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One of the top things to do in Joburg on Mothers’ Day is the annual concert at the Joburg Zoo – and this year is no different.
SPOIL your mother by taking her to relax and listen to the angelic voices of some of South Africa’s top musicians at the Johannesburg Zoo this Mothers’ Day.

The concert is popularThe concert is a good day out for the whole familyAs always, the zoo, in association with Talk Radio 702 and retail chain Spar, will host the 21st annual Mothers’ Day concert on Sunday, 13 May.

Over the past two decades, the concert has become a highlight on the city’s entertainment calendar and attracts families from all corners of Joburg and beyond. Last year, more than 10 000 people came to picnic on the lawns and enjoy the sounds of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra.

The orchestra is back again this year, under the baton of the renowned orchestra leader and conductor, Richard Cock. Accompanying the orchestra will be the Mzansi Youth Choir, Joseph Clark and Nomfundo Xaluva.

The concert will be hosted by Talk Radio 702 presenters, and people will be able to meet their favourite presenters.

However, the zoo ask people to note that balls, balloons, vuvuzelas, roller skates, loud whistles, anything that makes a loud and sudden noise, fires and fireworks are not allowed. This is to protect the wildlife.

Mothers’ Day is an annual celebration honouring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April or May. In South Africa, it is always on the second Sunday in May.

Tickets for the concert cost R55 and R34 for pensioners; children under three years old enter for free. Gates open at 9 am.

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