Soweto Kota Festival

Some call it kota, some call it spatlho and others call it skhambane, but whatever you know it as, this proudly South African township meal is getting its own festival. The Soweto Theatre in Soweto, Johannesburg, will be hosting the first-ever Soweto Kota Festival on 16 and 17 September 2017.

The dish is made up of a quarter loaf of bread, potato chips and various other ingredients, such as polony, cheese or Russian sausages, and is so popular that it deserves to be celebrated. Like mince or mash in your kota? You'll be sure to find them on offer over the two days of the festival.

You can also look forward to DJs and live performers, wine tastings and a beer garden. An entertainment section with games, a jumping castle and face painting will be in place for the little ones.

Festivities start at 11am on Saturday and midday on Sunday.

Online tickets cost R50 for adults (R70 at the gate), R250 for VIPs, and children under 12 enter for R20 (R30 at the gate).