Cultural Festival embraces diversity, disability and sustainability

Author: JT Comms
Date: 25 May 2015

Featuring Black Coffee, Hotstix, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zubz, Pops Mohammed, Ntsiki Mazwai, Bianca le Grange and many more…

Join the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) in celebrating diversity at the iStart2Sing Festival at Constitution Hill on 31 May 2015 and “share the sun” with the R450 000 donation of solar lights to various charitable organisations.

Top artists, musicians and dancers will join iStart2 Ambassador Pops Mohamed in embracing the spirit of solidarity and highlighting diversity, disability and sustainability and showcasing a variety of art forms including music, dance and performance. The full day festival features musicians like Black Coffee, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zubz The Last Letta, Sheraaz, Hotstix Mabuse, Jonas Gwangwa, Bianca le Grange, Ntsiki Mazwai, 2J, Somerfaan, Zain Bhikha, TapTap, Dudu Majola, Luanga Choba, Bacchus Nel, Richard Marconi, Obakeng & Zuki, Bob90 & the Bino’s.

The event aims to create the awareness that artists with disabilities can function and perform with mainstream artists.

“If persons with disabilities do not form part of our diversity thinking, then our society will not succeed, “said Therina Wentzel: National Director NCPPDSA.

DJ sessions with DJ Noah, Cuebur, Speedsta, ICU Featuring Morgan the Beatboxer, Twins on Decks, The Pencil Boy, Bazy B, TMO (VOW FM), Franky will take place on the youth stage.

With the promise of entertainment for all, the Share the Sun Festival will be great day out for families

The iStart2 Share the Sun Festival is a collaboration between the NCPDSSA, iStart2Global, National Arts Council, Waka Waka Foundation and ISEEU. It takes place on 31 May 2015 at Constitution Hill from 10h00 to 20h00.

Tickets cost R100 per person and can be purchased from https://loveparty.nutickets.co.za/istart2festival

For Interview requests and access to high resolution pictures contact JT Communication Solutions on media@jtcomms.co.za or 011 788 7632


Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of iStart2Global




The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa is a non-governmental organisation with a footprint throughout South Africa. The vision of the council is to live in a society where people with physical disabilities are enabled to exercise their full rights as citizens and the incidence of physical disabilities is minimised. For more information visit: http://www.ncppdsa.org.za



iStart2 is a not-for-profit company partnering with government, business, multiple celebrities, the arts and the community as a whole. It has identified seven sustainability concepts (e.g. electricity, water, waste) to be addressed to create economic, environmental and social wellbeing.  By using the arts, iStart2 aims to involve the youth to communicate the message of leaving sustainable footprints in a language everyone can understand. For more information visit: www.istart2.com


Waka Waka Foundation

The WakaWaka Foundation is an internationally operating NGO combating energy poverty. The Foundation provides safe, sustainable and self-sufficient energy and light solutions to people living at the bottom of the pyramid.

These solar solutions are comprised of the WakaWaka Light, providing up to 80 hours of LED lighting, and the WakaWaka Power, the smartest and most efficient solar LED light and charger in the world. Using the WakaWaka products provides life-changing benefits for health, the environment, safety, education and financial stability.

The Foundation devises strategies to make solar solutions available to those who suffer from extreme poverty, live in remote regions or are victims of forced migration.  For more information visit: http://wakawakafoundation.org/



The I SEE YOU programme for employment and economic empowerment aims to change the attitudes towards and regarding persons with disabilities, no less by and among persons with disabilities themselves.

The programme aims to foster a new way of seeing disability as part of the diversity agenda of our country with Human Rights as the basis of our diverse equality. This view inclusive of persons with disability will bring to the fore the critical dialogue on human rights and economic empowerment.

It is absolutely necessary that we begin to influence and effect this change, through awareness and activism; to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the diversity agenda, and that this actually happens throughout civil society and especially in government and corporate South Africa.

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