The annual CoSACSA (College, Sport, Arts & Culture South Africa) TVET Cultural Festival – formerly known as CASAC TVET Cultural Festival will once more be hosted at the PE Opera House with Debate and Public Speaking and Visual Arts events taking place at the Athenaeum over the three day period which will be packed full of entertainment and friendly inter college competition. The 2018 edition of the CoSACSA Festival shall for the first time bring together the Arts & Culture and Choral Music in the same week.
The eight Eastern Cape Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Colleges which will be competing against each other in the various genres are:
- Buffalo City TVET College, East London
- Eastern Cape Midlands TVET College, Uitenhage, Graaff-Reinet and Grahamstown
- Ikhala TVET College, Aliwal North, Sterkspruit, Ezibeleni and Queenstown
- Ingwe TVET College, Maluti, Mount Frere, Ngqungqushe, Siteto and Mt Fletcher
- King Hintsa TVET College, Teko, Willowvale, Centane and Dutywa
- King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College, Mthatha, Zimbane, Libode and Ngcobo
- Lovedale TVET College, Alice and King Williams Town
- Port Elizabeth TVET College, Port Elizabeth
The CoSACSA Cultural festival boasts genres that incorporate and celebrate the uniqueness of the Eastern Cape. This year’s genres are Drama, Dance, Poetry, Traditional Beauty Pageant, Debate, Public Speaking, Comedy and introducing the two new genres: Dramatized Poetry and Visual Arts.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Celebrating the values of Nelson Mandela”
An expected number of close to a thousand students, sixty lecturers and family members will descend in the Nelson Mandela Bay, spending hundreds of thousands of rand in accommodation, food, beverages, transport, and a whole lot more. CoSACSA and all TVET Colleges are contributors in the economy and tourism of the Nelson Mandela Bay.
CoSACSA has partnered with Port Elizabeth Opera House to produce their annual festival. These two partners have agreed on a three year partnership which should see the festival grow and become a notable feature in the annual cultural calendar of the Eastern Cape.
The festival takes place from 25 to 28 June 2018 at the PE Opera House and Athenaeum from 09:00 to 22:00 Daily. Free Admission and no booking required.