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The Kasi Fun Fair is on until Sunday. There are rides, food, beverages and plenty of activity, and the four-day bash ends with a concert.
LOADS of fun activities are lined up to keep the whole family entertained at the Kasi Fun Fair, taking place at Dorothy Nyembe Park in Dobsonville until 3 April.


Dancers dazzle the crowdDancers dazzle the crowdThe Kasi Fun Fair is the first of its kind for the township. It caters for every member of the family. Young visitors from the ages of three to 12 will enjoy the rides, such an aeroplane swing carousel, a swing carousel, a scaled-down toy carousel and a mini ferris wheel.

There are also breath-taking rides for the adults, especially the parachute rocket ride, which lifts you up slowly and drops you down quickly.

While the children are having fun with the rides, parents can relax in the large beverage garden. There are also food stalls offering a wide range of eats.

“These things always take place at the privileged places where our people always have to spend a lot of money in order to reach those. So this year I have decided to bring this here right on their doorstep,” says Nomsa Mbali Sibeko, the organiser.

“We’re thrilled to be the first to bring the funfair to the conveniently situated Dorothy Nyembe Park, and hope that the public response will have us repeating this colourful event on an annual basis.”

The funfair is a friendly, safe and professional place where one can relax and have fun as the security is very tight. In addition, schoolchildren from grades 11 and 12 can get work experience while earning a bit of pocket money. They are working as ushers and park attendants.

Four bursaries valued at over R50 000 are up for grabs for those who want to be nurses, bookkeepers, IT technicians and policeman. They will be chosen by their schools, which the organisers randomly identified to work together with.


There is fun even for the adrenalin junkyThere is fun for the adrenalin junkyMandisa Natalia Baloi, an 18-year-old who wants to pursue a career in marketing next year, is a matric student from Tladi who is working at the event. “The experience will help me in future especially in my marketing career because I will be able to work with other people.”

Families are encouraged to come along with either their swimming costumes or a change of clothes as the fair has a lot of water slides. They can also bring blankets for the picnic spots.

The Kasi Fun Fair will end on a musical note on Sunday, 3 April. While all the fun of the fair will be going on as usual, there will be a concert on the other side of the park. The likes of Black Coffee, Zakes Bantwini, Professor, Teargas, Pro Kid, Khuli Chana, DJ Zinhle, DJ Euphonic, DJ KG, DJ Tokzen and DJ Toyoter will be on the ones and twos.

No drink or food may be brought to the venue as there will be bars and numerous hot food vendors.

The entrance fee covers every ride at the funfair. Tickets are R60 for children from five to 10 while entrance for the under-fives is free. From the age of 11 upwards, tickets are R100 each.

For the concert, regular tickets are R100 and R150 for golden circle tickets.

There are no tickets on sale at the gate; but they can be bought at Spar stores; at Afronubian in Jabulani Mall, Soweto; at Tip Top Shisa Nyama in Killarney, at Best Entertainment video shop in the Dobsonville Mall, Soweto; and at Umageza Holding in Maponya Mall, also in Soweto.

Gates are open from 8am to 8pm daily; Sunday’s concert runs from 2pm to 10pm. For ticket inquiries visit eqtickets or call 087 980 3000.

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