President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ban social gatherings of more than 100 people to curb the spread of Covid-19, many of SA’s major events have been cancelled or postponed. 

“Gatherings of more than 100 people will be prohibited. Mass celebrations of upcoming national days, such as Human Rights Day, and other large government events will be cancelled.

Event List:

MTN Bushfire Festival- The Eswatini MTN Bushfire Festival, which was due to take place from May 29 to 31, has been cancelled.

Afrika Burn has also been cancelled- The event organisers issued a statement expressing their “heartbreak” at the cancellation. The festival was set to take place from 27 April to 3 May. Organizers said no refunds will be issued at this time.

Human Rights Festival-Constitution Hill cancelled the annual Human Rights Festival in JHB.

Two Oceans Marathon- All Two Oceans Marathon events have been cancelled. The 51st running of the event was due to take place from April 8, with the main event on April 11.

Canoeing South Africa- has officially postponed all events on the national calendar until 14 April 2020 in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival was postponed, it was due to take place 27-28 March.

Jewish Literary Festival cancelled.

Volkswagen SA- has postponed the third instalment of VIVOnation (April 4-5 2020) music and lifestyle festival, due to health concerns about the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Heineken F1 Joburg Festival- due to take place on March 29 has been postponed to protect the safety of all fans and participants attending the event.