Malatji said the reason for this is because “people think Homecoming is a black thing or Oppi is an Afrikaans thing and since we are both leaders in our fields it only made sense for us to join forces”.

“It’s always going to be humbling for a 20-year beast like Oppi to put their confidence in you,” said Malatji, adding that he thinks both brands benefited immensely and next year they aim to “keep up with our [HomeComing Picnic]’s ‘SHIFT | THE | CULTURE’ philosophy by diversifying [their] stage and contributing a wholesome music and entertainment experience”.

HomeComing Picnic is a Pretoria-based event that was founded in 2008 as a way for old friends that had moved away for varsity to see each other again. The picnic soon came to incorporate live musicians as well as a charity initiative that sees the profit of at least one of the four annual picnics donated to community service projects.

Photo: Eddie Mafa

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