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Rumba in the Jungle is one of the two African based International Dance Festivals that were conceptualised and held outside the borders of the then apartheid government of South Africa (Lesotho-1971 and Bophuthatswana-1981). The purpose of these festivals was to afford all racial groups to share a common dancing platform during the era where Blacks were not allowed, by law, to share any platform/s with white people.

Sun City International Ballroom and Latin American Championships, as it was then known, was staged for the first time in Sun City on the 20th and 21st September 1981. During its multiple years of existence, the event has grown to become the biggest Dance Festival on the African Continent as it attracts over 2000 dancers on an international level. Support has grown from 6 to 16 overseas countries traveling to South Africa to participate in a weeklong event. In 1998, and due to its successes, the World Dance Council awarded South Africa to host, for the first time, the World Professional Dance Championships – Latin Division, where participants and audiences from 32 countries flocked into South Africa, Sun City. The event is staged under the umbrella of the South African Dance Foundation (NPC), a member of the World Dance Council, (WDC).

The partners of Rumba in the Jungle include the National Lotteries Commission, Sun City, North West Gambling Board, North West Department of Arts and Culture, TTT Foundation, Merakeng Foundation, SuperSport, SABC Television and CCIFSA. Other previous partners include RAMA, Giants of Latin, Andy Ross Orchestra, Plum Productions, and Euro-Sport. The Festival is destined to become Africa’s Grand Slam that aims to promote both local African Talent and Tourism

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Rumba in the Jungle is one of the two African based International Dance Festivals that were conceptualised and held outside the borders of the then apartheid government of South Africa (Lesotho-1971 and Bophuthatswana-1981). The purpose of these festivals was to afford all racial groups to share a common dancing platform during the era where Blacks were not allowed, by law, to share any platform/s with white people.

Sun City International Ballroom and Latin American Championships, as it was then known, was staged for the first time in Sun City on the 20th and 21st September 1981. During its multiple years of existence, the event has grown to become the biggest Dance Festival on the African Continent as it attracts over 2000 dancers on an international level. Support has grown from 6 to 16 overseas countries traveling to South Africa to participate in a weeklong event. In 1998, and due to its successes, the World Dance Council awarded South Africa to host, for the first time, the World Professional Dance Championships – Latin Division, where participants and audiences from 32 countries flocked into South Africa, Sun City. The event is staged under the umbrella of the South African Dance Foundation (NPC), a member of the World Dance Council, (WDC).

The partners of Rumba in the Jungle include the National Lotteries Commission, Sun City, North West Gambling Board, North West Department of Arts and Culture, TTT Foundation, Merakeng Foundation, SuperSport, SABC Television and CCIFSA. Other previous partners include RAMA, Giants of Latin, Andy Ross Orchestra, Plum Productions, and Euro-Sport. The Festival is destined to become Africa’s Grand Slam that aims to promote both local African Talent and Tourism

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One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready

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One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready

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