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Join the Afrofest Community


In your own way !

Venue Providers

Do you have a venue of your own and want to partner with The AfroFest? Contact us to organize or facilitate activities at your location.

Entrepreneurs & Traders

Are you an entrepreneur selling crafts, food, or fashion? Partner with us to showcase your products at The AfroFest.

Join the E-market

Artists

Are you a performance or visual artist and want to showcase your art? Partner with us to schedule a show at The AfroFest.

Register

Support The AfroFest


Do you want to contribute to pushing forward African culture & Heritage in Cape Town?
Join the movement and support the festival!

Express Your Interest

Volunteer

Be a part of a vibrant volunteer team to organise events around the city, and help transform Cape Town!

Sponsor

We look for investors and sponsors who seek to support an innovative city-wide project designed to stimulate African culture and businesses in Cape Town.

Please contact us and let us pitch you our model!


Let's Talk

Contact Us


Do you want to participate as a venue, an entrepreneur, an artist, or a volunteer? Or perhaps want to support the festival?
We have many possibilities and are looking for collaborators.

Contact us and #JoinTheMovement!

Send us a Message


    Other Contact Info

    1 Main road, Rondebosch
    7707 Cape Town
    South Africa

    info [ at] theafrofest.com

    +27 (0) 827 51 2898



    2019 Programme

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    Choose Your Venues And Events For This Weekend!

    Download Interactive PDF Programme

    Saturday 21 September


    CBD:
    > Afro Rooftop party (BYOB) | 3pm-11pm | @Selective Live
    > Southern African wave + African dress competition | 7pm-late | @Jimmy Jimalo
    > African food & goods specials | all day | @Copa Cabana, Monomotapa, Jimmy Jimalo’s, Mali South

     

    OBSERVATORY:
    > Lifestyle market, Talks & Music | 10am-9pm | @Made in Africa Label
    > East African Wave #1 | 2pm-late | @Drawing Room

     

    KHAYELITSHA:
    > Diary Ka Mfana – Tshisa Nyama, Open Market | 12-2pm | @Kasi RC


    Sunday 22 September


    CBD:
    > African Sundays live concert | 3-5pm | @Monomotapa
    > African food & goods specials | all day | @Copa Cabana, Monomotapa, Jimmy Jimalo’s, Mali South

     

    OBSERVATORY:
    > Mosaics masterclass (booking essential) | 10am-5pm | @Marcelino’s studio
    > East African Wave #2 | 6-9pm | @Drawing Room

     

    KHAYELITSHA:
    > Acting & Music performance workshop | 12-5pm | @Kasi RC


    Monday 23 September


    CBD:

    > Comedy night | 7-9pm | @Nomad Bistro & Bar
    > West African Wave | 7pm-late | @Jimmy Jimalo
    > African food & goods specials | all day | @Copa Cabana, Monomotapa, Jimmy Jimalo’s, Mali South


    Tuesday 24 September


    CBD:

    > Irry Evenings live concert | 6-9pm | @Mali South
    > Comedy night | 7-9pm | @Nomad Bistro&Bar
    > African food & goods specials | all day | @Copa Cabana, Monomotapa, Jimmy Jimalo’s, Mali South.

     

    OBSERVATORY:
    > Heritage food market & shows | 11am-6pm | @Obz Lifestyle Market.
    > African vinyls selection | 2-6pm | @Voom voom vintage.
    > Own your Heritage | 2-8pm | @Drawing Room

     

    RONDEBOSCH:
    > Heritage Fashion Show | 6-9pm | @UCT

     

    KHAYELITSHA:
    > Traditional dance challenge | 12- 5pm | @Kasi RC


    All details & locations on www.theafrofest.com.
    Or download ArtsMeetApp (free on Android & iOS)

    TICKETS AVAILABLE ON QUICKET:
    https://www.quicket.co.za/events/84308-the-afrofest-heritage-weekend-celebrations-2019

    FESTIVAL PASS 250R ⇒ INCLUDES ALL EVENTS ENTRIES* + 10-50% EXTRA DISCOUNTS & GOODIES!!
    (*except crafts masterclasses – discount only)


    2018 Programme

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    3 days, over 10 locations across Cape Town, from CBD to Khayelitsha, with over 20 live acts, food, fashion, and crafts, day & night!



    2017 Programme

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    2 days, 20 locations across Cape Town, from CBD to Khayelitsha, with over 30 activities, food, fashion, and crafts, day & night!



    Join the Festival

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    Be part of the change-makers who bring forward African culture in the city!

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    The Afrofest is a collaborative festival. We are not a funded festival and we rely on all participants’ contributions to make this grass-roots festival a successful experience for all. Organizers, venues are to be honored for their efforts in hosting events. This is in contrast with most centralized festivals, so please keep in mind the format difference.

    Furthermore, we as the AfroFest do not pay the artist/ performer directly. The payment arrangement is negotiated between the venue or activator and artist/performer they choose to work with for their particular event.

    Finally, because we market you the artist on our website (individual web profile with all information), as well as on social media for a minimum 6 month period, we ask that the artists/ performers charge a reduced fee to the AfroFest participating partners. They are often small enterprises, which do not have high financial capacity.

    The AfroFest is first and foremost about pushing forward all actors of African culture in Cape Town, and we believe this can only be achieved through uniting our efforts. We hope to you count in!

    Event Host/Venue Registration

    Step 1: You sign up to collaborate with The Afrofest to contribute to an event by e-mailing (theafrofest@gmail.com) us your bio, pics and links of what you do.

    Step 2: If you fit the the African Culture theme, we set up your website profile and integrate you in our database for the artists/performers/traders to see. You are also given their details for direct contact and arrangements nearer to the festival days.

    – You become a part of the pool of Afrofest events or venues
    – You get a website profile with all relevant information according to you that run for a period of no less than 6 months.
    – We provide you with a list of Afrofest artists/performers that charge you at a reduced rate than normal, to help you in making your event a success. You also get access to our pool of traders to enrich your event. Artists and traders also receive your contact information.
    – You are featured on our social media platforms and other marketing materials (programs, flyers etc).
    – You benefit from the marketing that goes beyond the festival days. Our total reach for the 2018 festival was 130 000, and we aim to increase that figure in 2019.

    – Host an African culture-themed event (market, workshop, concert, performance, exhibition…) on one or several days/nights during the festival period (21-24 September 2019).
    – A commission on sales on days of festival or an upfront fee.
    – Promote the AfroFest event on your social media as well as yourself as part of the AfroFest on the months leading up to the festival.

    Artist Registration

    Step 1: You sign up to collaborate with The Afrofest to contribute to an event by e-mailing (theafrofest@gmail.com) us your bio, pics and links of what you do.

    Step 2: If you fit the the African Culture theme, we set up your website profile and integrate you in our database for the events/venues to see. You are also given their details for direct contact and arrangements nearer to the festival days.

    – You become a part of the pool of Afrofest traders
    – You get a website profile with all relevant information according to you that run for a period of no less than 6 months.
    – We connect you to potential trading events for heritage weekend and beyond.
    – You benefit from the marketing that goes beyond the festival days. Our total reach for the 2018 festival was 130 000, and we aim to increase that figure in 2019.

    – A commission on sales on days of festival.
    – Promote the AfroFest event on your social media as well as yourself as part of the AfroFest on the months leading up to the festival.

    Trader Registration

    Step 1: You sign up to collaborate with The Afrofest to contribute to an event by e-mailing (theafrofest@gmail.com) us your bio, pics and links of what you do.

    Step 2: If you fit the the African Culture theme, we set up your website profile and integrate you in our database for the events/venues to see. You are also given their details for direct contact and arrangements nearer to the festival days.

    – You become a part of the pool of Afrofest traders
    – You get a website profile with all relevant information according to you that run for a period of no less than 6 months.
    – We connect you to potential trading events for heritage weekend and beyond.
    – You benefit from the marketing that goes beyond the festival days. Our total reach for the 2018 festival was 130 000, and we aim to increase that figure in 2019.

    – A commission on sales on days of festival.
    – Promote the AfroFest event on your social media as well as yourself as part of the AfroFest on the months leading up to the festival.


    Join the E-Market

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    Find out how to be a part of a community of vendors bringing products that promote and celebrate African culture & heritage to the world!

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    Become a part of the only African e-marketplace !

    Grow your business, reach new customers

    It’s time to move your business to the next level! While having an e-commerce site on your own may be an option, joining a bigger marketplace provides you  traffic and reach to a wider client base. The AfroFest is already a reference as a platform for all makers and lovers of African culture, drawing an audience that appreciates your work.

    Create and manage your store, for free

    We make things easy for you. Fill in your details, set your products, upload your pictures, and start selling within minutes. Monitor your sales and update your page in your own time. No registration costs, no monthly fee!

    Get special services and support

    Need a hand in setting up, designing or updating your page? We can also assist you. Please contact us directly, we look forward to helping you out.

    What You Gain
    • An easy and fast way to set up an online store.
    • Access to a wider online market of customers in South Africa.
    • Be a part of a platform that is dedicated to African culture makers ensuring wider reach.

     

    What We Expect From You
    • Your products must be in line with the African culture theme. (Products that promote indigenous African culture & heritage).
    • You are responsible for the shipping (within 72h of order) and delivery of your products.
    • We do not take any registration or monthly fee ! We take a 15% commission on each sale.

     

     

     

     

    Do you wish to be a part of The AfroFest E-Market? Contact us to get started today.
    Register as a VendorContact Us

    Register as an artist

    Register as an artist


    Join our database and get more gigs!

    Artist Registration

    Step 1: You fill in the form below.

    Step 2: We review your submission. You must fit the African culture theme.

    Step 3: We add your artist profile to the booking page.

    Step 4: Your profile gets views, and you get gigs through us. (We also match open booking requests with your profile)

     

    – You become a part of the pool of Afrofest artists.
    – You get a website profile with all relevant your information (BIO, pictures, music/video links).
    – We connect you to clients through our website.
    – You get paid gigs and market your talents to a wider client base.

    – Professionalism.
    – Show up on time when booked.
    – Have fun and perform your heart out.


    E-market - Terms and Conditions

    The Afrofest E-market - Terms and Conditions

    Terms and conditions for African E-market vendors

    (last updated on September 11, 2021)

    1. Introduction

    These Terms and conditions apply to this website and to the transactions related to the selling of products and services. You may be bound by additional contracts related to your relationship with us or any products or services that you receive from us. If any provisions of the additional contracts conflict with any provisions of these Terms, the provisions of these additional contracts will control and prevail.

    2. Binding

    By registering with, accessing, or otherwise using this website, you hereby agree to be bound by these Terms and conditions set forth below. The mere use of this website implies the knowledge and acceptance of these Terms and conditions. In some particular cases, we can also ask you to explicitly agree.

    3. Electronic communication

    By using this website or communicating with us by electronic means, you agree and acknowledge that we may communicate with you electronically on our website or by sending an email to you, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be in writing.

    4. Intellectual property

    Our licensors own and control all of the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the website and the data, information, and other resources displayed by or accessible within the website.

    4.1 All the rights are reserved

    Unless specific content dictates otherwise, you are not granted a license or any other right under Copyright, Trademark, Patent, or other Intellectual Property Rights. This means that you will not use, copy, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, embed into any electronic medium, alter, reverse engineer, decompile, transfer, download, transmit, monetize, sell, market, or commercialize any resources on this website in any form, without our prior written permission, except and only insofar as otherwise stipulated in regulations of mandatory law (such as the right to quote).

    5. Third-party property

    Our website may include hyperlinks or other references to other party’s websites. We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Products or services offered by other websites shall be subject to the applicable Terms and Conditions of those third parties. Opinions expressed or material appearing on those websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us.

    We will not be responsible for any privacy practices or content of these sites. You bear all risks associated with the use of these websites and any related third-party services. We will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, however caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

    6. Responsible use

    By visiting our website, you agree to use it only for the purposes intended and as permitted by these Terms, any additional contracts with us, and applicable laws, regulations, and generally accepted online practices and industry guidelines. You must not use our website or services to use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) malicious computer software; use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity, or conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to our website. You must not use our Services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts (for example, if you are under 18 years old), or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our Services, or are a person with whom transactions are prohibited under economic or trade sanctions;

    As a seller, you must not fail to deliver items sold by you, unless you have a valid reason, for example, the buyer fails to comply with the posted terms in your listing or you cannot contact the buyer.

    Engaging in any activity that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or that interferes with the performance, availability, or accessibility of the website is strictly prohibited.

    7. Registration

    You may register for an account with our website. During this process, you may be required to choose a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords and account information and agree not to share your passwords, account information, or secured access to our website or services with any other person. You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website because you are responsible for all activities that occur through the use of your passwords or accounts. You must notify us immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

    After account termination, you will not attempt to register a new account without our permission.

    8. Refund and Return policy

    8.1 Right of withdrawal

    Customers who buy your products have the right to withdraw within 7 days without giving any reason.

    The withdrawal period will expire after 7 days from the day on which they acquire, or a third-party other than the carrier and indicated by them acquires, physical possession of the last good, or physical possession of the last lot or piece.

    To exercise the right of withdrawal, customers must inform us of their decision to withdraw from the transaction by an unequivocal statement (for example a letter sent by post, fax, or email). Our contact details can be found below. You may use the attached model withdrawal form, but it is not obligatory.

    If they use this option, we will communicate an acknowledgement of receipt of such a withdrawal on a durable medium (for example by email) without delay.

    To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for them to send their communication concerning their exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.

    8.2 Effects of withdrawal

    After a customer has withdrawn, we shall reimburse them all payments received, including the costs of delivery (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from their choice of a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by you), without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about their decision to withdraw. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as they used for the initial transaction unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement.

    They shall send back the goods without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which they communicate their withdrawal. The deadline is met if they send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired.

    We may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back or they have supplied evidence of having back the goods in the same condition they were sent, whichever is the earliest.

    They will have to bear the direct cost of returning the goods.

    They will be liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics, and functioning of the goods.

    Please note that there are some legal exceptions to the right to withdraw, and some items can therefore not be returned or exchanged. You should let the buyer know if this applies in your particular case.

    8.3 Vendor responsibility

    As a Vendor (or ‘Seller’), for all of your products you will accept and process returns, refunds and adjustments in accordance with these Terms and Conditions published on the Site at the time of the applicable order, and we may inform customers that these policies apply to your products. Customers are not subject to restocking or refund processing fees when a Seller applies a refund.

    You will determine and calculate the amount of all refunds and adjustments (including any taxes, shipping and handling or other charges) or other amounts to be paid by you to buyers in connection with Theafrofest.com marketplace purchases. We will provide any such payments to the buyers (which may be in the same payment form originally used to purchase your product), and you will reimburse us for all amounts so paid.  We may offset such payments against any amounts to be remitted or paid by Theafrofest.com to seller under this marketplace agreement or seek reimbursement from seller via any of the means authorized under this marketplace agreement. You will promptly provide refunds and adjustments that you are obligated to provide under the applicable Theafrofest.com Terms and Conditions and as required by law, and in no case later than thirty (30) days after the obligation arises.

    9. Content posted by you

    We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, forums, message boards, ratings and reviews, and various social media services. It might not be feasible for us to screen or monitor all content that you or others may share or submit on or through our website. However, we reserve the right to review the content and to monitor all use of and activity on our website, and remove or reject any content in our sole discretion. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that your content will comply with these Terms and Conditions and must not be illegal or unlawful or infringe any person’s legal rights.

    10. Idea submission

    Do not submit any ideas, inventions, works of authorship, or other information that can be considered your own intellectual property that you would like to present to us unless we have first signed an agreement regarding the intellectual property or a non-disclosure agreement. If you disclose it to us absent such written agreement, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media.

    11. Termination of use

    We may, in our sole discretion, at any time modify or discontinue access to, temporarily or permanently, the website or any Service thereon. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of your access to, or use of, the website or any content that you may have shared on the website. You will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment, even if certain features, settings, and/or any Content you have contributed or have come to rely on, are permanently lost. You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

    12. Warranties and liability

    Nothing in this section will limit or exclude any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to limit or to exclude. This website and all content on the website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, as to the availability, accuracy, or completeness of the Content. We make no warranty that:

    • this website or our products or services will meet your requirements;
    • this website will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis;
    • the quality of any product or service purchased or obtained by you through this website will meet your expectations.

    Nothing on this website constitutes or is meant to constitute, legal, financial or medical advice of any kind. If you require advice you should consult an appropriate professional.

    The following provisions of this section will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and will not limit or exclude our liability in respect of any matter which it would be unlawful or illegal for us to limit or to exclude our liability. In no event will we be liable for any direct or indirect damages (including any damages for loss of profits or revenue, loss or corruption of data, software or database, or loss of or harm to property or data) incurred by you or any third party, arising from your access to, or use of, our website.

    Except to the extent any additional contract expressly states otherwise, our maximum liability to you for all damages arising out of or related to the website or any products and services marketed or sold through the website, regardless of the form of legal action that imposes liability (whether in contract, equity, negligence, intended conduct, tort or otherwise) will be limited to the total price that you paid to us to purchase such products or services or use the website. Such limit will apply in the aggregate to all of your claims, actions and causes of action of every kind and nature.

    13. Privacy

    To access our website and/or services, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself as part of the registration process. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.

    We take your personal data seriously and are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not use your email address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by us to you will only be in connection with the provision of agreed products or services.

    We have developed a policy to address any privacy concerns you may have. For more information, please see our Privacy Statement and our Cookie Policy.

    14. Export restrictions / Legal compliance

    Access to the website from territories or countries where the Content or purchase of the products or Services sold on the website is illegal is prohibited. You may not use this website in violation of export laws and regulations of South Africa.

    15. Assignment

    You may not assign, transfer or sub-contract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms and conditions, in whole or in part, to any third party without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment in violation of this Section will be null and void.

    16. Breaches of these Terms and conditions

    Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms and Conditions, if you breach these Terms and Conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including temporarily or permanently suspending your access to the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website, and/or commence legal action against you.

    17. Force majeure

    Except for obligations to pay money hereunder, no delay, failure or omission by either party to carry out or observe any of its obligations hereunder will be deemed to be a breach of these Terms and conditions if and for as long as such delay, failure or omission arises from any cause beyond the reasonable control of that party.

    18. Indemnification

    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses, relating to your violation of these Terms and conditions, and applicable laws, including intellectual property rights and privacy rights. You will promptly reimburse us for our damages, losses, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of such claims.

    19. Waiver

    Failure to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision:

    20. Language

    These Terms and Conditions will be interpreted and construed exclusively in English. All notices and correspondence will be written exclusively in that language.

    21. Entire agreement

    These Terms and Conditions, together with our privacy statement and cookie policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and The AfroFest Events in relation to your use of this website (theafrofest.com).

    22. Updating of these Terms and conditions

    We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. It is your obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions for changes or updates. The date provided at the beginning of these Terms and Conditions is the latest revision date. Changes to these Terms and Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this website. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of your acceptance to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

    23. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

    A. Applicable Law

    These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of South Africa. Any disputes relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa. If any part or provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a court or other authority to be invalid and/or unenforceable under applicable law, such part or provision will be modified, deleted and/or enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of these Terms and Conditions. The other provisions will not be affected.

    B. Agreement to Arbitrate

    You and The Afrofest Events each agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen, or may arise, between you and The Afrofest Events (or any related third parties) that relate in any way to or arise out of this or previous versions of the User Agreement, your use of or access to our Services, the actions of The Afrofest Events or its agents, or any products or services sold, offered, or purchased through our Services shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than in court.

    24. Vendor Fees and Payment

    The Vendor fees (or commissions) we charge for using our Services are listed on our site consist of 15% flat fee on each sale. This fee will be automatically deducted from the earnings you receive from a sale.

    We may change our seller fees from time to time by informing sellers, using their email provided in their registration process, 14 days in advance, but with no advance notice required for temporary promotions or any changes that result in the reduction of fees.

    If you are a seller, you are liable for transaction fees arising out of all sales made using some or all of our Services, even if sales terms are finalized or payment is made outside of Theafrofest.com. In particular, if you offer or reference your contact information or ask a buyer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of Theafrofest.com, you may be liable to pay a final value fee applicable to that item, even if the item doesn’t sell, given your usage of our Services for the introduction to a buyer.

    The funds in your Account will be automatically transferred by EFT to your designated account for Completed Sales on the 25th of each month. You may manually request a transfer at a different day by contacting us directly, and allowing us 48 business hours to process the transfer after written acknowledgement of receiving your request.

     25. Shipping expectations

    All orders should be shipped to customers within 72hrs. Failure to provide shipment notification within 4 days may cause your transaction and any associated payment to be canceled at our sole discretion. Upon agreeing to these Terms and Conditions as a Vendor, you are contracted to adhere to your responsibility to deliver the items contained within an order to the Buyer and you waive your ability to win any disputes if the customer says the package did not arrive due to not having Delivery Confirmation or Tracking.

    Many buyers prefer Vendors to get Tracking / Delivery Confirmation for an item that has been purchased. Tracking / Delivery Confirmation provides the date, time, and location of the delivery or delivery attempt and can be tracked online. The Vendor waives the ability to win any disputes if the customer says the package did not arrive should they choose not to follow that recommendation.

    26. Contact information

    This website is owned and operated by The AfroFest Events.

    You can contact us by emailing us at the following address: info@theafrofest.com


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