City of Joburg’s annual Mandela Day celebrations kick off at Roodepoort Theatre

By ^GZ – The City held a Family Fun Day at the Roodepoort Theatre to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela and his legacy of giving with the community of Region C on 15 July.


It was a windy day but that did not stop any of the activities that were lined up for the day. The general manager of the theatre said the celebrations were held on 15 July because it was a weekend and that allowed for more community members to come out in their numbers – and so they did.


The venue was packed with youngsters who came with their family and parents. They were spoiled with treats that included boerewors rolls, ice-cream, sweets and snacks as well as drinks for the day.

The children enjoyed themselves playing on the jumping castles and jungle gyms. The children had fun transforming their faces into butterflies, lady bugs as well as cute cats and dogs at the face painting station.

The adults were kept entertained by Kofifi FM who kept everyone up on their feet dancing to the music during their live broadcast on the day.


With all the jam packed activities lined up for the day, the stars of the day were the JMPD Brass Band that had an elaborate march around the facility and played live instruments beautifully for the crowd.

Local entrepreneurs were given a space at the facility to have stalls and exhibit their handmade creations at the fun day. Community members could support them and purchase their items.

Visitors also received a tour of the theatre, the restaurant as well as the museum on the premises; showing the various areas the theatre has.


From the interview Kofifi FM had with the Roodepoort Theatre general manager it became clear that the theatre has a reputation of being one of the quieter city theatres in comparison to Joburg Theatre and Soweto theatre, however the Mandela Day event this year set the tone for more things to come out of Roodepoort Theatre in the future.

For more information on what’s happening at the Roodepoort Theatre go to their website



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