Soweto Festival 2006
The ABSA Soweto Festival took place at the Walter Sisule Square in Kliptown, from 22 to 25 September 2006.
Visitors to the show enjoyed the glitz, glamour and roaring entertainment at the Absa Soweto Festival. The fashion shows, the Miss Five Roses beauty pageant, and SA’s finest entertainers were special favourites. Ringside seats offered celebrity bouts with baby jake and Jan Bergman. Visitors also took in the exhibitions – beauty, furniture, tourism, hi-tech and Soweto’s finest crafters. There were bargains galore and many of the exhibitors have expressed a firm commitment to return next year.
The Sponsors & Partners Page of the 2006 ABSA Soweto Festival
Absa is totally committed to all sections of the Soweto community, be they small and medium enterprises, the individual consumer, youth and the student market, the elderly or the newly married homeowner.
Absa is extremely proud to be the naming sponsor for the newly revived Soweto Festival. Expanded from its original focus on the homemaker, the ABSA Soweto Festival now has something for everyone.
• City of Johannesburg
Soweto falls into regions 6 and 10 of the city of Johannesburg. Soweto is an important economic region of the city as well as the province of Gauteng.
• 5 Roses
“Five Roses Tea is delighted that we will be able to crown the Queen and her Five Roses in the Festival Beauty Pageant and showcase the vibrancy and energy of our nation through our sponsorship of the Fashion Show. There is so much to be proud of within South Africa and we want to celebrate this through our involvement in the ABSA Soweto Festival.” Debi Fletcher - Marketing Manager – Tea
"IBM is proud to sponsor the Soweto Careers Village. Our involvement in this event is inspired by the need to highlight career opportunities in the Information Technology sector to young people and share the benefits of innovation in technology. It is in our best interest, as a technology company, to ensure that we encourage more young people to pursue careers in the sector to broaden the critical, technical skills base in our country." Mark Harris, IBM South Africa CEO.