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The Kiffness explains why he's taking part in the ‘revitalising’ concert

The Kiffness. Picture: Instagram

The Kiffness. Picture: Instagram

Published Mar 5, 2020


The Kiffness has come forward to clear the air regarding his participation in the free concert - which is set to take place on Thursday - at Greenmarket Square following the removal of the refugees. 

Taking to his Facebook page on Wednesday, the "You Say You Love Me" hitmaker shared a lengthy post explaining that following the announcement of his participation in the 'revitalising' free concert, that he received many inquiries as to why he's participating. 

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He also mentioned that he wasn't "very clued up" about the refugee situation and spoke to the journalist that wrote the story, the Western Cape premier Alan Winde and Reverend Alan Storey to gain more insight into the matter. 

The "Sugarman" hitmaker further explained that the concert is meant to help the traders and business owners around Greenmarket square who have "suffered massively in the face of the refugees squatting in that area". 

And he hopes that the concert can help them bounce back and bring tourism back into the area. 

He ended his post by saying that he will give 15 percent of his performance fee to a suitable charity. 

The City of Cape Town, in collaboration with the CCID & Greenmarket Square businesses, will host a free concert from 5pm to 10pm on March 5 on Greenmarket Square. 

The free concert will feature live performances by Jonathan Rubain with Don Vino and Candice Thornton as well as The Kiffness featuring Matthew Gold.

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It will also include a mass Salsa class on the Square.

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