It will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Hilton College from 13 - 15 September 2013, with Jongosi taking place over two days Thursday 12 September for Primary Schools and Friday 13 September for High Schools.
This is the fourth year in which the Witness Hilton Arts Festival has hosted a special schools festival. This year's festival starts with two full days's programme of age-specific arts-events aimed at schools. Approximately 1500 learners will experience the thrill of the performing arts daily over the two day programme. It is a celebration of all that is young, new and vibrant and has been dubbed "Jongosi" - Johnny Clegg's word from the Afrikaans meaning "jong os" which has become absorbed into isiZulu parlance. Jongosi is designed to educate, entertain and allow learners to expand their world-view. Now in its fourth year, Jongosi has been a phenomenal success so it is being further developed for this year.
"Children will be fully occupied in a day filled with performance, wonder and inspiration. They will have the opportunity to experience a festival atmosphere as well as watching several performances. Some refreshment outlets will be open. Alternatively, children may bring their own packed lunch," explains festival director Sue Clarence.
Detailed information can be found on or phone 033 383 0126 /7. Individuals or schools wishing to book or who require more information should contact Sheryl or Doreen on 033 383 0126/0127 or email . For those schools unable to attend on Jongosi day, school packages will be available over the festival weekend. However, programming may not allow the package to be identical.
The festival would not be possible without: The Witness, KZN Dept of Arts & Culture, Grindrod Bank, SPAR, TOPS, Black Coffee, Budget, SAB and Star Hire.