Book for tourism’s funnest event (on 6 September)

2Are you going to one of tourism’s funnest – and most heartwarming – events?

Share the love, passion, and talent of the most amazing community projects in South Africa with renowned South African comedian Siv Ngesi (what? here, let him introduce himself),  and with guest performances by the Gugulethu Tenors and 3 Tons of Fun.

Uthando (Love) South Africa will present its 3rd Benefit Event in Cape Town’s historic City Hall on the 6th of September. This spectacular and inspiring evening will be the pinnacle of five years of work for Uthando.

Book at Computicket – it’s just R 275.00 per person – but for group booking of 10 people or more, it’s only R 150.00 per person.

Bring your friends, bring your guests, and bring a traveller or two. It’s going to be awesome.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Wine and networking – with exhibitions by many of wonderful community projects that Uthando supports. Hungry? Fun and Funky Cape Town Food Trucks will be selling food just outside the venue, and a cash bar available throughout the evening
8:00 – 10:30 p.m.: Variety concert with choirs, dance groups, bands and awesome guest appearances
10.30 – 12.00 p.m.: chill with DJ Eitan Stern in the foyer


  • Siv Ngesi, MC (Siv is one of South Africa’s up and coming comedians)
  • Guest Performance by the Gugulethu Tenors
  • Amy Biehl Foundation Youth Choir
  • Classical music with the Hout Bay Music Project
  • Kwaito Dance with the Amy Biehl Foundation
  • Betterchoice Gumboots Dancers
  • Dance for All
  • Jikeleza Dance Project
  • Reading by the incredible poet Kgomotso Malale
  • Jazz with the Kronendal Music Academy
  • Masibathandande Seniors Project Choir
  • Thokozani Youth Choir
  • Classical ballet with the Zama Dance School
  • Guest Performance by 3 Tons of Fun

… And a rousing finale, of course.


Abalimi Bezekhaya (the Planters of the Home), in Khayelitsha: working to improve sustainable food production and environmental greening amongst the poor in Cape Town.

Ekhaya eKhasi Art and Education Centre  in Khayelitsha: women’s skills training; family literacy project; AIDS awareness, prevention and self-care community arts and crafts, etc.

The Darling Trust, which aims “to empower individuals to help themselves, mainly through participation in the sectors of education, skills development and health.”

Great Commission United in Heideveld: Youth development through soccer.

Greenpop – Tree planting, a community tree nursery, and schools rejuvenation projects.

Ilizwa Photo Club (photographic project)

Iziko lo Lowazi in Hout Bay: Empowering women through enterprise development and education; fine crafters of paper products and branded beading

Lavender in Lavender Hill: a greening and community development project in a gang-infested community. It aims “to populate Lavender Hill with lavender and by so doing create a social artwork and an urban farm.” 

Proudly Macassar Pottery – which produces musical instruments from clay, hits unemployment with the rhythm of the UDU drum, and stirs up hope in unlikely places. 

Mdzananda Animal Clinic – which offers primary health care for pets and other animals, as well as sterilisation drives and educational projects in Khayelitsha.

Nonceba Family Counselling Centre  for abused women and children – the only child rape crisis centre in Khayelitsha. It runs a safe house for up to 17 children, prepares and trains foster- and adoptive parents, and runs an afternoon care facility for school-going children.

Rock Girl – a grassroots public art and education campaign inspired by a group of girls from Manenberg who wanted a safe place to sit when gangsters came onto their school grounds – a safe and beautiful place. This ignited the imaginations and goodwill of talented designers around the country, who now create symbolic Safe Space benches which are placed in public venues around the city of Cape Town.

StreetSmart South Africa – Eat Out, Help Out! – Eating and donating in a restaurant that supports StreetSmart is a responsible way of helping street children; the programme raises funds for selected and approved organisations that work to help normalise the lives of vulnerable children in Cape Town and other centres.

T-Bag Designs  creates economic empowerment for people living in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay by creating beautiful, colourful trays, candle holders, coasters and other products from dried used tea bags.

Book now & diarise the date!

Book at Computicket

Tickets: R 275.00 per person – or R 150.00 per person for groups of 10 or more.

Uthando (Love) South Africa 3rd Benefit Event

City Hall, Cape Town

6 September, 2014

6:00 – 12:00 p.m.

And remember…

Please contact me, Martin Hatchuel (; 084 951 0574), if you need any help with getting your tourism messages out there.

Here: I’ve described my services in this handy 60 Second Biography.

Have a great tourism week!

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