What’s on in Gauteng: 7 to 13 December 2018

This week in Gauteng, you can attend an incredible book festival; see a play that goes wrong; watch an iconic musician perform; have a picnic while watching a movie with the family; and take a long walk for Madiba ...

Third Abantu Book Festival

Until 9 December

Come find the books you always wanted to read at the third Abantu Book Festival, returning to the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Mofolo, Soweto, from 6 to 9 December 2018.

Bookworms can look forward to four days of some of the best kasi food, film screenings, insightful panel discussions, and a programme packed with plenty of poetry and musical performances.

Entrance is free, but tickets to some of the events cost R20.

The Play That Goes Wrong

7 December 2018 until 6 January 2019

Come see The Play That Goes Wrong, stumbling to Montecasino (Pieter Toerien Main Theatre) in Fourways, Johannesburg, from 7 December 2018 until 6 January 2019.

This production of smart humour will leave audiences rolling on the floor with laughter as it tells the story of an accident-prone, amateur group attempting to put on a complicated 1920s murder-mystery play.

Tickets cost between R100 and R240 per person.

Thandiswa Mazwai at the South African State Theatre

7 December

Thandiswa Mazwai will be performing at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria, Tshwane, on 7 December 2018.

The award-winning singer and composer will captivate the audience with her powerful voice, performing favourite songs and all-time hits. Tickets cost between R200 and R400.

Family Outdoor Movie Night

8 December

Don't miss the Family Outdoor Movie Night at Emerald Resort & Casino in Vanderbijlpark, Sedibeng, on 8 December 2018.

You can also enjoy some delicious food and drinks from the stalls set up for the occasion, or pre-order a picnic basket by emailing yolandiv@emeraldcasino.co.za. Don’t forget to bring your camp chairs and picnic blankets to make the experience fun and comfortable. Tickets costs R80 per person.

Mandela Remembrance Walk & Run 2018

9 December

Take part in the Mandela Remembrance Walk & Run, taking place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Tshwane, on 9 December 2018 from 7am until 5pm.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to join in this event, where they can pay homage to Madiba's long walk to freedom by participating in a 5km walk, 10km run or 21km run.

Tickets costs between R50 and R150.