Local musos headline spring fest with a difference
While ke Dezemba looms large above us as the festive season gets nearer and nearer, some social entrepreneurs have marked the perfect opportunity to mix the good times with creating employment.
Titled the Carletonville Spring Picnic Affair, the concert will be headlined by Cassper Nyovest alongside DJ Tira, Black Motion and Euphonik. The picnic is set to take place on October 27, at the Khutsong Stadium in Carletonville.
Ivy.P & Conglomerates, the company responsible for putting together the festival, said the festival also aimed to create jobs for the youth and small businesses of the area. “Carletonville Spring Picnic Affair (CSPA), is an annual picnic event where guest artists entertain attendees for the day. CSPA is also an opportunity to rebuild the local economy and to empower the youth of the Carletonville community,” says Gabonewe Phage- Owner of Ivy.P & Conglomerates.
To show their willingness to grow the local economy, the company will be giving ten young people between the ages of 18 and 30, with at least a matric certificate, from the areas Carletonville, Potchefstroom, Fochville, Randfontein, Krugersdorp and Westonaria, the opportunity to shadow experts working at the concert.
The respective career fields are as follows: security; stage and sound management; production management; photography and waste management. They will also be given a stipend, to cover their transportation and food costs for the day. Possibilities of an internship will then be explored on the candidate's own account.
To enter, candidates can email their matric certificate or relevant qualification and a 300-word motivation, explaining why they deserve this opportunity to [email protected] by 16:00, Thursday 18 October 2018.
Other entertainers on the line-up include Nadia Nakai, DJ Shimza, Bobsta (Metro FM), Mac G and more. Khanyi Mbau, will play host of the picnic.
Tickets for the Carletonville Spring Picnic Affair are now on sale.