Pre-2004 Events

Pick n Pay’s Choice 94.7 Spinnathon 2002-2004

BMW International Polo 1989-2004

Style, sophistication and prestige define the annual BMW International Polo Series. Managed by HSP for 15 years until 2004, the series is still currently played against a touring international team each year, with the partnership between BMW South Africa and the SA Polo Association being one of the longest-running consecutive sports sponsorships in South Africa.

Cricket World Cup: ER24 Medical Management  2003

Spar Ladies Race 2002-2003

SAPPI Horse Trials 1989-2003

702 CHOC/Hospice Spinnathon 2001

Boyz II Men Tour of South Africa 1999

The members of Boyz II Men first met as students at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. After signing with Motown, the vocal group went on to become the biggest selling R&B group in music history and they rank right behind Elvis, The Beatles, and Mariah Carey as the artist with the most weeks spent at #1 on the Hot 100. Blending New Jack Swing, Pop and R&B vocals, their first album earned the group several Grammy nominations and commercial success.

Slow-Mag 94.7 Cycle Challenge1996-1997

In 1996, 94.7 Highveld Stereo together with Midrand Country Cyclists, decided to organise a cycle race for Gauteng, with HSP as the head to make it all happen. The idea was to create a world-class mass participation sporting event that would touch the heart of Joburg and capture the city’s competitive temperament. 4 500 cyclists participated in the event that year making it the biggest cycling event in Gauteng.

Camel Party Zone 1996

International dance acts 740 Boyz, Pizzaman, Clock and Gillette went on a whirlwind tour of South Africa to introduce the partygoers of the new South Africa to the vibrant new dance culture of the West. The Camel Party Zone saw the quartet of acts, plus some of Britain’s top deejays, liven up the atmosphere in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Mike and the Mechanics Tour of South Africa 1995

Mike Rutherford, who formed Mike and the Mechanics in 1985 as a solo project 18 years after co-founding the massively successful Genesis, played three shows in South Africa in August of 1995. Rutherford‘s tour took in Johannesburg’s Sandton Towers, Durban’s Village Green and Pretoria’s Saambou Arena, before covering much of England and Europe. HSP did all the logistics, marketing and venue management for the SA Tour.

Grants Whiskey Trade Launch 1994

UB40 Tour of South Africa 1994

Ali Campbell, lead singer of the British band UB40, remembers the band’s first ever tour of South Africa – a tour that drew crowds totalling 250 000 – as one of the most uplifting concerts he’s ever performed. HSP were the local organisers, taking on logistics, marketing, venue management, band liaison and involved in most elements of hosting the band. “The atmosphere at the time was the most positive I’ve ever seen of any country I’ve ever been to,” Campbell said. “It just seemed like the rainbow nation was going to happen. It was all about truth and reconciliation.”

The White Horse Derby 1990-1994

Billy Connolly Tour of South Africa 1992

William “Billy” Connolly is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname “The Big Yin”. etc.

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