Press Release: Africa to embrace it’s inner pride at the 2nd edition of Mzansi Pride Festival in Johannesburg

Mzansi Pride Poster.jpgThe queer celebration of diversity is back for it’s second edition. Fabulously flamboyant, Bujy Bikwa – Entrepreneur, Television and Radio personality to headline one of the biggest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Inter-sex march & festival in Africa!

Following such an incredible success in 2014. On the 28th of November 2015, over 4000 people are expected to descend upon the city of Johannesburg – embrace their inner pride and participate in a colourful political and commercial celebration of a unique and diverse community of people that are pioneering in every sphere of society and have gained in reshaping public perception.

Africa will gather at its economic hub for the inaugural Mzansi Pride, to also celebrate life in unity and challenge the world as we have come to know it and curb negative perceptions about LGBTI communities in Africa.

The momentum towards equality is exciting. Not just for the LGBTI community – for everyone. People who come to these festivals find a huge celebration of happiness that’s about including everyone, and about love, something all humans share. We’re all part of the rainbow”, says Yaya Mavundla, Event Organiser/Founder of Mzansi Pride.

Mzansi Pride aims to curb Xenophobia, discrimination, elimination of class, shed more light on stereotyping & celebrating uniqueness. Mzansi Pride organizers strongly believe every family should be part of this movement as each and every family member living in Mzansi is affected by the challenges LGBTI people faces daily directly or indirect.

Artists billed for the festival includes Bujy Bikwa who will be the MC and sharing the stage with the most popular lesbian DJ Puggy, Glodine Makapela, Raymond and Owen amongst 2 celebrity DJs to be revealed.

On Friday the 27th, Mzansi Pride will host the much anticipated beauty pageant Miss Mzansi Pride 2015. Consisting of 12 fierce transwomen and drag queens who will be running for the title to become the new Miss Mzansi Pride.

Mzansi Pride 2015 march & festival take part at Constitution Hill, The Square from 10am till late, and the after party from 19h00 till 5am the next morning at Women’s Goal Court Yard. Mzansi Pride will also host netball teams from different townships to challenge each other. The event is sponsored by Constitution Hill, Black Opal South Africa and DNA Wines.

For more information and media inquiries, please ontact Yaya Mavundla on 0842211917 or email

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