Iscathamiya competition at Playhouse

ONE of the most colourful attractions on the entertainment roster of The Playhouse Company, its annual celebration of Iscathamiya, takes place in the Opera Theatre on 22 September.

The National Iscathamiya Competition attracts thousands of fans who flock to support singing groups from all corners of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as the Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

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A total of 100 groups compete in this unique event for the coveted prize money totaling R200 000.

One of the most distinctive elements of the competition is a fun-filled fashion extravaganza involving 55 men and women, the women competing in the category known as Onobuhle (beauty queens) while the men fashionistas strut their stuff in the funky category known as Oswenka (swanking).

Tickets for The Playhouse Company’s Iscathamiya Competition are available via Checkers/Shoprite outlets of Computicket at R80. For phone bookings contact 0861 915 8000 or book online at, or alternatively contact the Playhouse box office on 031 369 9540/ 031 369 9596 (office hours).


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