Johannesburg Athletics stadium is a state-of-the-art,
high tech, multipurpose Stadium. In May 2002, the management
of the stadium was taken over by Ellis Park Stadium
Sports (Pty) Ltd.
The Stadium is situated east of the Johannesburg City
Centre in the Ellis Park Sports Precinct, which incorporates
Ellis Park Stadium, Standard Bank Arena, Ellis Park
Tennis Stadium and the world class Ellis Park Swimming
Pool. Facilities which will be used for the ‘Twenty
Thousand Drums’ event are available, e.g. Parking.
The stadium includes a well equipped medical centre
which will be operating on the day of the event should
there be any medical requirement.
Creative design of the event
The 2 main themes of the event are:
The 7 rainbow colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
indigo & violet, which symbolises ‘South Africa
the Rainbow Nation of the World’.
12 positive affirmations: UNITY, JOY, HOPE, LOVE, TRUST,
TRUTH, RESPECT, CREATIVITY, PURPOSE, COMPASSION, HARMONY
& FREEDOM - to instil positive values and create
a positive spirit.
themes have the underlying effect of healing. The colour,
used in conjunction with positive affirmations, combined
with the power of the experience of drumming and the
emotional lift the participants will experience…
all this will have an tremendous overall healing and
transformational effect on the participants, emotionally
and spiritually, which will have ongoing effects in
T-shirts in the 7 rainbow colours will be printed to
give to all the 25,000 drumming participants. The t-shirts
will be on their seats when they arrive, and when worn
by all the participants, will create the look of a rainbow
in the stadium. Each t-shirt will have 2 different affirmations;
one on the front and one on the back, so every t-shirt
will be unique and each person will be given two special
affirmations. The front of the t-shirt will also have
the ‘Twenty Thousand Drums’ funky-babe logo.
The Sponsors’ logo will be printed on the sleeve.
Flags - will follow the same theme of rainbow colours
and affirmations and will be flying on flagpoles in
the open side of the stadium.
Banners – following the affirmation theme, will
be strategically placed around the field of the stadium
Six Sponsors banners will also be placed on the field
This platform will be erected centre field and the dress
of the platform will have the ‘Twenty Thousand
drums’ funky-babe logo, and a Sponsors logo on
each corner of the platform.
There will be 4 speaker stacks, one in each corner of
the field. The stacks will be dressed following the
rainbow theme with the funky-babe logo and the Sponsors
The drums are to be placed on the field track of the
stadium, and will be arranged in the 12 different affirmations.
Each drum will have a webbing strap with the Sponsors
logo printed on it.
A Joint operations Committee – JOC - will be established
for the event. A representative of each organisation
(police, traffic, fire department, security, etc.) will
be present in a central office at the stadium for the
smooth running, control and overseeing of all aspects
of the event.
provided for the children
Sponsorship of food hampers is going to be obtained
for the children on the day of the event. The hampers
will contain items such as crisps, peanuts, fruit, a
cool drink / fruit juice & water. No cooked food
will be part of the hampers to ensure the health &
safety of the children.
are several possible dates chosen to host the first
annual event of ‘Twenty Thousand Drums’.
The dates are dependant on when the funding is received
for the event.
1st December 2006 – Aids Day – in collaboration
with Next Aid
· 16th June 2007 – Partnership with SHG
and Department of Arts & Culture
· September 2007 – International Delphic
Games opening ceremony
beating to us educators relief stress.
To learners makes them to rejoice. It also reminds us
of BLACK CULTURE.
NB. To me and my learners we are saying FORWARD WITH
20 000 DRUMS FORWARD!”
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