldwide explosion of this prestigious event, Soweto Fashion week is back at it again! This year we have twelve carefully selected designers, who will have to impress and show South Africa how high their talent soars.

This is a fabulous marketing and advertising initiative for designers, fashionistas and corporates. Only a few of the twelve contestants will walk away with success on their shoulders and the opportunity to have their garments in international showrooms!


For most of these designers, making it big in the fashion industry has had them push through years of hard work and self dedication, the challenge of having to work with minimal materials and low budgets. Their chance to get noticed and revealed is everything.

Tickets and VIP tickets available from Pick n Pay Stores in Soweto.

Venue: The Soweto Theatre, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Time: Starts at 18h00

Call +27 (0)84 392-2228 or +27 (0)11 024-6343

Celebrate summer at the races

The Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup is Jozi’s premier horse racing event and with general entry tickets starting at R75pp from Computicket, this is an event that is not to be missed.

It was first run in 1887, a year after the dusty mining camp that was to become Johannesburg sprang up on the farm Turffontein following the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. Many famous horses have won the race down the years and they include Pamphlet (1917), Lenin (1940), Cuff Link (1963), Caradoc (1966) and Home Guard (1970). Top trainer Mike de Kock has won the race a record nine times with six of those victories coming since the race’s reintroduction in 1999.

Turffontein Racecourse was founded in 1887 at Turffontein, Gauteng by the Johannesburg Turf Club. The facility has both an inner and outer grass track. Turffontein is widely acknowledged as a true test of stamina for races contested around the bend due to the climb from the 1200 meter mark to the final turn.

Experience the day in exceptional style and comfort, with any one of the many hospitality packages starting at just R205pp. Selected hospitality packages will be available through Computicket, for all other package enquiries please contact providers directly.

For Ground floor VIP hospitality packages please contact Megapro Hospitality: 011 305 9800.

For Grandstand , Piazza and Summer Picnic hospitality packages please contact I’Sizwe Hospitality: 011 681 1561.