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Queen B & Miss Universe announced as faces of Sun Met

2020-01-28 18:39
Bonang Matheba
Bonang Matheba

Cape Town - Level 6 at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), inspired the perfect setting for the official campaign launch of the 2020 Sun Met, capturing the imagination and minds of attending media, sponsors, celebrities and special guests in the Silo District. 

The Sun Met campaign revealed, award-winning media personality, television sensation and entrepreneur, Bonang Matheba who brings with her the House of BNG MCC as the official celebration partner.

“It is my great honour to join the celebration and the thrill of The Sun Met -Africa’s Richest Race Day. House of BNG and this year’s theme: African Luxury: Visionaries are a match made in heaven! We are excited to celebrate gorgeous fashion, the glamour of the races and all the lucky winners of the day!" commented Bonang Matheba.

Not to be outdone, recently crowned Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, joins Queen B as the face of African Luxury: Visionaries, the theme for the upcoming event.

Lead designer for Sun Met 2020 Palesa Mokubung styled and dressed both Matheba and Tunzi in her Mantsho designs for the campaign shoot.

“My vision for the Sun Met embodies African finesse and is inspired by a generation of Africans that are both global and still embrace their culture”, explained Mokubung. 

The theme calls on all race goers to feel inspired by their inner most vision, creativity and innovation and arrive ready to transform Africa’s Richest Race Day into a harmony of epic colour, style and imagination.

Anthony Leeming, Sun International Chief Executive commented: “We want to pay homage to the visionaries. To introduce a platform where creatives of all kinds can showcase their ideas. To write and share their stories through fashion, music, technology and horse racing. Where imagination comes to life in all aspects.”

The 2020 Sun Met entertainment line-up will feature “Africa is not a Jungle” which showcases the finest South African talent including global superstar, DJ and record producer DJ Black Coffee, Themba Nkosi and Da Capo.

Award-winning SAMA 'Record of the Year' winner Holly Rey will join the entertainment line-up along with choreographer and DJ, Courtnae Paul. HeartFM DJ’s Tyrone Paulsen, Codax and Vernon Carver will be on the decks throughout the day and during the after party.

All Sun Met ticket holders will once again have complimentary access to the official Sun Met After Party in the evening, as well as the ever-popular fashion show and best dressed competition during the day.

The City of Cape Town also joins the Sun Met stable as the official host city: “Cape Town is the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination and is the perfect location for the Sun Met. We have hosted many successful large-scale events and are confident that this year’s Sun Met will also be a memorable and special event. The race has been a staple on Cape Town’s event calendar for many years and events like these are very important in attracting local and foreign visitors to our city and boosting our local economy,” said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

“This event is starting to evolve into something truly special and Sun International are honored to welcome House of BNG and the City of Cape Town to the Sun Met family alongside great partners such as Phumelela, Circa, Tanqueray, Stella Artois, Capitec and American Swiss,” added Leeming.

The Sun Met takes place at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

More information can be found at

Social media:


Twitter - @SunMetZA

Facebook - @TheSunMet

Instagram - @officialsunmet

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