Power To You, Mum Festival

One of the hardest jobs in the world is to be a mom. I've watched in awe as my friends navigate their roles and still remain intact. Honestly, I don't know how they do it. I'm just glad I have them to show me the good, the bad and the ugly of parenting. 😊

So it's nice once in while to have opportunities that are specifically geared to moms and not just on Mother’s Day. Opportunities for moms to let their hair down and just be are rare and far in between.

Aquafresh South Africa will be hosting the first annual Power To You, Mum Festival for the moms in Joburg as part of the ongoing Power To You, Mum movement. This is a celebration of South African motherhood, womanhood and families. ✊

The aim of the festival is to facilitate empowering conversations on strong families and relationships, healthy diets and lifestyles, and staying fresh and ahead of the game in their day-to-day lives.  

This is especially important during these challenging financial times. Families have to learn to talk and work through issues and more than anything keep it together.   

“This festival is really a platform for mothers and families alike to let their hair down, share and reflect their own experiences,” said Refilwe Ralefeta, Oral Healthcare Marketing Manager.

Here are the details of the event: 
The festival will be on 28th July 2018 from 10.00am till 5.00pm at the iconic Walter Sisulu Square in the heart of Kliptown, in Soweto.

What's a festival without music?

The will be plenty of music from the multiple Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir to multiple SAMA-winning Afropop duo, Mafikizolo; and the multiple Metro FM Music Award-winning musician, Unathi Nkayi.

Radio personality Mapaseka Mokwele will dole out some of that wisdom gathered over years of hosting ‘At Home With Mapaseka’ on Kaya FM, Nhlanhla Nciza, owner and creative director at NN Vintage will showcase of the house’s latest range, and self-taught chef, cookbook writer and TV personality, Siphokazi Mdlankomo of Masterchef-fame will host cooking demonstrations for budding cooks and foodies.

There will be delicious food on sale to satisfy various tastes, provided by self-employed cooks,
all mothers, from around Soweto. The cooks have been sourced in partnership with the
Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Division. Mzansi-inspired merchandise and
contemporary Afro-fashion pop-up boutique, Bola Nangabe, will be available, and NN Vintage
will host a clearance sale of the fashion house’s previous collection.

Tickets to the Power To You, Mum Festival are available at Computicket at R80 for adults, and R40 for senior citizens. 

The purchase of an Aquafresh toothpaste will warrant a R20 discount to all ticket prices. The
festival is an adults-only festival, no children under the age of 18 will be allowed.

Power To You, Mum competition

Underpinning the festival is the ongoing Power To You, Mum competition, where three grand
prizes of R100,000 worth of groceries, home improvement or education are up for grabs. The
competition entry is through purchasing any Aquafresh toothpaste at participating outlets, then
by dialling *134*416*3# and the unique code on the till-slip or given leaflet.