Johannesburg Pride returns to Sandton for the 33rd annual Pride march for LGBTIQ+ rights in South Africa on October 29, after a two-year hiatus.
- The COVID-19 epidemic caused Pride to be placed on hold.
- Back in Sandton, Pride promises a colourful, entertainment filled day, celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community.
- Gates will open for the Pride of Africa celebrations at 10am and close at 10pm.
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With the backing of well-known corporations in the commercial district like Sandton City Mall, Mercedes-Benz, Pride Insure, Coca-Cola South Africa, eMedia, and Flight Centre, the streets of Sandton will be painted in rainbow colours on October 29.
At the heart of the event, the Pride Village will provide a secure area with access to a variety of food and beverage vendors and a street market. At 2pm, the Johannesburg Pride March will begin at Pride Village, with participants being led through Sandton’s streets, down 5th Street, into Maude Street and then into Rivonia Road, returning to the Pride Village, which will take up a section of Rivonia Road outside the Sandton City Protea Court.
MsParty, DJ Skye, Atlanta, King B, DJ Imme, and Tamara Dey are just a few of the performers who will liven up the Johannesburg Pride stage.
A medical doctor will be on call throughout the festival for attendees’ safety, as well as South African Police Service (SAPS), Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD), and private security to protect festival-goers.
Entry is free and no food or cooler boxes will be permitted. For more information, visit the official Pride website.
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