info@concertssa.co.za   Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Concerts SA Funders & Partners


The music community of South Africa owes the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Norwegian Embassy gratitude for their generous contribution to the Concerts SA programme. 

In the first decade of the Concerts SA project the  contributed core funding to ensure the growth of the project and for the project to achieve what it has.

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) hosted Concerts SA from 2012 to 2022, providing support for administrative and operational costs over the years. 

SAMRO has agreed to continue supporting Concerts SA for the 2024 and 2025 years.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the National Arts Council of South Africa supported Concerts SA’s Digital Mobility Fund (November 2021), ensuring that numerous artists could continue creating during the extended lockdowns.

Partner Venues & Promoters - Gauteng

Bounce Entertainment

Promoter Sol Shibambu has many decades experience creating live music events in the region of Pretoria North and the broader Gauteng Province. 

He can be contacted at solshibambu@gmail.com

U The Space

Promoter Sibusile Xaba creates interesting and often esoteric music events that draw on indigenous South African music and a variety of other local music forms. 

He can be contacted at memusiq@gmail.com 

Niki’s Oasis and Jazz Bar

A longstanding and sustained venue, Niki’s is located across the road from the Market Theatre in Newtown in Johannesburg. The venue is run by Mam Siminikiwe Sondlo, a loved local figure in the music scene. 

Simnikiwe can be contacted at sondlosimnikiwe@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/NikisJazz

chieza di PAZZO LUPi

A multifunctional space in Melville Johannesburg, chieza offers space either outside or inside for live music. The venue is run by Nicky Rofail.

chiesa can be contacted at space@chiesadipazzolupi.co.za | https://www.facebook.com/chiesadiPAZZOLUPi/

Constitution Hill

Home to the constitutional courts ConHill has a variety of spaces to perform at. On their extensive campus they host Flame Studios, and IKS Cultural Consulting, amongst numerous other arts organisations.

They can be contacted at info@conhill.org.za | https://www.constitutionhill.org.za/


Partner Venues & Promoters - KwaZulu Natal


Promoter Marlyn Ntsele has developed a strong network of spaces around the KZN province. She is well respected for her professionalism and hard work ethic. 

Marlyn can be contacted at marlyn@isupportdoyou.com | https://www.facebook.com/isupportdoyou

N’den Music

Singer and promoter Thulile Zama helps other musicians put on shows at a number of venues in and around Durban. 

She can be contacted at thulilezama@gmail.com

Partner Venues & Promoters - Western Cape

A Touch of Madness

Smart ‘domestic’ artist-friendly setting with garden for restaurant/bar serving burgers and other favourite dishes. Full of cultural events and great food. 

Speak to Pooven Murugen at pooven@atouchofmadness.co.za


Jazz in the Native Yards

Koko Nkalashe is a veteran of the Western Cape music scene. Working with venues like Guga Sthebe and Kwasec he can help you navigate the music world in the province. 

Koko can be contacted at koko@jazzinthenativeyards.co.za 


Real Wired Music

Real Wired Music is currently managing the live entertainment for the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront, the Alphen Boutique Hotel, Pigalle… Their forte is Jazz, Latin, Classical, Folk , Pop, Rock, and Blues, as well as Function/Dance bands specially tailored for clients.

Contact Gavin Minter at realmint@iafrica.com 

The Alma Cafe

The Alma Café is a homely little place where good food, good music and good people reign supreme. Wednesday nights are a walk in, no cover charge Burger ‘n Beer evening with 2 or 3 bands playing. Sunday nights are a more formal affair with bookings.

Contact Jonathan Tait at jono@almacafe.co.za | https://www.almacafe.co.za/

The Commons (Muizenburg)

The Commons is an establishment shaped by ideals grounded in the cultural beliefs and practices of community building. Our vision is to build an inclusive space, one that welcomes both the cultural and social diversity that constitutes the fabric of the South Africa.

Contact Candice Horn at thecommons.muizenberg@gmail.com | https://thecommons.co.za/

The Daisy Jones (Stellenbosch)

The Daisy Jones is fast becoming one of the top performing venues in the Western Cape and has a professional in-house sound system and lighting rig sufficient for up to 200+ people including full backline, an in-house engineer and optional lighting engineer.

Contact Marcus Oosthuizen at info@omgrecording.com | https://www.thedaisyjones.co.za/

Festival Network (Copenza)

While Concerts SA does not support festivals, the following people are leaders of music festivals in South Africa:

Awesome Festivals and WOMAD

Dan Chiorboli  – dan@awesomefestivals.com

Big Concerts

Attie Van Wyk – attie@bigconcerts.co.za | Justin Van Wyk – Justin@bigconcerts.co.za


Breakout Events

Damon Forbes – damon@breakout.co.za


Drakensberg Promotions

Leonard Sithole and Sam Mhangwani – drakensbergpromotions1@gmail.com


ESP Afrika

Billy Domingo – Billy@espafrika.com

Glen 21 Entertainment

Glen Netshipise – glen@glen21.com

Mahambehlala Communications

Tembi Mahambehlala – tembi@mahambehlalacomms.co.za

Matchbox Live Entertainment

Theresho Selesho – theresho@matchboxlive.co.za

Native Rhythms

Velile Sithole – velile@nativerhythms.co.za

QA Venue Solutions

Sharif Baker – sharif.baker@gmail.com


Showtime Management

Tony Feldman – tony@showtime.co.za

Afro Centric Agency

Dr Sipho Sithole – sipho@iafrica.com

Southern African Arts Exchange

Southern African Arts Exchange

Roshnie Moonsammy – info@artsexchange.co.za


Peter Tladi – peter@tmusicman.co.za | Sipho Dlamini – sipho@tmusicman.co.za