Celebrity Services Africa’s Activate division creates & realizes events (from public to black tie) as well as multi-media, from TV production to documentaries and film assets for digital media as well as music producing & licensing and special projects (including product concept & development).


Event Design & Strategy   •   Guest List Curation   •   Budgeting & Sponsorship   •   Full Event Implementation & Management   •   Storyline & Production Concept Development   •   Risk Assessment   •   Permits & Certificates   •   Stage & Set Design   •   Attaining Legal, Conformity & Municipal Certificates   •   Budgeting   •   Structural Engineering Consultation   •   Accreditation Mgmt & Software Integration   •   Show & Artistic Direction   •   Television/Screen Show Direction   •   Cleansing Assessment   •   Decor Design   •   Entertainment   •   Stakeholder Services   •   Logistics   •   Project management   •   Lighting Logistics & Design   •   Travel & Transport Logistics and Management   •   Green Integration & Carbon Offsetting   •   Photographic Services   •   Script & Speech-Writing   •   Disaster Management   •   Rigging Logistics   •   Event Sponsorship Procurement   •   Security   •   Invitations & RSVP


Host city welcome party: FIFA 2010 World Cup

CSA managed the production of a massive show and street parade, as well as a performance by R. Kelly, to launch the City of Cape Town’s World Cup experience of FIFA 2010.

The Mandela Legacy Canvas Event

The Mandela Legacy Canvas Event was held in Cape Town’s City Hall in July, 2011, to celebrate former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s Birthday. CSA conceptualised the event, produced the show and raised R3 million for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the Mayor of Cape Town’s charities. CSA managed the event and publicity for the handover of the massive canvas to the successful bidder, British American Tobacco, South Africa. CSA also facilitated the presence of several high-profile celebrities at the event.

The FIFA 2010 World Cup Fan Walk

Named “Cape Town’s greatest World Cup event,” CSA conceptualised, produced and managed all logistics and coordinated all entertainment for the Host City Fan Walk for The City of Cape Town in 2010.

Festive lights switch-on event for Cape Town City Council

From 2004 to 2008, and in 2010 and 2012, CSA conceptualised the massive and successful street events and carnival parades for this beloved Cape Town event. CSA also managed all logistics, artists, security and technical aspects of these events.

World Design Capital New Year’s Eve Event Celebration, 2013/2014

Ending the year off in style, CSA produced & managed the World Design Capital 2014 New Year’s Eve party on Cape Town’s Grand Parade. Under the aegis of the International Design Council, World Design Capital status is afforded to cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life. Cape Town is the first city in the global south to have been awarded the status. Celebrating the occasion, CSA produced a dance music event that included a unique, triangular stage and effects.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards

For the prestigious Johnnie Walker Blue AABLA Awards, CSA managed all branding and event requirements for the client, Diageo Reserve. CSA managed this event throughout the regional rounds in Logos, Nigeria; Kigali, Rwanda; Johannesburg, South Africa; as well as the grand finale in Durban. The AABLAs celebrate Africa’s business leaders in a number of categories across the continent.

Elite Model Look

CSA was appointed by Da Banda Model Management to handle the event management for the final of ELITE MODEL LOOK SOUTH AFRICA at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg in October. The world’s largest and most renowned international modelling contest, Elite Model Look holds contests around the world in search of the world’s next top model (a world final is held annually in a different country each year). Performers at EMLSA included Locnville and Toya De Lazy.

Remembering Madiba – National Days of Importance

December 6 – 15, 2013:
CSA was afforded the honour & privilege to be the appointed event management company by the City of Cape Town for a series of events to celebrate the life of the father of the South African nation, Former President Nelson Mandela, upon his passing on December 5. The 10 days of events held in front of the balcony at the Cape Town City Hall.



South Africa’s seminal music show which launched the careers of numerous South African musicians, running for five seasons in the late 90s and early 2000s. In co-production with Urban Brew Studios.


A Very Bonang Year (SABC 1):

2019 was one super successful year for SA’s biggest entertainment star, Bonang Matheba. “A Very Bonang Year” takes viewers on Queen B’s ride of her life as she journeys around the world. In association with Red Button Films.





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