Forget Saint Lounge, the ANC are charging guests up to R2 million to attend their presidential gala dinner. Images via Twitter: @myanc/ @saintloungecpt

Forget Saint Lounge, ANC is charging R2m for table at gala dinner

Same WhatsApp group? Social media users are calling out the ridiculous prices of both Saint Lounge and the ANC’s 2023 gala dinner event…


Forget Saint Lounge, the ANC are charging guests up to R2 million to attend their presidential gala dinner. Images via Twitter: @myanc/ @saintloungecpt

Saint Lounge may be charging the price of a small home for a night at their club…but that pales in comparison to tickets on sale for the ANC’s annual presidential gala dinner.

The fundraiser – set to take place on Saturday, 7 January, in Bloemfontein – costs a cool R2 million for the highest package – a seat at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s table.

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On Saturday, the ANC will host their presidential gala dinner featuring President Cyril Ramaphosa. This forms part of the party’s 111th birthday celebrations.

The event takes place at 19:00 at the Imvelo Safari Lodge in Reddersburg in Bloemfontein. According to a promotional poster, the dress code is “strictly business.”

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Guest will be given a chance to mingle with ANC mayors, ministers, and MECS – the pricier the ticket, the more prominent the figure at the table.

According to the Progressive Business Forum, the initiative will grant individuals the chance to participate in “business matchmaking opportunities, international trade missions, and round table discussions.”

It added: “It is important for government to appreciate the impact of policy on business, and vice versa for business to have a sense of the objectives, direction, and challenges that government faces,” the forum writes on its website.

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“Through developing a better understanding of each other’s challenges and concerns, common ground can be developed to achieve a shared economic objective.”

Tickets are currently available through Ticketpro.

Here are the prices: 

  • Gold per seat – R95 000.00
  • Silver per seat – R30 000.00
  • Bronze per seat – R15 000.00
  • Nickle per seat – R10 000.00
  • Chrome per seat – R5 000.00

Packages for the full tables:

  • Titanium – R1,2 million – R2 million
  • Platinum – R1million – R1,6 million
  • Gold – R760 000.00

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Meanwhile, social media users have been comparing the ridiculous prices of both Saint Lounge’s R1 million “minimum spend” table booking and the ANC’s presidential gala dinner.

According to Saint director Toussaint Bashala, patrons often book the R1 million table to “network” with other high-profile figures – as is expected at the ANC gala dinner.