16 November 2007
“The festival that builds brands and communities”
This year, the Namakwa Festival celebrating their 5th year of festivities in Springbok and surrounds will take place from 28 November – 02 December 2007.
The Namakwa Festival showcases indigenous cultures and the celebration of the creative spirit of the people of the Namakwa District. It is a festival that seeks to promote cultural equity within cultural diversity. Arts and culture are not luxuries but power tools for nation building, economic development and job creation that will ensure the success of the African Renaissance.
The festival involves a broad spectrum of events catering to cultural expression.
The celebratioin of beauty in the land of contrast and of the Nama Child with the annual Miss Namakwa Festival beauty pageant, the hosting of the SEDA/Dep Economic Affairs SMME Summit, a Jazz/Old School evening with a whole range of National Jazz Artists.
The annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony will be taking place on Friday with local and Provincial politici; Motorcycles shows; Kiddies World with entertainment; a Nama Cultural Village with traditional story telling and traditional Nama performances (Nama stap and Riel dance); A whole range of local and national artists on the Main Arena and Sports & Cocktail Bar on Springbok Sportsgrounds.
A mass Carnival with the South African Police Band and Drill squad; drummajorettes; veteran vehicles; motorcycles; etc through the main road of Springbok; Motorcycles performances; South African Police Drilling session; Tradional storytelling and Nama performances; Potjieskos competition; Kiddies World with edutainment; National Artists like JAE, VERD, Lungi, Warren Elliot; Da Ballies; and much more.
Sunday sees the celebration of the spiritual life of the people of Namakwa through a Worship and Praise service and end off the Namakwa Festival with the SMME Award Ceremony.
For further information contact: Earl Richards at 027 – 7128000