SAMRO & MES Celebrate their 50th & 25th Anniversaries with the Hillbrow Unplugged Concert


This year MES and SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organisation) decided to join forces in celebration of 25 and 50 years, respectively, of service in the city of Johannesburg. With this collaboration, SAMRO and MES will hosts a concert to new and current donors.

The concert will carry the theme of Beyond the music for the birthday celebrations. The evening will start off at SAMRO’s head offices with refreshments, appetizers and a short welcoming speech. From here guests will be transported in busses to the Hillbrow Theatre. The tour to the theatre will be via different key spots in Hillbrow. On the busses tour guides will explain the key historic points in Hillbrow.

Guests will enjoy dinner in the heart of Hillbrow. After dinner guests will enjoy performances by Tidal Waves, Louise Carver and the African Jazz Pioneers. Throughout the evening hosts Coenie De Villiers, Lizz Meiring and Sans Moonsamy will entertain the guests.


Aim of the evening:

For MES –To celebrate with SAMRO the years of service to the community

Move into a new donor market. Create awareness and ultimately to establish new partnerships and recruit new donors.

For SAMRO: Celebrating 50 years of service, creating an ongoing partnership with MES.

More about MES

MES is a registered social development organisation that has been serving the homeless and destitute community in the city of Johannesburg for over 25 years. Our vision is “To change the heart of the city!” by empowering the homeless and destitute within our country’s inner-cities. MES recently expanded its services to the community on a national level by instituting branches in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as a satellite office in Kempton Park.

MES is very proud to have received a Platinum Award at the Impumelelo Innovations Awards in May 2008 for making an impact on poverty. MES was also awarded the Halala Award for “Caring for Johannesburg” and a runner-up for the Mail & Guardian Award in the category “Initiators of Change” in 2009.