South African Cultural Observatory

Events Overview

 SACO Events

Capacity Building Workshop (Training) 4: M&E Frameork13 February 2017
SACO National Conference-24-25 May 2017
Capacity Building Workshop (Training) 1TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 1TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 2TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 3TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 4TBC
Capacity Building Workshop (Training) 2TBC
Capacity Building Workshop (Training) 3TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 5TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 6TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 7TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 8TBC
SACO Domain Workshop 9TBC

Capacity Building Workshop (Training) 4


South Africa Events





The House of Truth - 29
The Alliance Francaise Jozi - 28
Johannesburg International Mozart - 5


Cape Town Electronic Music - 12
Cape - 25
Cape Town Art - 19
Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural & 19
Dance Umbrella - 5 
Eastern Cape Music Awards 2017
Metro FM Music


Hobby - 5 
Soweto Wine - 5
US - 12 
Durban International Jazz
OmmiBerg 'Round the Paarl Rock'
The SA International Film Festival - - 11 
Festival of - 12 
Cape Argus Cycle  
Time of the Writer International Writers - 18 
Wakkerstroom Music Festival - 21 
Lambert's Bay Crayfish and Cultural Festival - 19 
Cape Town Carnival 
SA Eco Film Festival - 26 
CapeArgus Sports - 26 
Franschhoek ATKV 
Cape Town International Jazz - 1 


Klein Karoo Nasionale - 15 
Splashy Fen Music Festival - 16 
Ironmanwww.ironmansouthafrica.com14 - 30 
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts - 1 - 1 
SA Cheese - 30 
SAJE Jazz - 30 


Festival of Excellence in Dramatic - 27 
Franschhoek Literary - 21 
Greyton Genadendal Classics for All - 21 
MTN - 28 


Encounters SA International Documentary Film Festival 1 - 11 
Good Food & Wine Show - Cape Town - 4 
MIDEM (International) 5 - 8 
Hermanus FynArts - 18 
National Arts Festival 29 - 9 
Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival - 9 
Kirkwood Wildlife Festival - 2 


Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival - 8
Innibos Kunstefees - 8
Durban International Film Festival - 23
Turbine Art Fair - 16
Vrystaat Kunstefees - 22
Mediatech Africa - 21
Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival - 29
Good Food & Wine Show - Johannesburg - 30
International Marimba & Steelpan Festival - 30


Klein Karoo Klassique - 13
Gariep Arts Festival - 3
KZN Music Imbizo - 2


Open Book Cape Town Festival - 10
The Hilton Arts Festival - 17
Hermanus Whale Festival - 1


Good Food & Wine Show - Durban - 29




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Upcoming Events

SACO2017 – South African Cultural Observatory 2nd National Conference

Date:24 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Venue:The Forum Turbine Hall

Platteland Preview Arts Festival

Date:30 Jun 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
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