Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 10:00pm
Matlombe LoungeNo1 Central place building 30 Rahima Moosa and Henry Nxumalo street
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eBukhosini Solutions in collaboration with Matlombe Lounge

An Afrikan Family Event & Fundraiser

Theme: “The Afrikan Seasons”

Saturday 16 December 2017, 12.00
@Matlombe Lounge
No 1 Central Place Building
(Mary Fitzgerald Square, opposite Museum Africa)
Newtown, Johannesburg
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Program: Poetry, indigenous games, reflections, music, children’s corner and raffles.
Food, books and merchandise on sale.
Bring the whole family!

Entrance: R50
Children under 15: R25 / Children under 5: Free

Information: 074 690 4012 /

Note: This event is a pre-event and fundraiser for the KWANZAA First Fruits Festival – which starts with an Opening Ceremony at Constitution Hill on 26 December, 12.00, and continues with events in Tshwane, Katoras, Jo’burg and Tembisa until 1st January. This year’s theme is “Preparing For Afrika’s Future Today”. Event-updates will be posted on



KWANZAA is an Afrikan celebration based on the various “First Fruits Festivals” observed around the Afrikan continent since ancient times, known by different names (ex. “Umkhosi” among amaZulu, “Incwala” among amaSwati, “Odwira” among the Ashanti, “Eje” among the Yoruba, etc).

KWANZAA is a Pan-Afrikan celebration for the unification of all Afrikan/Black people – regardless of faith, nationality, ideology, language and birthplace.

KWANZAA is observed 26 December to 1 January and its’ foundation is expressed through seven principles, the “Nguzo Saba” (faith, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith).

Ebukhosini Solutions ( has coordinated Kwanzaa celebrations in South Afrika since 2002. Drawing from the regional traditional celebrations (known as Umkhosi, Incwala, Digafela, Loma, Thevuola, Ingcubhe, Go-loma Thotse etc), this holiday brings together the Afrikan/Black family to give thanks for achievements made and to prepare for future victories.
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 10:00pm
Ebukhosini Solutions444 Marshall Street, Belgravia
Johannesburg, 2094
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eBukhosini Solutions presents:
“Submitting & Providing”

On the 5th day of KWANZAA, we observe the Principle of NIA [purpose]. As Afrikan Women and Men we are supposed to empower each other and work to strengthen our continent. Yet, we struggle with relationships. We struggle to find them, keep them and maintain them. As a result, we become a weaker community.

In this dialogue we want to particularly zone in on notions around “The Submissive Sister” vs “The Providing Brother”. Does Afrikan culture expect Sisters to be submissive? If so, what does that mean, and can we question it? Is the Afrikan man’s role to be a provider? What when unemployment restricts him from this? Are gender roles clarifying or disempowering us?

Welcome to a solution-oriented dialogue on Afrikan Relationships.
This event is solely for members of the Afrikan/Black family.

EVERYBODY is expected to bring food for the Common Table.

Date: Saturday 30 December
Time: 12:00 (noon)
Theme: Afrikan Relationships
Bring: Home-made dishes of food, fruits, snacks and drinks for the Common Table
Venue: eBukhosini Solutions
Address: 444 Marshall Street (corner Boom Street)
Location: Belgravia/Jeppestown. 15 min. Walk from Maboneng. See further directions below.
Info: 074 690 4012 / info[at]

KWANZAA is a synthesis of traditional harvest ceremonies celebrated around the Afrikan continent since ancient times (ex. Umkhosi and Dikgafela in SA, Incwalain Swaziland, Ikore and Onwosato in Nigeria, Kunkun and Fao in Ghana, Nguon in Cameroon etc) – it is the time we give thanks for our achievements as Afrikan people, and prepare for victories to come. KWANZAA is a Pan-Afrikan Celebration of the Black Family.

The theme for KWANZAA 2017 is “Preparing for Afrika’s Future Today”. This year is the 16th time eBukhosini coordinates Kwanzaa Celebrations in Johannesburg, South Afrika, starting off with an Opening Ceremony at Constitution Hill on 26th December (see event page here:

Between 27 and 31 December, there will be Kwanzaa-events in Tshwane, Tembisa, Johannesburg CBD and Vosloorus.

All event-updates will be posted on



Address: 444 Marshall Street (corner Boom Street).

Location: Belgravia, downtown Johannesburg, close to Jeppestown, Malvern and Kensington, 15 min walk from Maboneng

To get there (by car): From Gandhi Square, follow Main Street past Maboneng Precinct and Jeppestown train station. Turn right on Boom Str. We are next to the Dominican Catholic School entrance. Parking for cars on Boom Street.

Public transport: Take taxi from corner Troye / Commissioner to Malvern/Kensington (the ones that follow Jules Street!). Get off at Long Street. Walk left into Long Street, turn right into Marshall. See 444 Marshall by corner Boom Street.