!Kauru Contemporary African Art Africa Month Exhibition – CLOSE #IkauruClose @ArtThisWay @Kauru_Art

Invitation To CLOSE

Johannesburg, South Africa – 09 May, 2018

!Kauru Contemporary African Art presents CLOSE, a contemporary art exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG),  Johannesburg from 24 May – 24 June 2018, curated by Zingisa Nkosinkulu (South Africa), Violet Nantume (Uganda) and Nyambura M. Waruingi (Kenya). Currently in its 7th year, !Kauru Contemporary African Art continues to promote cultural diversity and stimulate discourse about issues affecting the continent using contemporary visual arts.  The project continues to grow and expand its reach through the support of the Department of Arts and Culture, International Relations.

CLOSE features works by 11 accomplished established and emerging artists from Africa and the African diaspora including Lungiswa Gqunta (SA), Yaye Kassamali (Kenya-USA),  Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda), Lady Skollie (SA), Jenny Nijenhuis (SA), Henry “Mzili” Mujunga (Uganda), Nondumiso Msimanga (SA), Athi-Patra Ruga (SA), Neo Musangi (Kenya), Minnette Vári (SA), and James Muriuki (Kenya).

CLOSE relates to proximity, it can be considered to be tension-ridden and to illuminate experiences of ambivalence, delirium and entanglement. The exhibition interrogates tension as a critical moment of reflection on the liminal spaces between things and beings, sex and desire. Contemporary artworks will explore themes of proximity, intimacy, personal space, tension, between things, perspiration, violence, discomfort, gender binaries, and breathlessness.  

 

The space between the female body narrative and that of the male has become increasingly wider in general. In the wide “a-woke-ning” that has recently erupted the world over, we have begun to recalibrate, redefine and re-measure this state of “closeness”. The element of discomfort is at the fore of engagement on these subjects and casting a light on this very discomfort could be a way of addressing the barrier.  The project seeks to rupture the fabric of society in order to find space to breathe and speak about tension. Although the concept of closeness can be explored in a personal, more self-reflective mode, the artists will also bring us closer to the more nuanced, universal questions and are invited to present artworks that offer a critique of and proffer different views from the spaces they may necessarily occupy.  

 

Public Programs: *All programs are free and open to the public

Public Opening

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Thursday, 24 May 2018

18h00 – 21h00

 

Africa Day Art and Activism Panel Discussion

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Friday, 25 May 2018

18h00 – 20h00

 

Curator Walkabout, Seminar and Panel Discussion

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Saturday, 26 May 2018

11h00 – 14h00

 

First Thursday Jazz and Art

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Thursday, 7 June 2018

18h00 – 21h00

 

Youth Day Film Screening and Discussion

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Saturday, 16 June 2018

TBC

 

*Youth Workshop and Curator Masterclass with  Nyambura M. Waruingi

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044

Wed, 20 June 2018 and Fri, 22 June 2018

10h00 – 17h00

 

Finissage

Johannesburg Art Gallery | Cnr Klein & King George Streets, Joubert Park. Johannesburg 2044

Saturday, 23 June | 13h00 – 15h00

 

About !Kauru African Contemporary Art

!Kauru African Contemporary Art aims to promote conversations in Africa and internationally that change perceptions of the continent through contemporary art. It provides a platform for African contemporary artists and cultural practitioners to engage with a showcase of contemporary art from the continent. The project is focused on dialogue around social and economic cohesion, transformation and access within the creative sectors in South Africa but also across the continent to strengthen engagement and build sustained relationships with creatives in countries around the African continent. The project was initiated in 2012, by Tshepiso Mohlala. Over the past 6 years, !Kauru Contemporary African Art has exhibited over 120 artists from over 25 African countries and the diaspora.

 

About the Curators

Zingisa Nkosinkulu was born in Eastern Cape, South Africa, Nkosinkulu is a Visual/Graffiti Artist, PhD scholar in Art History at UNISA and a Decolonial Curator with a calling to use art and decoloniality as a mediator to transcend beyond our living conditions and colonial legacies. As the founder of Art Curate Afrika (ACA), with experience in Visual Art and Project Management since 2007, he has held three solo exhibitions of which he self-curated at the Grahamstown Arts Festival. Nkosinkulu’s mission is to use decolonial art and writing to bring new hope, share creative wisdom and encourage people to be artistic, educated and conscious individuals.

 

Nyambura M. Waruingi is a disruptive creator & producer; experimenting with storytelling across platforms. At the intersection of visual arts, design, and cinema, Nyambura produces encounters that re-imagine our realities: Found Footage (2017) and 27 (2017). Her co-curation with Violet Nantume, Indulgence (2018), re-examines notions of bodies, pleasures, genders, weaving them together with the idea that art-making IS knowledge-making. Nyambura’s career in film, television, and theatre has span over 15 years. And, her recent focus on trans-disciplinary projects is an evolution of her creative production practices, merging visual arts, design, and cinema. Be it Nairobi, Delhi, Kampala or Montreal, Nyambura is creating and producing disruptively.

 

Violet Nantume is an artist and curator based at UNDER GROUND Contemporary Art in Uganda and a Director at Kampala Art Auction. She recently co-curated Indulgence; A group show at Goethe Zentrum that opened on 5th April 2018, BEING HER(E) in Luanda, Zikunta: Gale of Human, a solo exhibition by Wasswa August Donald.  Nantume curated Eroticism and Intimacy I: Faces, Places and Paths Exhibition in Kampala and Eroticism and Intimacy II, at the 2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair. She chaired the curatorial committee Kampala Contemporary Art Festival 2014 after co facilitating Know Go Zone; a curatorial project at Bayimba International Festival 2013. Following her participation as a curator in the Global Crit Clinic and 3rd International Art program held in Accra Ghana. She co-curated A history of Ghana In the last five weeks. Nantume attended TRANSCuratorial Academy Berlin, 2017 and currently lives in Berlin and pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at HFBK Hamburg.

 

“With the introduction of our SA curator Zingisa Nkonsinkulu, !KAURU continues to stay true to its vision as a platform that embraces the dynamism and talent of our emerging creatives at multiple levels. We have had the privilege of contributing as a springboard for young curators and artists as they move to the next level to showcase their considerable talents nationally, continentally and globally”.

  • Tshepiso Mohlala, Founder/Managing Director

 

About Exhibition Support

!Kauru African Contemporary Art Project is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Arts and Culture – International Relations with additional support from the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG). We wish to extend our deep appreciation to the Goodman Gallery Johannesburg and WHAT IF THE WORLD GALLERY Cape Town for their kind support and contribution to our project this year.  We are pleased to be partnering with JAG in 2018 under the new leadership of Chief Curator Khwezi Gule, in what we hope will evolve into a longer term relationship.

CLOSE exhibition will open on 24 May 2018 and will run until 24 June 2018 at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Cnr Klein & King George Street, Joubert Park. Johannesburg 2044. Free Admission: Mon – Sun: 09h00 – 17h00.

For more information and full schedule: www.kauru.co.za

Interviews and images available upon request.

For media enquiries: Project Coordinator – Ijeoma Uche-Okeke: ijeoma@kauru.co.za

Website: https://kauru.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KauruAfricanContemporaryArtProject

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaurucontemporaryart/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kauru_art
Invitation To CLOSE

ADULTING WITH A TWIST AT #HOUSEOFPLAY @FlyingFishSA

 

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Johannesburg – Flying Fish, South Africa’s premium flavoured beer is always on a mission to change the ordinary through unexpected and playful experiences. On the 12th May 2018 the brand turned up the play by adding some flavour to everyday  mundane household chores with their third and final edition of the exclusive #HouseOfPlay series hosted in the leafy suburbs of Illovo, Johannesburg.

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Flying Fish knows that adulting can be tedious especially on a Saturday when the last thing you want to do is all the housework. So to add some play to these chores the brand flipped all your average housework on its head at the most playful house party of all time. Washing dishes turned into a foam party, the tedious task of cleaning the pool became a showcase of playful pool girls and boys. Making the bed turned into a playful pillow fight and washing windows became an optical illusion of mirrors in one of the many entertaining rooms that guests could frequent in the #HouseOfPlay.

 

“Chores are out, play is in!” says Flying Fish Brand Manager, Maisha Mamabolo. He further explains, “The inception of the #HouseOfPlay came from our firm belief that life doesn’t have to be so serious. Flying Fish gives everyone permission to play; so from Cape Town to Durban and now Johannesburg we’re showing Mzansi that even chores can be playful. #HouseOfPlay is here to remind us to always add some play, even when we have household admin to do.”

MC Ayanda MVP

Flying Fish partnered with party hosts; SPHectecula & DJ Naves, Twins on Decks and DJ PH to brew out the boring and brew in the flavour by making chores exciting with Ayanda MVP as event MC. Local DJ Roger Goode kicked off the line-up with a flavoursome silent disco set showcasing that you can always brew out the boring by listening to your favourite playlist.

 

Adding to the afternoon line- up was DJ Switch who brought the heat, the very colourful & talented, Moonchild and best female rapper to hit the scene, Sho Madjozi who brought the house down, and not forgetting award winning rapper, Rouge. As Flying Fish continues breaking boundaries on the ordinary you can follow @FlyingFishSa and be a part of the PLAY movement.

 

 

#CASTLELITEUNLOCKS CHANCE THE RAPPER IN SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION

DSC_7440This year, Castle Lite Unlocked Chance the Rapper on the Biggest LED screen in Africa. At 67 meters wide and 9 meters high, the only screen that has come close in size was when Castle Lite Unlocked Kanye West back in 2012, and that was through projectors on giant screens. Castle Lite never disappoints when it comes to the production of its shows; doing the unexpected and pushing boundaries in unique ways.

 

Over 477 lighting fixtures made for a show-stopping lighting showcase, adding to an already dynamic production; with a lighting rig that exceeded every artist’s technical rider requirements. A combined equipment weight of over 32 tons was used to put the spectacular show together, making it one of the biggest indoor set ups ever built for a concert at the TicketPro Dome.

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“We had a vision to produce the biggest LED screen South Africa (and Africa) has ever seen at an event and we are excited to say that we did just that for this Castle Lite Unlocks Concert. We needed to ensure that the brand purpose comes to life in the overall production”. Said Warren le Grange, Creative Director. “This is the biggest LED screen concertgoers have ever seen in SA.” he added.

 

The Unlocks music experience told a specific story of trailblazing SA artists who are breaking the norms of hip hop in the music scene. The plan was to go beyond the ordinary and build a stage that will tell a strong visual story. Over 1000 of the highest quality LED panels, each one equivalent to the size of a desktop monitor, were used to enhance the artists overall production experience and ultimately bringing something never been seen before to fans.

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The creative design of the stage and execution, which took over six months to perfect and bring to life, saw US Grammy-award winning artist Chance the Rapper giving a memorable performance alongside SA’s ground-breaking artists’ Shane Eagle, Nadia Nakai and Frank Casino among others. All shutting down the most Extra Cold stage and sending fans on an exhilarating musical uproar that left them wanting more.

.@CASTLELITESA UNLOCKS TWO GRAMMY AWARD WINNING TALENTS IN ONE NIGHT! #CastleLiteUnlocks

_DSC8861Castle Lite delivers yet another sub-zero experience with this year instalment of #CastleLiteUnlocks headlined by Grammy-Award winning artist, CHANCE THE RAPPER!


Anchored by a fully integrated production this experience saw the brand unlocking further surprise acts ranging from Youngsta CPT, Emtee, Moozlie and Rouge at The Ticketpro Dome


South Africa’s very own hip-hop visionaries completely stole the show with their extraordinary award winning talent. Shane Eagle started with a home town inspired performance where he made way for Nadia Nakai, who sent a wave of extra cold with her sultry set, which put the spotlight on Frank Casino! As if that was the end of it, Castle Lite alumni’s Nasty C & Cassper Nyovest further rocked the stage with surprise performances – leaving the crowd chanting for more.

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The night was still young when Castle Lite unlocked the man of the moment – CHANCE THE RAPPER and the whole venue went abuzz with the most exhilarating blizzard of hip-hop!

 

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The concert was also live-streamed for the first time ever with host and show stopper, Bontle Modiselle, dancing the night away with consumers and industry top players. PH, Major League, Ms Cosmo & Ayanda MVP kept the crowd extra cold with hip-hop sets.

As soon as the lights went out, the crowd stood still and waited for more – only to be surprised by yet another ground breaking set with Grammy-Award winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR and fans walked out chanting “Are you ready for your blessings?”.

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“Tonight was nothing short of amazing. We thank the South African consumer for always supporting Castle Lite in delivering yet another extraordinary Unlocks concert. We’re about giving Citizens of Extra Cold once in a lifetime experiences and from Shane Eagle’s epic performance to Chance the Rapper’s shut down, the Unlocks concert delivered just that. We really look forward to making more history in the upcoming years, together with our loyal supporters”. – Becky Opdyke, Castle Lite Brand Director.

With the country still recovering from that cold front of refreshing talent and epic show, this is undoubtedly the best music experience in Africa and the blizzard has hit like never before – from Africa to the world!!!

Check Out How @FlyingFishSA Brewed Out the Serious with the #HouseOfPlay

 Twins on Decks - Flying Fish House of Play Cape Town Launch

Cape Town – South Africa’s premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish, the brand that doesn’t believe in ordinary, brewed in some serious play in the mother city by kicking off the very first instalment of their #HouseOfPlay experiences.

 

Flying Fish knows that adulting can be serious and sometimes tedious, especially on a Saturday when the last thing you want to do is all the household chores and nobody’s doing them for you. So Flying Fish has launched the #HouseOfPlay, a unique and completely different take on the typical house party. The brand is taking mundane and turning it on its head by introducing the most playful experience in Mzansi.

Sanele Xaba & Patty Monroe - Flying Fish House Of Play Cape Town Launch

The first #HouseOfPlay saw the Twins on Decks host the who’s who of Cape Town’s social scene at an exclusive mansion in Camps Bay, where some serious playfulness was brewed in. The #HouseOfPlay will be adding flavour across the country, visiting Pretoria , Durban and wrapping up with a splash at the ultimate #HouseOfPlay in Johannesburg on the 12 May.

Model Sanele Xaba - Flying Fish House Of Play Cape Town Launch

The ‘All-White Foam’ themed experience saw media, bloggers and cultural curators bringing in the play with flavoursome activities with a unique take on the typical foam party, which included a giant pillow fight and old washing machines turned into Flying Fish bars.

 

Entertainment was so fly, with Cape Town’s top DJs including, Garth, Aux Gaud and Sir Vincent. Youngsta CPT added the most flavour with a thrilling set, while MC and rapper, Patty Monroe performed a medley of her freshest tunes.

Nontando Mposo - Flying Fish House Of Play

“The #HouseOfPlay is all about brewing out the serious and brewing in the play into the daily lives of people. “To add some play to peoples’ Saturdays, we have partnered with South Africa’s top Dj’s who will host playful experiences that will encourage the masses to stop being so serious and add some play. We encourage people to play and embrace the fun things in life,” said Flying Fish Brand Manager Maisha Mamabolo.”

Musician Chad Simon & RNB Singer Mario Oogle - Flying Fish House of Play Cape Town Launch

For more information, follow @FlyingFishSA and grab the limited edition Flying Fish 18 pack, with 3 Flying Fish on us; to experience the play in your home with friends.

.@FLYINGFISHSA CHILL LITE SETS DANCEFLOORS ALIGHT LITE BRUNCH COLLECTIVE. #FindYourChill

 Guests enjoying a class of Rocking in Heels

Recently launched Flying Fish CHILL LITE teamed up with Takkies for the latest Lite Brunch Collective, in the aim to find the perfect balance between fun, friends and fitness.

Geared towards the health-conscious consumer, Flying Fish CHILL LITE offers lower alcohol, 30% less calories, 35% less sugar and 35% less carbohydrates than the ever-popular Flying Fish which was SAB’s first premium flavoured beer on the market.

The Lite Brunch Collective held at The Royal on 29 April, is part of a series of events dedicated to likeminded consumers looking for a fun brunch experience with a health-minded difference. Hosted by TV personality and fitness fanatic, Zweli Dube, the event kicked off with a delectable brunch harvest decorated in Cuban Havanna theme, while guests were enlightened with tips on how to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Guests stuck to the athleisure wear theme

Renowned yoga instructor, Jasmine Sehlako, was first up to entertain the guests with her innovative take on a morning workout; the Beer Yoga range of exercises. Keeping entertainment levels high, Choreographer Takkies had the crowd tapping their feet as she lit the dance floor on fire with an electrifying dance class; Dancing in Heels. Bedecked in 2-inch-high stilettos, Takkies’ dance class showcases new-age dance moves and was the perfect example of mixing fun and fitness.

“Our concept behind the Lite Brunch Collectives is three-fold,” says Brand Manager of Flying Fish CHILL LITE, Tumelo Motingoe; “providing consumers with a lower-alcohol variant for moderate consumption; offering the same refreshing taste as the mother brand – Flying Fish; and finally, providing a healthy middle ground for those looking for a more balanced lifestyle.”

TV Personalities Zweli Dube and Kat Sinavasin

The introduction of Flying Fish CHILL LITE gives consumers a choice of healthier drinking options and is part of SAB and AB InBev’s commitment to increase their no- and lower-alcohol beers portfolio to represent 20% of the organisation’s global beer volume by 2025.

“Flying Fish CHILL LITE is all about mixing playful enjoyment with healthy well-being, and ultimately ‘Living your Zest life’ “, says Motingoe. “The Lite Brunch Collective event was a fantastic success, and we encourage the public to join the fun by checking our Instagram page, #FindYourChill, for ideas on the best places to brunch, healthy recipes and innovative brunch cocktails.”

 

DJ DECKS TO BE SET ABLAZE AT THE @CastleLiteSA #CASTLELITEUNLOCKS CONCERT

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JOHANNESBURG, 13 APRIL 2018 – The end of January 2018 saw an ice-breaking announcement from Castle Lite where producer and multi-award winning artist, Chance The Rapper was revealed as the headline act for this year’s Castle Lite Unlocks Music Experience! To further add to the excitement, South Africa’s very own trailblazing rappers Nadia Nakai, Frank Casino and Shane Eagle will set the coldest stage alight.

Just as we thought the line-up couldn’t get any more extra cold, Castle Lite has done it again by Unlocking the unexpected with taking experiential entertainment to the next level by unveiling SA’s ultimate party starters DJ PH, Miss Cosmo, Ayanda MVP and Major League DJs.

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“Castle Lite thrives on connecting world stages, breaking boundaries and making the impossible possible on African soil. The Unlocks Music Experience has a success rate of selling out and we can confirm that tickets are selling very fast. So, we encourage people to go to Computicket and get their tickets to experience this once in a lifetime show with Chance the Rapper,” says Ramona Kayembe, Castle Lite Marketing Manager.

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The four curators will bring an extra cold twist on this astronomical stage as they expertly guide concert-goers through the show from each artist to the next in what one can describe as hip-hop symphony.

“This year in collaboration with some of Africa’s best, the brand has infused unforgettable multimedia technology with thrilling live stage experiences to craft a concert experience like never done before,” says Kgothatso Kutu, Executive producer from Glen 21 productions. “Castle Lite is not just a concert, It’s an

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and we always try to create a production that is innovative and exciting for the audience. We will be breaking boundaries so that consumers can have a one of a kind experience at our concert,” concludes Kutu.

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The Castle Lite Unlocks concert in association with Channel O and 947 is on the 30th April 2018 at the Coca-Cola Dome with tickets available at Computicket. For more details visit http://www.castlelite.co.za as we await the biggest concert in Africa!

BREAKING NEWS: Chance the Rapper’s Gift to You

Chance the Rapper has a gift for you! To celebrate his 25th birthday, tickets to Africa’s biggest hip-hop concert #CastleLiteUnlocks are now 25% off for the next 25 hours!

Be warned that 25.25.25 will only stay Unlocked for 25 hours, so get your tickets today.

 

In simple terms;

 

  • R350,00 for General Access is now R262,50 for the next 25 hours

 

Bookings are officially open: https://online.computicket.com/web/event/castle_lite_unlocks/1202354942/0/85227068

 

KEEPING THE MANDELA LEGACY ALIVE. 

The Being Mandela content platform launched to an intimate host of media and television executives on the 27th of March 2018 at The Orbit Jazz club in Braamfontein. 

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with concept creator Leo Phiri of Blanket Entertainment have conceptualized a content platform that chronicles and celebrates individual stories and concepts inspired by Nelson Mandela.

 

The Production of television, film, music, performing art and live events content will celebrate the life of a global icon using stories of the current generation.

 

Blanket Entertainment hosted sponsors, friends of the industry and media in a panel discussion where noted partners and sponsors took to the stage to respond to pertinent questions from media on the direction of the projects and who the content messaging speaks to.


“Being Mandela” is more than just an entertainment platform, it is a giving back project that will see commercial revenue generated from the various properties being ploughed back into the philanthropic work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

 

My elevator pitch to Tokyo Sexwale about this concept had expanded and brought to fruition a dream we will realize with the backing of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and our amazing catalogue of sponsors to enhance the elements involved… “ Leo Phiri added.

 

Panellists in attendance were Kevin Naidoo (Owner of the Orbit), Media Film Service’s Hayley Chater, production partner Lala Tuku and KZN Film Commission Chairperson of the board, Mr. Welcome Msomi.

 

The panel discussion covered pertinent questions around the purpose and target market of Being Mandela and future projects that need resourcing and efforts.

 

Internationally acclaimed, Thandi Ntuli provided musical entertainment for the audience while our MC, media strategist and founder of StreetKidz Media, Zali Nxabi addressed the room. A live stream of the event was hosted on JHBLive concurrently.

 

The key objective is two- fold: Firstly, to celebrate Madiba’s centenary year in 2018 and secondly, to preserve and sustain the legacy with artistic expressions that will forever be embedded in a visual platform.

 

Being Mandela aims to bring to light a ground breaking content platform that will see the collaboration of multiple broadcasters and content creators under one banner.

 

The New Home of BMW in Menlyn @Menlyn_Auto


Pretoria – In celebrating 26 years of dedicated customer service and loyalty to the BMW Brand, the Legacy Motor Group – on Thursday, 1 March 2018, launched its spanking new home in the wide-ranging and vibrant Eastern suburb of Menlyn; Pretoria. Hosted by South Africa’s media darling, Bonang Matheba, guests were excited for the grand opening of Menlyn Auto. The event was attended by loyal customers, business partners as well as media. The event offered a wide array of gourmet food, an open bar and entertainment by the Rocketeers. As part of the Legacy Motor Group’s ongoing forward thinking and customer centricity focus, the group took over Menlyn in 2016, Rustenburg in 2017 and is set to take over Polokwane in 2018. The newly launched Menlyn Auto dealership offers customers and enthusiasts in Gauteng a 360-degree premium lifestyle and retail experience. The brand new 9000 square metre showroom includes a newly introduced BMW Motorrad showroom, MINI, new BMWs as well as Approved Used BMW models.

Mr. Werner van Zyl, the BMW Menlyn Auto Dealer principal, says that Menlyn Auto, which reached the podium during the 2017 dealer awards ceremony on February 26th 2018, is the BMW Flagship dealership in South Africa. “BMW Menlyn Auto is one of the best in the country. Our commitment, business philosophy, attitude and passion for the brand as well as our product and service offerings secure our reputation of being one of the leading dealerships in the South African BMW network,” he concluded. BMW Menlyn Auto also won first place for BMW Aftersales Dealer of the Year and it also ranked first place for Approved Used MINI Dealer of the Year.


Legacy Motor Group CEO, Mr. Mpho Dipela and Mr. Robert Sexton, Chairman of the Legacy Motor Group say they were encouraged to plough in their investment and dedication into the success of the dealership by several factors.

“We have successfully grown our business from strength to strength over the years and we believe that this is the next frontier to further growth. For our loyal customers, our new premises offer customer care 24/7, 365; stellar aftersales services as the top-rated Aftersales Dealer of the Year; an Accident Management Centre, Trauma Unit and Counselling; the first-place dealership offering approved used MINI models and an opportunity for us to showcase all the aspects of the BMW Menlyn Auto brand which goes beyond engineering excellence but lifestyle as well,” said Mr. Robert Sexton.


The Managing Director of BMW South Africa, Mr Tim Abbott says the country is one of the brand’s key markets as well as one of the fastest growing regions in the world; propelling the brand into unchartered territory in the market especially following the investment of R6 Billion into the new Rosslyn plant where the new X3 will be built from April.
BMW Menlyn Auto has introduced the brand new X2 model to the X range and the new X3. The dealership is also set to introduce the much-anticipated BMW M5 to South African shores in May 2018.