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Immerse yourself in African spirit at the upcoming South African Festival

This November, the South African community of Adelaide is celebrating their ethnicity through all forms of recreation from food to festivities.

This Spring, South African community of Adelaide is uniting to celebrate their ethnicity at the Brighton Rugby club , in preparation for the T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries, and Australians jump at every chance to demonstrate that diversity. Two South African business owners, Rihann of Ellis Butchers and Sean of Henk’s Kitchen and Golden Grove Butchers approached Turn of Events Australia to organise a festival in the dry age process for years (get it)?

Image: Ellis Butchers

SAFFA (South African Festival for Australia) aims to unite South Africans in Australia and Australians alike through the showcase of South African businesses catering for the event and providing entertainment such as Afrikaans sokkie dance, translating to ‘sock-hop’, a partnered dance done in socks or bare feet. Brave New World Wine will be supplying alcohol and Fresh Coffee of Belle-air will be supplying coffee and soft drinks.

Ellis Butchers and Henk’s Kitchen will have local delicacies for sale, like Biltong, various jerky and boerewors, a type of sausage. More details will become available as the festival is updating its social media with each new business aiding in the festival.

Image: Spicy Beef biltong, Ellis Butchers

The Brighton Rugby Union Football club will also be lending their hand in more ways than hosting. If you need an alcohol fix, the main bar will be open all day, housing South African beers and wines, as well as popular beers on tap.

The festival will also be advertising for the T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup in October and campaigning for South Africa.

Turn of Events company organiser Jaime says they are expected to sell around 1000 tickets, which would cover the entire rugby ground. Tickets start from $10 for children under 16, children under 9 are granted free entry and $20 for everyone else. Be sure to bring your furry friends as well, the festival is pet friendly!

The festival will be held from 10am-10pm on November 5th at Brighton Rugby Union Football Club.

You can stay up to date with SAFFA here.

You can book your tickets here.

Address: 410 Brighton Road, Brighton SA 5048

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