The Jabulani Amphitheatre is an outdoor theatre situated in the Soweto Theatre complex. This refurbished 6 000 seater arena is rich with South African history as it was an integral location for secret ANC meetings during the apartheid era.
Themba Consultants were part of the design team tasked with refurbishing the arena while upholding the rich cultural and social significance. Numerous meetings were held with heritage consultants as well as community liaison officers to determine the best way of achieving this.
Unique structural elements include a slender, large-span stage roof as well as a concrete cantilever bridge connecting the two sides of the theatre. This project was submitted as a nominee for the 2018 steel awards.