Basha Uhuru, Andiswa Dlamini & Kefiloe Siwisa

Join the Creative Revolution: iQHAWE Magazine Curates Basha Uhuru Conference 2024

Johannesburg’s most anticipated creative festival, the Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival at Constitution Hill, will offer a jam-packed lineup for its 2024 edition from June 27th to 29th. This year’s festival includes the Sounds of Freedom Music Festival, creative immersions, and art-filled experiences, all to commemorate Youth Month in a safe and engaging environment.

The theme for the 2024 edition is “30 Years of Creative Freedom,” highlighting the role of young people in creative and social movements. This year iQHAWE Magazine will curate the Basha Uhuru Creative Conference, held on Day 2.

Live Podcast Confr 2 15h30 28 June Speaker Bathandwa Ngwendu

What to expect from the Creative Conference

On Friday, June 28, the conference will feature a jam-packed program with thought-provoking conversations and workshops.

iQHAWE’s curated program will aim to…

  • Assist creative individuals who often struggle with financial management and entrepreneurship skills. This program will equip them with the necessary tools and resources to navigate the financial aspects of their careers effectively.

  • Foster a financially empowered creative ecosystem. This program contributes to the economic development of South Africa by supporting creative entrepreneurs.

  • Address the lack of financial and tangible skill transfer for creative individuals who lack formal education in business and finance. This program fills that gap by offering curated educational content specifically tailored to the needs of creative entrepreneurs, presented in an accessible and engaging zine format.
Masterclass Confr 2 14h30 28 June Speaker Lineo Kakole

Featured conversations and masterclasses

  1. Conversation: Top Tools & Strategies for Monetization with Mashudu Modau, moderated by Anastatia Nkhuna

  2. Masterclass: Balancing the Act of Monetizing Multiple Creative Ventures with Zama Mthethwa

  3. Masterclass: Mastering the Art of a Thriving Creative Career with Tayla Foong

  4. Panel Discussion: Building a Standout Brand & Digital Brand Mastery with Ian Mangange & Blessing Letsoara, moderated by Renaè Mangena

  5. Panel Discussion: The Role of Contemporary Culture in Decolonizing Museums & Sites of History with Gaisang Sathekge, Zanele Montle & Nkosinathi Qhuwe

  6. Masterclass: Tips & Tricks of Building Your Brand as a Creative with Lineo Kakole

  7. Live Podcast: Incubating Ideas & Shaping Culture & Community with Maak N Plan, hosted by Bathandwa Ngwedu, in conversation with Kefiloe Siwisa, Andiswa Dlamini, founders of Other Village People, and Narowbi Founder Vuyo McGlad.
Panel D Confr 2 10h00 28 June Speaker Mashudu Modau

“We are proud to host the 2024 Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival – Constitution Hill’s flagship Youth Month event,” says Constitution Hill Acting CEO, Siyabonga Hlongwane. “Over the years, Basha Uhuru has given birth to The Creative Uprising, an always-on program including the Creative Hub that opened in 2020. Focused on development, collaboration, and upskilling creatives, the hub’s work will help grow and support the creative economy in Gauteng.”

If you want to join the Creative Conference on June 28, you can RSVP on this link. The conference will run from 10 AM until 4 PM at the Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg.