Events In SA: Expos and Sports July 2019

From dog shows to running festivals we’ve got you covered with all the hip and happening expos and sports events going on across South Arica in July.


The World of Dogs and Cats

19-21 July | Johannesburg

This year’s WODAC Pet Expo wags its tail at Gallagher Convention Centre, with the Hall of Dogs, Hall of Cats and Hall of Reptiles complemented by the Magic of Horses exhibition.

You will also find exotic pets, birds and fish, including a large koi exhibit.

The show promises everything from treats and toys to nutrition, health and wellness solutions.

World of Dogs and Cats Expo

Sports Events

Cape Town Festival of Running

20-21 July | Cape Town

Now in its 21st year, this event starts and finishes on the famous Sea Point Promenade, offering four distance options over two days.

You have the fun 5x5km relay, the 21km, the 50km and the 100km Ultra, which serves as a Two Oceans Marathon qualifier.

Carling Black Label Cup

27 July | Johannesburg

The local soccer season kicks off in style, with Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates going head-to-head for the Carling Black Label Cup.

It is a game unlike any other: the fans use social media to pick the starting XIs, bring on rolling substitutes, and call the shots from the virtual sidelines.

The referee is also mic’d up, so you will get to hear exactly what is happening on the field.

Walk the talk

MTN Walk The Talk With 702

28 July | Johannesburg

This huge walking event (with over 50 000 participants) caters to all fitness levels and abilities, from the 5km family walk, to the longer 8km and 15km walks, to the main 25km Walk for

Democracy, which passes some of Joburg’s most iconic landmarks. Entry fees go toward communities across the city as part of the Walk the Talk Legacy Project.

Springboks vs Australia

20 July | Johannesburg

It is a rugby World Cup year, so South Africa will only host two home rugby union test matches, in a shortened rugby championship.

The first of these is against Australia at Ellis Park, the site of the Springboks’ historic 1995 World Cup triumph. This will be a rare chance to see the Boks in action at home in 2019, so expect a big crowd.