Together we celebrate 33 years of advocacy, activism and change
with the official announcement of the 2022 Pride of Africa Celebration which hosts the
Johannesburg Pride March.
Following the successful launch of its unfunded unified community platform and foundation, Pride of Africa announced official details of the 33rd Pride Parade & Celebration. Since its inception in 1990 the event remains an open invitation for all to come and take a stride for Pride. Every year, thousands of LGBTQ+ community members and allies march through the streets of Johannesburg in a stand for self-acceptance and legal rights.
Taking place on Saturday, 29th October 2022, the event returns to the streets of Sandton after a 2-year hiatus, having secured support of Gauteng Province, Sandton City Mall, Sandton Central, Mercedes-Benz, EY, Pride Insure, Flight Centre, BCG and several other prominent corporates in the business district.
To ensure that all Pride goers have a fantastic day, a Pride Village will be set up next to Sandton City, between Sandton Drive and 5th Street, with secure parking available at the mall. Easy access via the Sandton Gautrain station, the Sandton Taxi Rank and all e-hailing services will also be available. The Pride Village creates a safe space for attendees to enjoy the day with access to various food & beverage stalls and a street market. The official Johannesburg Pride March will kick off from the Pride Village at 14:00, guiding attendees through the streets of Sandton.
Adding to this year’s festivities is a mix of Proudly South African performers, with the likes of, MsParty, Dj Skye, Atlanta, King B, Dj Imme and Tamara Dey all gracing the stage.
To round off the day’s events, Pride of Africa’s exclusive entertainment partner will host the official Pride after party. Keep an eye on their social channels for more information.
To ensure that all Pride attendees are kept safe during this year’s festivities, arrangements have been made for security, clean-up and recycling and medical services to provide a luxe experience at the Pride Village and during the march. A qualified medical doctor will be on standby during the entire festival. A private security company will assist with the security at the event in addition to approximately 500 volunteers from the community who will act as marshals during the procession. The assistance of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department and the South African Police Service will also be available to control and regulate the traffic as the march progresses through the streets of Sandton.
To assist with bringing all of this to life, Pride of Africa is pleased to annouce that several diversity conscious, global entities are supporting Johannesburg Pride in ever-increasing numbers. These include Pride Insure, EY and Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola South Africa and eMedia have also come on board as official Pride of Africa media partners, without whom our 33rd year would not be as colorful.
To find out more about this year’s event, visit prideofafrica.org or follow @jhbpride on social media.
In addition to the Pride of Africa Celebration and Johannesburg Pride March will also be hosting these events:
Pride of Africa: Kick Off
1 October 2022
The Pride of Africa kick off sets the tone for every event that follows throughout October. It will include our media partners, key mainstream media, influencer partners, sponsors and key players who were instrumental in making Pride of Africa a possibility. Together, we unveiling a first on the African continent with a Pride of Africa x Maersk branded container for all Pride attendees to autograph
Pride of Africa: Queer Met
8 October 2022
Pride of Africa will host an improved alternative to the Awards Dinner usually hosted during African Pride month and for the vibrant community that we are, we are changing it up to a QUEER MET. The event will still recognise the unsung heroes of our community, with just a more jazzed up setting. The event will be a bold installation of Pride Insure, Jean Paul Gaultier & Pride of Africa.
Pride Insure x Jean Paul Gaultier x Pride of Africa offers a unique, diverse and authentic perspective for the African pride movement. The weight lies in promoting African queerness and its existence on a global scale with the support of internationally recognised brands. This event will feature a variety of influential attendees from the community, showcasing their jaw-dropping looks inspired by our purpose: to be Proudly African and Authentically You and theme Queer African Extravagance.
Pride of Africa: Enter the Closet
15 October 2019
Enter the closet is an inaugural event at this year’s African pride month. The intention is to create more awareness and visibility of the African LGBTQ+ community. The aim is to host this event in 3 major cities across country. This will be a by invite only event to major key players with a secret venue and total social media blackout.
Pride of Africa: Inspirefest
22 October 2019
Pride of Africa will host the first of its kind event in honour of true youth empowerment. The aim is to enhance the previous lifestyle conference with inspiration and empowerment to the community. This will be a series of talks with mentors, coaches, and motivational speakers. This would be more conversational and interactive with the interested community to truly gain from the experience.
Pride of Africa: The Pride Extravagance
29 October 2019
Pride of Africa Month would not be complete without a little glitz and glamour. Join us for a fun after party with none other than MS Party one of the most popular performers.