Gauteng Opera celebrates Heritage Month

Flying Cows of Jozi and Gauteng Opera will host a spring walk in the streets of Johannesburg CBD on September 29.

They will present Sing the City! students raising funds for students, talk about youth empowerment.

The event will be held to celebrate Joburg’s heritage of youthful activism and raise funds in support of the students of the Gauteng Opera Academy.

It will start at 10am at 1Fox with coffee and a welcome talk.

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From there, walkers will venture into town to experience the diverse sights, sounds and special encounters that spell Jozi and visit the historic core of the Johannesburg city centre.

Walkers will be reminded of the activists of SAs turbulent past when Mahatma Gandhi, in the early 1900s, and Nelson Mandela, in the 1950s, left their activist footprints.

Walkers will encounter a vibrant variety of street vendors, little shops trading shoes and spices and entrepreneurs bringing new ventures to town.

Some of the shops have been around for almost 100 years, their survival through all inner-city developments making them activists in their own right.

At about 12.30pm the walk will conclude at the Market Shed @1Fox where Gauteng Opera will treat walkers and other visitors to a joyful concert and lunch which can be bought from the wide selection of vendors at the Market Shed.

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The walk will be guided by Flying Cows of Jozi founder and inner-city resident Josine Overdevest accompanied by Flying Cows of Jozi employees, all University of Johannesburg students at the Faculty of Education who work with the company on digital education projects.

With the walk, the Flying Cows of Jozi students will raise funds to support the Gauteng Opera students to continue their studies with the Gauteng Opera Academy.

Tickets for the walk are R250 and all proceeds will be donated to Gauteng Opera.

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