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South Africa's most iconic expo returns
The Rand Show is one of this country's most memorable events on the annual entertainment calendar, and the expo returns this April with an exhilarating offering sure to please the whole family. Running from 6-10 April 2023, SA's largest consumer exhibition will take place at The Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. 25 Jan 2023 Read more

Small business gets good news after 2 years of Covid
The Rand Show - the feel-good show. As preparations are already underway for the Rand Show 2023, the management team communicates more feel-good news - a welcome respite from the bad news in the past two years - and encouraging news for the terribly hit events and exhibition sector. 24 May 2022 Read more

Commission embarks on an outreach awareness drive at the Rand Show
From 13 April to 18 April 2022, the Competition Commission will be exhibiting at Southern Africa's largest consumer largest consumer exhibition, the Rand Show. The exhibition is an integral part of the Commission's outreach communication and advocacy drive aimed at raising awareness on the work of the Commission and its impact on day-to-day lives of the South African citizens. At this Open Exhibition, members of the public will have a rare opportunity to have face-to-face interaction with the leadership and staff of the Competition Commission while learning more about the work of the Commission continue to impact their lives. 14 Apr 2022 Read more

Gems 2022 partnership with the Rand Show
The Government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems), largest restricted medical scheme, is a proud partner of the 2022 Rand Show, host of the country's most loved lifestyle exhibition platform. 14 Apr 2022 Read more

Lesotho: Providing water and great travel options
Visit The Rand Show 2022 and get the Lesotho experience. 14 Apr 2022 Read more

The Rand Show is back - the countdown to 13 April has begun
Following two years of notable absence due to Covid-19, one of Johannesburg's proudest and longest-standing traditions is back. Rand Show 2022 returns to Nasrec in the week of 13-18 April 2022. And among some of the biggest drawcards this year are an exclusive music festival featuring some of South Africa's best-known artists; a reality cooking competition; adventurous all-day kids' activities and activations, and of course, exhilarating carnival rides. With just 61 days to go, tickets are available online now. 11 Feb 2022 Read more

Rand Show announces rebrand, launches brand partnership opportunities
The Rand Show, South Africa's largest consumer lifestyle experience, is pleased to announce a major rebranding exercise. The show, which is under a completely new management team led by seasoned marketing professional Adele Hartdegen, has undergone a series of changes to the design and implementation of the event; not only due to changes required for Covid compliance, but also to broaden its reach to first-time visitors of the six-day experience. 26 Nov 2021 Read more

Will you be there? The Rand Show Spring Edition brings you a 6-day family fun spectacle with amazing prices up for grabs!
The wait is finally over! In just a few days we will be opening the highly anticipated Rand Show Spring edition at Fourways Mall. 21 Sep 2021 Read more

Rand Show Spring Edition in Fourways
Everything you should know. 23 Aug 2021 Read more

Introducing the Rand Show Spring Edition
Same show, different venue, and an awesome lineup of activities and entertainment! 5 Aug 2021 Read more

Rand Show ready for even more exhibitors for 2019 celebratory event
Over 90% of 2018 exhibitors will return in 125th annual festival 20 Aug 2018 Read more

Rand Show 2018 saw visitors spend R50m in 10 days
Middle income visitors are the Show's solid base, returning to spend more each year 31 Jul 2018 Read more

90% of Rand Show exhibitors set to return in 2019
90% of exhibitors that participated in the 2018 Rand Show at the Johannesburg Expo Centre intend to participate in the 2019 event, citing significant improvements to the show as their primary reason for returning to Johannesburg's most iconic showcase. 4 Jul 2018 Read more

The Rand Show still a firm family favourite
Despite some rainy days, nothing could put a dampener on the festive atmosphere and bustle of activity at the Rand Show 2018, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) in Nasrec from Friday, 30 March, to Sunday, 8 April 2018. 18 Apr 2018 Read more

Fight or flight at HWA's wrestling matches at the Rand Show
When the Honours Wrestling Association (HWA) heard the Afrikaans term, "local is lekker", they took it literally. They will be going on tour around South Africa, with the first show of the tour starting at the 2018 Rand Show. 19 Mar 2018 Read more

Milanos come out victorious at second round of Castle Africa 5s tournament
The second Castle Africa five-a-side qualifying tournament took place on Saturday with 16 teams competing at Rustic Indoors in Fourways. The 16 teams came with the eye on the prize, an opportunity to go through to the national final being held at the Rand Show from Wednesday, 4, to Saturday, 7 April 2018. 14 Mar 2018 Read more

South African leg of Castle Africa five-a-side soccer tournament kicks off
The South African leg of Africa's biggest five-a-side tournament kicked off at Old Parks Fast Sports Fusion 5-A-Side Arena this past Saturday. A total of 16 teams from across Gauteng pitched for the opening games, the teams were split into four teams of four where they battled it out to the semi-finals with the two winning teams of the day going through to the national tournament taking place at the Rand Show from Wednesday, 4, to Saturday, 7 April 2018. 9 Mar 2018 Read more

Rand Show to host South African leg of Africa's largest amateur five-a-side football tournament, Castle Africa 5s
Rand Show 2018 plays host to a fiercely fought battle of amateur five-a-side football teams vying to represent South Africa at the Castle Africa 5s. 6 Mar 2018 Read more

Rand Show launches inaugural House of Horrors
The Rand Show is pleased to announce a new addition to its entertainment line-up for 2018. The House of Horrors is experiential theatre for those who live life on the edge and are not afraid to face their fears. 28 Feb 2018 Read more

SANDF set to wow Rand Show visitors!
Tens of thousands of Rand Show visitors annually rate the massive SANDF static display, explosive capability demonstration and entertaining arena programme a highlight of their visit to the Rand Show and 2018 will be no exception! 2 Feb 2018 Read more

Indulge in all things Indian at Experience India feature at the Rand Show 2018
Organisers of the Rand Show 2018, Dogan Exhibitions & Events, are pleased to announce the inaugural Experience India feature, a specialised Indian retail experience scheduled to place from Friday, 30 March, to Sunday, 8 April 2018. 29 Jan 2018 Read more

Invitation to participate at the new Motor City @ Rand Show 2018
Among the highlights of the 2018 Rand Show is the Motor City, a one-of-its-kind motor show aimed at offering motor dealers the opportunity to connect with a large gathering of consumers from all parts of South Africa. 7 Dec 2017 Read more

Skills & Futures Zone @ Rand Show: Informing future leaders
The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are pleased to announce the launch of the Skills & Futures Zone, a brand new interactive, dynamic and informative new exhibition zone at Rand Show 2018. 30 Nov 2017 Read more

Rand Show 2018 welcomes Toy Adventures to Kids Expo
The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are delighted to announce the addition of another quality exhibitor! Toy Adventures will join the line-up of exciting new exhibitors, exhibiting at the Rand Show for the first time, at the Kids Expo @ Rand Show. 24 Nov 2017 Read more

Lifestyle Expo @ Rand Show showcases the best in local indoor and outdoor design
The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are delighted to announce the unveiling of the Lifestyle Expo @ Rand Show 2018 - yet another innovative, exciting and highly interactive platform that will showcase the very best that South African design has to offer the savvy South African consumer. 18 Aug 2017 Read more

Showcase SA @ Rand Show: Connecting the public sector with South African audiences
The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are pleased to announce the launch of the Showcase SA Expo @ Rand Show, an exciting expo that will provide an opportunity for public sector, government departments and parastatals to interact directly with Rand Show visitors, at one of the largest and most successful consumer exhibitions in South Africa today. 2 Aug 2017 Read more

Rand Show announces new Kids Expo
The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are delighted to announce the launch of a definitive new event aimed at the whole family, with the launch of the Kids Expo @ Rand Show. This is a one-of-a-kind event that caters to the whole family, from expectant parents, to tots, kids, tweens and teens. 21 Jul 2017 Read more

Exciting new opportunity for sporting brands with launch of Sports Expo @ Rand Show 2018
The organisers of Rand Show 2018 are pleased to announce another first, and industry game-changer, with the launch of the Sports Expo @ Rand Show. As a one-of-a-kind event aimed at families, athletes, fitness fanatics, as well as professional and amateur sports lovers, the Sports Expo @ Rand Show will provide exhibitors of sports brands, equipment and gear with an excellent opportunity to introduce new products and services to consumers, while reaching a broad profile of untapped target audiences. 20 Jul 2017 Read more

Rand Show 2018 to provide definitive consumer experience
The largest consumer exhibition in South Africa, the Rand Show, will return to the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) at Nasrec in 2018 from Friday, 30 March, to Sunday, 8 April. 14 Jul 2017 Read more

Countdown begins to the best weekend ever: Last chance to catch all the action of Rand Show 2017
You've got just days left to experience all the fun that the Rand Show has to offer, as SA's biggest consumer expo gears up for a bumper closing weekend full of top-class entertainment. 20 Apr 2017 Read more

Aftelling begin vir die beste naweek nog: Laaste kans om al die aksie van die Randse Skou 2017 te geniet
Jy het slegs 'n paar dae oor om al die pret wat die Randse Skou aanbied te geniet as SA se grootste verbruikerekspo gerat raak vir 'n uitsonderlike Afsluitingsnaweek vol topgehalte vermaak. 20 Apr 2017 Read more

Rand Show will find out who's the strongest of them all
The search is on for South Africa's strongest man. Prepare for a clash of the titans on the closing weekend of the Rand Show, as the big boys battle it out to see who is SA's Strongest Man 2017. 18 Apr 2017 Read more

Prepare for an awesome display of military power from the SANDF at the Rand Show
This year, the SANDF is going big, spanning in a veritable squadron of awe-inspiring jets and helicopters for its much-anticipated arena capability displays at the Rand Show. 12 Apr 2017 Read more

Have fun with maths in Sanlam's mini-town at the Rand Show
Maths skills are integral to a learner's development, which is why Sanlam has developed an educational roadshow tour - Every 1 Counts - with the characters of children's TV show Takalani Sesame. 12 Apr 2017 Read more

Johannesburg Design Week to launch at Rand Show 2017
With the launch of an exciting first for Gauteng - Johannesburg Design Week 2017 - South Africa's biggest consumer exhibition, the Rand Show, proves it's not just another expo. 11 Apr 2017 Read more

The Rand Show brings science to life in the Wonderful World of Why workshops
It's new, it's messy, it's gooey, and the kids are going to love it. It's the Wonderful World of Why, a series of brand-new interactive science workshops exclusive to the Rand Show 2017. 11 Apr 2017 Read more

Get nutty about science in “The Magic of Science” at the Rand Show 2017
International science education brand the Nutty Scientists brings a new interactive science show full of magical reactions and explosive fun to the Rand Show 2017. 10 Apr 2017 Read more

The search is on... Could you be the Rand Show's MiTalent 2017 winner?
If you can bring a crowd to its feet, if you have star quality enough to light up a stage, then you need to be a part of the Rand Show's MiTalent 2017. 10 Apr 2017 Read more

SANDF pulls out all the stops for its 2017 appearance at the Rand Show
They're back! The Department of Defence and the SA National Defence Force are once again partnering with the Rand Show, promising visitors hours of interactive entertainment with extensive exhibitions and action-filled shows and demonstrations. 10 Apr 2017 Read more

SANW haal alles uit vir sy 2017-optrede by die Randse Skou
Hulle is terug! Die Departement van Verdediging en die SA Nasionale Weermag is weereens in vennootskap met die Randse Skou, wat ure se interaktiewe vermaak vir besoekers beloof met uitgebreide uitstallings en aksiebelaaide vertonings en demonstrasies. 10 Apr 2017 Read more

Turn up the vibe with BOUNCE at the Rand Show
New to the Rand Show, it's the BOUNCE Vibe Tribe. This group of uber-energetic athletes will be amping up the vibes at the Rand Show's new Action Zone on weekends, with a trampoline showcase that's as much fun for the audience as it is for the participants. 7 Apr 2017 Read more

Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017
In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe... one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year. 7 Apr 2017 Read more

Braai with the stars, at the Rand Show's celebrity braai competitions
This year, you can combine two great South African family traditions... out with the kids enjoying all the entertainment and fun the Rand Show has to offer, and savouring the smell of braai smoke and sizzling meat. 5 Apr 2017 Read more

Meet the menagerie at the Rand Show's animal farm
It just wouldn't be a show without the animals, which is why the Rand Show is bringing together a whole cast of flying, flapping, trotting, waddling, scurrying and slithering entertainers to delight families this year, at the Rand Show's animal farm. 5 Apr 2017 Read more

Kurt Darren and other great shows on stage at the Rand Show 2017
The Rand Show's Showtime Stage on the Esplanade is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a variety of great music and dance, talent and beauty shows, children's shows, and displays of strength from the strongmen. 5 Apr 2017 Read more

Flex your green fingers at the Rand Show 2017
Inspire your inner gardener at the Rand Show, where well-known horticulturist JJ van Rensburg of Garden World has a daily programme of DIY-garden-project workshops lined up. 3 Apr 2017 Read more

Get your kicks on the Rand Show's Route 66
Take a classic road trip with the Rand Show this year. Come feel the vibes of the iconic Route 66, with a display of classic cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia from the Shawn Tyler Museum, plus a full Cobra Backdraft build that will take place over 10 days. 31 Mar 2017 Read more

Chill in a world of Danone Frozen Yoghurt fun at the Rand Show 2017
Snow in Gauteng? Unlikely. In April? Only with Danone! An avalanche of frozen yoghurt fun awaits Rand Show visitors this year. 31 Mar 2017 Read more

Rand Show to host international Strongman Champions League qualifier
The SA Strongman Union has scooped a major strongman event for South Africa and the Rand Show, SA's biggest consumer expo. 29 Mar 2017 Read more

Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day
Are you an aspiring author? Are you hungry for tips and advice on how to get published? Then join four local authors at Authors' Day, the Rand Show's new half-day literary event. 27 Mar 2017 Read more

Johannesburg Design Week
The role of design and design thinking is having a far larger impact on business than it had several years back, especially here in South Africa. Local design and designers are becoming sought-after worldwide and as a nation we are creating some of the most exciting design that is currently taking shape worldwide. 20 Sep 2016 Read more

Rand Show 2017 dates finalised
The dates for the Rand Show 2017 have been finalised and we kick off a world-class exhibition on Friday, 14 April, with an action-packed agenda daily, until Sunday, 23 April. We have conducted a lot of research and although the show has seen great growth with our target audience over recent years, we have decided to further raise the bar. 2 Aug 2016 Read more