The SLAY Festival Made Women In Mzansi Slay All Day

If there is one thing that is truly taking over, it is women standing together to make it in business. SLAY Festival South Africa showed us how they are making things happen for women in South Africa.

Slay All Day!

The SLAY Festival is powered by She Leads Africa and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD. These are organisations that support the youth who want to make a different and have ambitions to become women in the business industry. A first in South Africa, the event is hoping to create big changes through the empowerment of women.

It is all about bringing women together to create a space where they can grow together and change the face of women businesses, empowerment and development.

This year brought keynote speaker, Bonang Matheba, a women proving that females are strong, intelligent and beautiful. Bonang took to the stage to discuss how women can claim their success while still staying true to the sisterhood.

"Keynote Speaker Bonang Matheba electrified a packed crowd as she shared her lessons on growing her brand and making money moves in 2020" - SLAY Festival

SLAY is hoping to grow in the country and create a platform and opportunity to pick the brain of women who are carving an inspiring an great path for generations to come.

The event collects upcoming entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and businesswomen from all over the African continent.

What SLAY Festival 2020 Had In Store For Us?

Women Empowerment

First and foremost, SLAY Festival creates a space for women from all walks of life to gather and be inspired. The first year of this amazing festival saw many beautiful African women come together to mingle, have fun, network, showcase and take home some inspiration to kick-start their own careers.

SLAY Festival brought some of the most influential women to the event, this includes big names such as  Africa Director at Global Citizen Chebet Chikumbu, doctor and mental health advocate Dr. Khanya Khanyile, Managing Director for TRACE Southern Africa Valentine Gaudin, chef and entrepreneur Mogau Seshoene, actress Ayanda Thebethe, author and personal finance coach Mapalo Makhu, Head of Marketing for Google South Africa Asha Patel, Swiitch Beauty CEO Rabia Ghoor and many more who keep the footprint visible.


Dark and Lovely proudly showcased their natural hair range while teaching women how to style their hair using the best products in Mzansi. Dark and Lovely spoiled some guests a full glam station where they were able to get brand new styles from the talented stylists.

The ladies were also able to explore a Dark and Lovely range that introduces nourishing natural hair moisturisers, hair food with nutrients, shampoos and so much more goodies to give those coils, waves and crowns some extra love.

The crowd was also able to partake in the social campaign where they could win a full range of hair products. This was quite a hit!

Fashion & Accessories

Entrepreneurs came out to showcase and sell some beautiful garments and accessories inspired by Africa and the beauty of women. The festival had various stalls with detailed African print garments, bags, accessories and so much more.

The ladies did not disappoint as they came out in masses, dressed to perfection. Women of all kinds - from creatives and fashionistas to influencers and businesswomen - came out to support this initiative.

Business & Informative Talks

SLAY Festival is a great platform to inspire upcoming entrepreneurs and creates a space where people can network and form long-term relationships to make something magical.

The festival opened up a panel discussions, networking sessions, masterclasses and mogul talk sessions. This also included the best shopping experience from local vendors who are taking retail and fashion to a whole different sphere.

We had a great time and encourage you to attend the next SLAY Festival.

Thanks To...

Sponsors for the event included some massive names, including Global Citizen, TRACE, Women Will, Glade and Dark and Lovely.

"SLAY Festival Johannesburg was proudly supported by the ​African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), alongside partners Glade, Dark and Lovely, TRACE and Women Will, a Grow with Google program​. The event was hosted at ​Fox Junction Event Venue​ and produced by ​She Leads Africa." - SLAY Festival


Capsule Fest Johannesburg 2019

What Is It?

Capsule Fest is a street culture festival that showcases urban street culture elements like never before. Artists, music lovers, influencers, creatives, consumers, sports enthusiasts and brands come together in an authentic celebration of South African & African Street Culture.

In its third year, the festival will deliver an immersive experience that includes exhibitions, sneaker cleaning, live music, talks, pop-up stores, gaming, a skate park, basketball tournament, barbers and a host of other exciting activities to keep you entertained throughout the day and the evening. The music line up is one not to be missed, check the line up out:

When Is It?

Saturday, 26 October 2019 at 12:00 - 00:00.

Where Is It?

Fox Junction, 1 Fox Street, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R200 per person for general access or R800 per person for VIP access. Get your tickets here.

For More Information?

For more information visit their website, or give them a follow on social media:

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Contact them on 0861 915 8000 or via email at [email protected]

FNB Business Women’s Breakfast

What Is It?

It's all about being limitless and pushing yourself to the maximum to make sure that your dreams become a reality. Find out how at the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast.

In association with Kaya FM, they will be sharing very valuable information, engaging in conversation and sharing a lovely breakfast to celebrate the women in the country.

Limited space so book your tickets early.

When Is It?

Thursday, 08 August 2019 at 08:00 - 12:00

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R360 per person, get your ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information, click Here.

The Autumn Garden Show

What Is It?

Personally, Autumn is my favourite season in the year. The leaves changing and the warm colours of nature... It's just beautiful! So the Autumn Garden Show from Herb Tours is right up my alley. Take a tour through the spiral labyrinth garden and participate in the talks and demos from industry specialists. You'll also have the opportunity to buy plants, crafts and gardening goodies on sale on the day. You can also stop for some of lunch, a botanical gin or a cup of tea in the enchanting and relaxed setting. This is not be missed for all those who fancy themselves to have green thumbs.

When Is It?

Friday, 5 April 2019 from 09:00

Where Is It?

The Herb Farm, 264 Summit Road, Blue Hills, Midrand, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R10 - R70 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information visit Webtickets

Women's Health Live! Festival Of Wellness

What Is It?

Gather your girlfriends and make you way to the Wanderers Club for a weekend of fitness, fun and plenty of fantastic excitement! Two days, three stages, 50 speakers, 28 brands, all at one place - Women's Health Live! Expect a whole weekend of wellness and inspiration with an amazing line-up of celebrities, cover-stars, influencers and the Women's Health experts who'll be sharing their incredible stories, expertise, advice and star power. And to add to the entertainment, don't forget to check out the incredible beauty pop-ups, food trucks, drinks, shopping, movement classes and much more.

When Is It?

Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 10:00 - 17:30 daily.

Where Is It?

The Wanderers Club, 01 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R175 - R250 per person (excluding booking fee) and can be bought at Quicket.

Tickets include:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit

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The Witwatersrand Orchid Society Spring Show

What Is It?

This September, stop and smell the orchids! There will be lots of plants on display at the Witwatersrand Orchid Society Spring Show, many of which with their ribbon awards proudly displayed. Photography is encouraged! Throughout the day, there will be demonstrations and talks from absolute novices to the members of the society. It is all about sharing knowledge about orchids. The WOS do encourage orchids owners and enthusiasts to join the society, and benefit from their monthly meetings.

When Is It?

Saturday, 21 September 2019 to Sunday, 22 September 2019. Times are as follows:

Where Is It?

The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R20 per adult and R5 per child. Pensioners gain FREE access on both days.

For More Information

For more information about the Witwatersrand Orchid Society, email [email protected], visit their website at or check them out on Facebook.