Fantastic line-up for this year’s Vodacom ABH Chatsworth Fair


The 27th Vodacom ABH Chatsworth Fair promises an exciting four-day line-up of fun, family entertainment. Supported by Vodacom for the 12th year, the fair – which has been a highlight on the Chatsworth calendar since its 1989 inception – offers high-quality attractions while raising much-needed funds for the Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH). The fair takes place at Chatsworth’s Arena Park from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August.

Since 1921, ABH has provided holistic care for children, the elderly and the physically or mentally challenged regardless of race, religion or social class. The fair is the primary source of funding for this non-profit organisation, which provides residential facilities and developmental care to more than 1 400 people nationally.

According to Steven Barnwell, Managing Executive: Vodacom KZN, Vodacom is proud to partner with ABH and assist them to continue their amazing work.

“The Vodacom ABH Chatsworth Fair is not only a well-organised community event, it provides support for an organisation that offers essential services to those in need,” explained Barnwell. “Vodacom prides itself in seeking out, and investing in, initiatives with a truly South African feel. Initiatives such as the Vodacom ABH Chatsworth Fair which has strong local roots and is aimed at improving the lives of South Africans. ”

A special deal is currently on offer to customers who sign up for a new contract at the Vodacom Shop Chatsworth. The  Samsung J1 will be free on the flexi 110 package with a R250 mpesa voucher until 10 August 2015 only and this deal is exclusive to the Vodacom Shop in Chatsworth.

The fair has entertainment and activities to appeal to all ages. The food stalls will be offering an irresistible variety of mouth-watering creations which will appeal to any palate.

Children and adults alike will have an amazing time on one of the many rides at Chetty’s Funfair and visitors will enjoy browsing one of the many flea-market style stalls offering everything from bargain buys and local crafts to high-end designer clothing.

Starting on Friday night is the first of the live entertainment, the ABH Vodacom Music Festival. This will see some of Durban’s hottest DJs getting the crowds going with the latest beats.

The quality entertainment continues on Saturday night with the Bollywood Extravaganza involving some colourful dancing. Karan Juneja – the Voice of Punjab –will present a variety of Bollywood hits backed by live band, Taal Music Productions. This will be followed by an impressive fireworks display starting at 10pm.

To ensure the safety of all visitors to the event, there will be private security guards on site with Metro Police guarding the periphery and car guards in attendance.

Vodacom will be showcasing their new value products which include airtime vouchers that offer ten times their value. So look out for the Vodacom promotors that will explain the new Mpesa product. Customers can also visit the 4U Store in Chatsworth Centre for special Chatsworth Fair deals.

This year will see the continuation of the popular Edu Fair sessions which is a series of programmes focusing on educating children in different and interesting ways.

School children in Grades 10,11 and 12 will also benefit from Vodacom’s e-school portal presentation being held on Thursday and Friday. Through Vodacom’s e-school, learners have access to a wealth of learning material and lessons in all subject areas. Learners can practice what they’ve learnt in class, find out how well they know their work and track their progress all through this user-friendly portal, free of charge for anyone on the Vodacom network.

Sunday promises family entertainment with magic shows, afro fusion and live music. There will also be competition draws with amazing prizes including two air tickets to Mumbai, courtesy of One Stop Travel, and R50 000 worth of jewellery, sponsored by Golden Jewellers.

Rajish Lutchman CEO of ABH, said they were delighted to have Vodacom come on as title sponsors once again. “It demonstrates that Vodacom is about empowering and transforming people’s lives,” said Lutchman.

“It engages and identifies with grass-root community organisations such as ABH and others in pursuit of making South Africa a better place for all who live in it. Three cheers for Vodacom – the company that sincerely cares.”