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30/07/2015: Newtown Junction: where arts, culture and entrepreneurship meet this August
30 July 2015
Over the last year Newtown has seen the realisation of Newtown Junction, a mall that offers a superior shopping experience, diversity in dining opportunities and a space that lends itself to celebrating South Africa’s artistic and cultural diversity. August is Women’s Month and Newtown Junction is setting the tone, hosting a month full of inspiring events and showcases.

Kick-starting Women’s Month on 1 August at 11:00 is the Gold Reef Rhythmic Gymnastics Club with its African debut performance of the Save our Rhinos dance. This work premiered to much acclaim at the 26th International Gymnaestrada held in Helsinki, Finland last month. The 16 gymnasts of the Gold Reef Rhythmic Gymnastics Club are joined in this performance by five Pantsula dancers and a trio of acrobatic gymnasts. This is gymnastics with a message – the dance highlights the horrors of rhino poaching.

Shoppers at Newtown Junction will also be treated to a live performance from Khala- Black a special treat for Women’s Month. Their music embraces the heart and soul of an African Women.

The countdown to the Moretele Park Tribute Concert has started. This year’s annual event, to be held in the city of Tshwane on 29 August 2015, celebrates South Africa’s coming of age, while protesting against the xenophobic violence experienced earlier this year. Under the theme ‘We Are Africa’, the concert promises a star-studded line-up. In the build-up to this event Newtown Junction, supported by the Gauteng Department of Arts, Sports, Culture and Recreation, will host artists from the Puisano Jazz Programme in performance on the 7th, 14th and 21st August from 13h00 to 14h00.

In August Newtown Junction will host a first in a series of Entrepreneur Connect meet-ups in partnership with Centre for Entrepreneurship, Wits Business School, Africans for Africa and Africa the Good News and for a series of workshop events for entrepreneurs

“Given its location and history, Newtown Junction is more than just a shopping mall, it’s a cultural space and we invite art and culture institutions, as well as members of the arts, crafts and cultural fraternity to come and engage with us and create a space that celebrates South Africa’s diversity, talent and culture,” says Michael Clampett, asset manager at Attacq Limited.

To create an event, collaborate and share ideas for future projects please contact Mercy Freemantle ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Dees Harilal ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

For media queries, media accreditation, interview requests and to access high resolution pictures etc please contact JT Comms on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 011 788 7631/2 or speak to Sinethemba Dywili.

Issued by JT Communication Solutions on behalf Newtown Junction – www.newtownjunction.com

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Last Updated on 30 July 2015