African Renaissance Conference  24- 26 May 2018






Some of you are aware that we have worked collectively as the KZN Growth Coalition, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and the African Renaissance, to bring the President of RSA to address the business community and civic leaders in KwaZulu-Natal on the government’s strategy to implement inclusive social economic transformation.  As a collective, we have also worked closely with the KZN Premier, Mr Willies Mchunu, as well as the ANC interim structure as led by Mr Sihle Zikalala and Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu.

We were advised that indeed President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted our invitation to address the opening session of the upcoming African Renaissance Conference on 24 May 2018 at 09h00 at the ICC Durban. 



African Renaissance Banquet


Friday 25 May


One of South Africa’s most prestigious events expected to be attended by prominent dignitaries,participants and stakeholders from across the African Continent and around the globe. Tickets are available for purchase.


Sat 26 May


Pre-Concert VIP Cocktail function (by invitation only)

The African Renaissance Concert is preceded by a VIP cocktail

reception at 17h30, by invitation.


African Renaissance Concert

The African Renaissance Concert: A vibrant mix of artists


The African Renaissance Concert on the 26th of May at the Durban ICC Arena at 6.30 pm will pay tribute to the Festival’s twenty-year legacy with performances by a vibrant mix of artists. The one-and-a-half-hour production has been designed to showcase an eclectic array of Mzanzi sounds, with a proudly local twist.

Performing on stage will be musical legend Vusi Mahlasela, hit maker Dj Maphorisa, gqom diva Tipcee, urban music princess Moonchild, maskandi duo Qadasi and Maqhinga, the RudeBoyz, the glorious voices of the Durban Gospel Choir and the Glenwood Junior Primary School choir.

The performance will feature exciting new musical collaborations that will take the audience on a musical journey. The artists pay homage to icons from our musical and historical past and will end with everyone up and dancing.

  Vusi Mahlasela, often dubbed as “The voice” of South Africa, will perform some of his hits such as “When You come back” and “Weeping” backed by a live band and the choir.

Durban gqom originators the RudeBoyz and the Durban Gospel Choir will perform their brand-new collaboration “Lalela Abazali”. Scheduled for official release on June 16th, this is a call to the youth to make South Africa a better country for all.

 Maskandi Qadasi and Maqhinga will perform their original song “Uhambo Olusha” (A new Journey) as well as Margaret Singana’s iconic “We are Growing”.

  Dl Maphorisa will perform his viral hit, “Nayi Le Walk. He will also perform in a specially created collaboration with Moonchild Sanelly and the Durban Gospel Choir on "Midnight Starring”.

 Karen Van Pletsen, the Durban Gospel Choir and the Glenwood Junior Primary School choir will perform their tribute to "Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika”, “God Bless Africa.

  In honour of the African Renaissance’s Festival 20th year anniversary, tickets are only R50 and are available from Computicket.