Known for serving those who serve, Assupol has been a proud sponsor of the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival for 8 years.

“As we prepare to commemorate and honour Bra Hugh’s legacy again through this festival, we also commemorate the 4th anniversary of Bra Hugh’s passing. And in the true South African spirit of unity, this support will make a bigger impact in preserving our nation’s heritage for future generations.” - Velmah Nzembela, Head of Group Corporate Affairs, Assupol

This year's Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival theme of "Looking Ahead ... And What We Bring With Us" will be realised through a line-up inclusive of renowned musicians such as Msaki, Berita, Mandisi Dyantyi, Langa Mavuso and many more.


Date:  Sunday, 23 January 2022

Time: 8pm


Hashtags and Handles: Using the official hashtag #HMHFest2022, festival watchers are encouraged to be part of the conversation on Twitter via @HughMasekela and on Facebook at HughMasekelaZA


Assupol Life is a proudly South African insurance company which began in 1913 as a burial society. From that modest and caring beginning, it has grown into a fully-fledged life-insurer, serving those who serve and often leading with innovative products and services. Assupol provides funeral, life, savings and retirement products to South Africans and remains a trusted insurer to its clients.

From his birth to his passing Hugh Masekela’s most ardent passion was the restoration, promotion and evolution of African identity, heritage and culture. The Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation is an expression of that passion, that legacy, through the creation of cultural information facilities, the support and incubation of heritage arts, and the dissemination of this information and cultural inheritance throughout the African Diaspora and the world. The Foundation’s specific focus is in the areas of African History and Languages, Genealogy, Inter-generational Communication, Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Visual and Culinary Arts.