Northern Cape set to host the 2024 South African School Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE)


The South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE), remains one of the most crucial school enrichment programmes that promote unity in diversity, national reconciliation, a new South African National Identity, social transformation and social cohesion among learners.


The year 2024 marks the year in which South Africa celebrates 30 years of democracy. It is also a year in which we, as a people, reflect on the past, its challenges and successes and the strides we have made, as a country, in advancing and redressing the injustices of the past, but also looking forward into the future. The theme for this years’ edition is “Celebrating 30 years of our Democracy”.


The SASCE, is one of the Department’s most significant cultural events on the annual school calendar. The aim of the competition is to enhance the various singing talents of the South African learners through various stage performances and music. It works towards this vision by addressing embedded cultural, traditional and indigenous messages and meanings that promote nation-building, build a sense of belonging, and help define a South African national identity.


The Department values this programme as it resonates well with Government’s vision to improve the quality of life for all citizens, free the potential of each person and build a united and democratic country. Music, like all other forms of cultural expression, is an important weapon of education. So much is invested in this exercise precisely because it advances the holistic development of the young, preparing them for constructive lives fulfilling to themselves, their country and their people.


Learners will compete under various categories and more than 2500 learners are expected to participate in this year’s Provincial competition over the three (3) days of the competition.


The MEC for Education, Mr Abraham Vosloo will officially open the 2024 Provincial SASCE scheduled as follow:


Date: Thursday, 11 July 2024

Time: 08h00

Venue: Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre, Kimberley 






Geoffrey vd Merwe

Media Liaison Officer