All set for Joburg Shopping Festival 2015

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The second edition of the Joburg Shopping Festival (JSF) kicks off on 24th September and run up to the 3rd October 2015.  If you love fashion, then you definitely love shopping.  There is no better way to shop than at a one-stop shopping extravaganza with great discounts. The 10-day shopping extravaganza attracts fashionistas, designers, wholesalers and those in search for great deals from allover South Africa and the entire continent. All the action will take place in Gauteng’s leading shopping centers; Sandton City, Oriental Plaza, Rosebank Mall and Eastgate Shopping Centre.

A scene from last year's festival
A scene from last year’s festival

People planning to travel to South Africa for the continent’s signature shopping event have been catered for since the organisers have partnered with airlines, hotels and travel agencies to make travel to and around Joburg smooth.

South Africa Tourism has also partnered with JSF as another way of attracting visitors to

Evelyn Mahlaba
Evelyn Mahlaba

South Africa. Evelyn Mahlaba, the Regional Director for Africa at South Africa Tourism said in a recent interview with fashion256.com, that lifestyle is one way getting people to visit South Africa. “To make a destination more attractive, you need to promote what people travel for and lifestyle is one of the ways to attract travelers from countries like Uganda,” she said. She also revealed that South African Tourism, the agency charged with marketing South Africa (SA) to tourists, sees fashion as one of the ways to increase the number of people visiting SA.

“Fashion is one way of showcasing the African culture and the advancements we have made.  It also has an aspect of music. Music is very core in promoting the culture of a country,” she said.

The agency has already engaged Ugandan fashion designer Santa Anzo to be one of its influencers in Uganda. Santa is the brain behind the label, ARAPAPA by SANTA ANZO, which made 15 years of existence on 25th July.

We shall be sharing more information about the event as it comes in.

JSF Partners
JSF Partners

Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.