Durbanites Gear Up For The Annual Baba Indaba

After five years, the SABC Education Baba Indaba is still bursting at the seams with inspirational ideas, information from expert exhibitors, great bargains and loads of fun for the family. There are many prizes up for grabs; one lucky attendee will win a high tea at the newly revamped Oyster Box Hotel.  The winner could get together with a group of friends for an upmarket, relaxing day sipping tea and feasting on cakes and pastries, perfect for a baby shower!

SABC Education Baba Indaba is not just about babies; toddlers will love the Muppets from Takalani Sesame who perform daily shows on stage, at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. They also get to meet and play with the Muppets, learning numeracy, literacy and life-skills knowledge in the process.  You’ll have a unique opportunity to have your photo taken with the Muppets on stage in conjunction with Sanlam.

Exciting news for parents is that the launch of the Kids Indaba concept will be taking place concurrently with the SABC Education Baba Indaba. This brand new concept is a first in Africa, catering for 6 – 12 year old children.

At Kids Indaba there will be jumping castles; art classes; a soccer zone; walk on water balls; Spur and My School, ‘Show Me your Moves’ competition! The ReadRight initiative in conjunction with The Sunday Times is a charity project to raise funds for underprivileged youth and will offer an area with books on sale as well as story-telling in a comfy environment. Bayete Zulu is giving away an amazing holiday for a family of four worth R22 000 but you must be there to stand a chance to win this incredible prize!

Doors open from 09h30 until 17h00 each day and entry to Baba Indaba is R45.00 at the door for adults, kids below five gain free entrance.  Decorex is running concurrently at the ICC and entry to the SABC Education Baba Indaba and Kids Indaba will entitle you to R10 off your ticket for Decorex and vice versa.

Entry to the Kids Indaba area will be R15 per child and includes a free gift. Children are welcome to play in this area for as long as they wish.

For both events, grandparents are admitted free on Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online.  When you purchase your tickets, you don’t just get an affordable entry to a fantastic expo, you also get to make a difference: The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust will receive 5% of the income from the ticket sales.


Photos and further information:

Lesley Fahey

SABC Education Publicity

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About Baba Indaba

The SABC Education Baba Indaba is South Africa’s premier baby, toddler and parenting expo. It is held annually in Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg, inspiring parents and moms-to-be countrywide to enjoy their baby, pregnancy and parenthood. Baba Indaba brings manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of parenting products together with parents, parents-to-be and even grandparents, to provide information and show specials – all with lots of fun. From 2010, a brand new event, Kids Indaba, will run alongside Baba Indaba, catering for 6 – 12 year olds. Also in 2010, the SABC Education Baba Indaba will be held at Nasrec, close to Soweto for the first time.

In November 2009, the Cape TownBaba Indaba won the EXSA Award for Top Exhibition of the Year, while the Baba Indaba experience secured the title of Most Memorable Event. In 2008, the DurbanBaba Indaba won the EXSA Award for the best consumer exhibition of the year in its category for the second time. Director of Baba Indaba, Natalie Naude is the recent winner of the Top Gender Empowered Company in the Emergent Companies and SMME’s Category in the prestigious Top Women Awards 2009.




About Kids Indaba

For the first time in South Africa an exhibition will focus on the 6-12 year old children.  The expo will include educational exhibits, entertainment, fashion, sporting and physical activities, healthy living and toys, making it a really great day out for primary school children that will be great fun, safe and developmental.   The Kids Indaba brand is designed to appeal to mothers as well as the children themselves.  Kids should find the brand fun and ‘cool’ while parents should see the entertainment and developmental value.

The expo will be held in Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town, Soweto and Sandton.  Running in tandem with the already popular Baba Indaba it will cater for the needs and aspirations of the children in this age group and their parents.