Help Sowaar Bar Rezone
#1This has been devastating for alternative music in whole. We need venues like Sowaar to actually be able to make a living doing what we love. Additionally, it is not only the bands and the venue that benefit from live entertainment. But sound companies, booking agents, door hosts, bouncer, lighting specialists etc.
Wim Die Blixem (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#2We need live music back at Sowaar!!!
Roxann Blair (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#3The Industry, being live music, is under supported and treated like lepers by our local government. In affect suppressing artistic growth and opertunuties for youth and cultures to grow. Sowaar Bar when able helped and often healed divides bettering an entire industry.
So I say: Let them play.
Nicholas Slabbert (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#4I love Sowaar Bar shows!
Almero Welgemoed (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#5Sowaar bar is like a home away feom home.
Helene Nel (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#8Helping a community out
Hesti Cronje (Alberton, 2023-09-01)
#10I support Sowaar Bar
Daniel Van der Westhuizen (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#14Sovaar bar must be allowed to rezone it's venue.
Danielle Malherbe (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#17I believe in this bar
Hardy Mills (Vereeniging , 2023-09-01)
#21I live close to Sowaar Bar and support South African musicians and small business owners.
Irma Smuts Neitz (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#23I believe live music benefits the customers and the artists in a challenging time.
Lauren GOUWS (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#25Our artists need somewhere to perform. Live shows contribute to the income of the venue and staff. We need to keep live entertainment alive.
Monika Kowalczyk (Vereeniging, 2023-09-01)
#26I LOVE this place and I LOVE live music and I LOVE the freedom to express it
Andre Kriel (Randburg, 2023-09-01)
#27Damn the man!!!!!
Barrett Cawood (Johannesburg , 2023-09-01)
#29Let's be reasonable. There is very few places left where the rock crowd can just listen to music.
There are illegal businesses and land owners getting away with pretty much what ever they feel like. This business is trying to do the right thing, the legal way and create employment.
Help this business do the right thing and take responsibility as well.
This is not on! Let Sowaar Bar rezone!
Adri Dames (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#32So Waar bar needs to stay. Just such an awesome place to get together with friends and enjoy live music together. Only have great memories that were made there.
Marelize Haasbroek (Centurion , 2023-09-01)
#34I support small businesses and the SA music scene.
Germandt Geldenhuys (Randburg, 2023-09-01)
#36We need live music back at Sowaar!
Gad de Combes (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#39Hope you guys get your live music license back...
Henno Kruger (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#41This is a great venue. Safe for customers, great staff.
Madri van der Sandt (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#42I want to help and to stand up against this bullying.
Lukas Potgieter (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#46Sowaar bar is being treated unfairly
Angela Ferreira (Germiston, 2023-09-01)
#48This is not right!!!!
Alicia Vermaak (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#49I love Sowaar bar. They supported us at Mieliepop and it's a great venue that supports local artists
Franscois Weideman (Kempton Park , 2023-09-01)
#50I love music
Renee Weber (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#51Sowaar bar is a great establishment with amazing staff that has brought an awesome vibe to the surrounding community. It will be a travesty to deny them the right to rezone and keep the project going. It also doesnt make sense that this is happening as Sowaar Bar is the only ever real successful venture at that location since the start.
Chris Merts (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#52I want to help Sowaar bar get back to having live shows!
Anriette Van Wyk (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#53Sowaar Bar is such a great place
Liezel Nieuwoudt (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#55I’m fed up with a-holes.
Eugéne Roux (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#57The live entertainment industry can’t afford to have anymore venues close their doors
Carl Dos Santos (Gauteng, 2023-09-01)
#59In Support of sowaarbar
dewald boshoff (brits, 2023-09-01)
#60We need live music venues in SA more than ever, and we don't need another one biting the dust. Let Sowaar legally rezone!
Matthew Nijland (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#63I stand with Sowaar Bar's cause.
Kobus van Rooyen (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#65Small businesses need our help, they feed families and Sowaar bar is fun!
Lenie HUYSEN (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#66This needs to be settled. We need live music veneus and sowaar bar is one of my favorites. Lets get it done.
Brandon Render (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#68Let them be free
Renier Roos (Centurion, 2023-09-01)
#72I love live music and this venue.
Devona Smit (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#73So many people earn their income through, and as a knock-on from, live entertainment. The music industry was almost decimated during lockdown, but we are re-emerging and building back our livelihood. Don't close down our venues!!
Kirsten Mumford (Gauteng, 2023-09-01)
#75I love music
Jenee Garrett (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#76This is a home. Must be the place with the most heart and dedication to the pta music scene. Always open to new experiences, always excited to hear them and has been a defibrillator for local artists, painters, musicians, illustrators, photographers, freelancers, dancers and whoever knocks on the door. I really love the people working there and the food is great too.
I urge everyone reading this to sign this petition, thanks.
James Cloete (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#77I'm signing because I feel that Pretoria has the right to have live rock venues! Sowaar Bar has a great vibe, following and location and we need them to stay alive!
Marthinus Kirsten (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#78I firmly believe that this venue breathes life into the area and looks after not only bands and other acts, but also provides a workplace for the local community. They need this venue, as do we as musicians.
Alec Surridge (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#80There aren’t a lot of safe bars which hosts quality entertainment. This is a landmark to my generation. A haven where we can enjoy and show appreciation to the arts and our country’s artists. Why wouldn’t you allow that to prosper?
It is a place where everyone feels at home, safe and loved. It is a respectful zone that has always been treated with respect.
So show some respect! Don’t let this die please!
Kristen Raath (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#83Let sowaar bar move so we can go see live entertainment again!!!!
Jessica Van der westhuizen (Centurion, 2023-09-01)
#84Because I support local music and am tired of the useless legal system in SA that only supports the money and neglects the people.
Jason Fisher (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#86This venue is a source of livelihood for many
Donald van der Westhuizen (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#88Sowaar is the most wholesome place in PTA! :(
Danica Du Plessis (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#89Capitalism is killing Music
Jan-Louis Scheepers (johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#91I support proper music venues being available in SA.
Chris De bruin (Germiston, 2023-09-01)
#92South African musicians needs a place like this.
Leandra Kruger (Hoedspruit, 2023-09-01)
#93I support Sowaar Bar
Brandon Kayat (Durban, 2023-09-01)
#94We need more live music venues in Gauteng.
Wayde Flowerday (Johannesburg , 2023-09-01)
#95Rock & Roll will save our souls!
Quintus van der Walt (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#97The entertainment industry and artists need our support!
Johan Kruger (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#99I love this venue.
I want to help as much as I can.
Pieter Janse van Rensburg (Centurion, 2023-09-01)
#100disgusting attitude and behaviour of the landlord/s
Anton Goosen (gansbaai, 2023-09-01)
#102I believe the property should be allowed to be rezoned for entertainment, as the livelihood of not only many individuals relying on work to sustain themselves and their families, but for the music scene to be kept alive.
Jesse Meiring (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#106Fuck the system! Support local small businesses.
Franz Ruttkamp (Galway, 2023-09-01)
#107Local is lekker!
Anriëtte Van Der Riet (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#108I support sowaar bar and local musicians
Jarcque Henning (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#109I believe in the importance of live music and it sounds like this business has been unfairly treated by the landlord.
David Starke (Eshowe, 2023-09-01)
#110Live music is essential
Guillaume Rossouw (Jhb, 2023-09-01)
#115We need to support SA music, there's hardly any venues for artists to perform. SOWAAR is well run and very nice venue. You can see the effort and passion of the owner!
Raoul Dippenaar (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#116Great venue with great food, they spent hundreds of thousands already to get the noise down inside and sound proof the premises, let them rezone!
Peder Burger (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#117The music industry loves Sowaar. This is an unbelievably disgusting and entirely unethical move by this landlord who is plain evil. Help Sowaar rezone!!!
Molly Jackson (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#120I love the live music scene and how it supports new and upcoming artists. Sowaar bar was great at this!
Raymond Hubner (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#121Its the right thing to do. Stop destroying small businesses. Fair is fair.
Angie Barnard (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#126Supporting the local music scene
Rudolf Przybylski (Ballito, 2023-09-01)
#128I love this venue.
Charmaine Ehlers (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#129Pretoria needs more live music venues.
Ross Cameron (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#130Sowaar Bar is a great venue and it would be a massive loss to the live music industry
Sarah-Jane Stewart (Gauteng, 2023-09-01)
#134As a Musician who relies on venues like this to make a living especially after C19 all venues need to be guarded
Chris Parry (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#135I love live music and supporting it
Leon Levien (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#136I’m in support
Jabulani Jabulani Phambana (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#142Sowaar has seen me on my worst and best days. They have been there for most of my tears and the reason for most of my laughter.
Anne Van Tonder (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#144Sowaar is my favorite place to party and I hope they'll get back to booking live music really soon
Jason Stephens (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#145I believe in the cause
Erlo Möller (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#147We need venues like Sowaar Bar to provide a platform for performers and to assist in the upliftment of industry workers. To have it shut down will impact more people in a negative way rather than positive.
Reinhardt Mynhardt (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#148I support Sowaar Bar and their efforts to remain in the current venue despite pressures from the landlord
Ferdi Barnard (Benoni, 2023-09-01)
#149I want Sowaar to Survive. Enough venues have been closed and enough is enough!
Yakean Jansen Van Vuuren (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#150I enjoyed the shows at this bar and they deserve to continue on their journey
Gina Lerios (Benoni, 2023-09-01)
#151I am part of a band and understand the value of quality venues that promote and support local musicians
Trevor Bouwer (Bloemfontein , 2023-09-01)
#153I am a performing artist who has performed at the Sowaar Bar and need venues like this to continue to perform. It is a beautifully well looked after live venue and is classy and deserves to stay open. Entertainment and recreation is one of the basic human needs that is essential to human biology and psychology.
Andrew Duggan (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#154Sowaar Bar is one of the last places in Pretoria where you can go watch live acts, a bar that has a passion for music and bar that creates cereal vibes and memories. To see it go would be a massive blow to people that need this kind of environment to unwind from the difficulties of every day life.
Danie Malan (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#156I support local
Lisa De Lange (Jeffrey's Bay, 2023-09-01)
#160I support local bars and live artists
Izandri Coetzee (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#161I am a musician and I want to see live music grow.
Angelique Mulder (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#165Live music in SA needs all the support it can get.
Chris du Plessis (Johannesburg, 2023-09-01)
#166We need live venues for artists covid has done enough damage
Arnold Bosman (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#169We don't tolerate bullying 😤
Eugen Arnold (Johannesburg , 2023-09-01)
#172I’m signing this petition for support of the the owners and to have the fine scrapped and the the rezone to be done and save Sowaar Bar.
The landlord is acting in an unfair and bullying way which is totally unacceptable.
Adriaan Marais (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#173Fuck yes to live music and***** you to corporate bullies.
Cig Nefdt (Greytown , 2023-09-01)
#174Sowaar Bar is awesome
Loedi Renen (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#175It is important to support small businesses, I really like Sowaar Bar and would like to see them thrive.
Bianca Falcke (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#177I’m signing because Sowaar Bar is one of the only venues that give a platform for young and upcoming artists, that support the music industry, and does it’s absolute best to create a safe and welcoming environment for both women and men.
Blyde Smit (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#178I believe in the value a live music can bring to the cultural identity of my city.
Johannes Brümmer (Centurion, 2023-09-01)
#179I support South African local music.
Susana Fairlie (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#180Sowaar Bar is a beacon of live entertainment and support for local musicians and an essential institution
Devo Graphic (CPT, 2023-09-01)
#182Stop the madness
Simone Snijman (Johannesburg , 2023-09-01)
#184I love sowaar bar
Ruan Burde (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#185Rezone Sowaar Bar
Jeanré Leo (Cape Town , 2023-09-01)
#186It would be a shame for a live music hub like Sowaar Bar to have to close down.
Pierre van Vuuren (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#187I’m signing because of our slowly dissipating live music industry. Not only is it a struggle for artists, big or small, to find a venue to play, but to have a venue looking out for both artists and their fans. Live music venues have been closing down rapidly in the last 3 years, and those remaining struggle to make proper profits to afford live entertainment weekend after weekend. Sowaar Bar has become a staple in the live music scene, and a venue that a lot of artists could only dream of playing at.
This obviously drives traffic to the bar injecting wealth into the surrounding community, creating jobs and aids building the culture of South African music.
Why say no to that? Music flows through all our veins. Music is the key to a healthy heartbeat!
Pierre Lombard (Secunda, 2023-09-01)
#189I want this establishment to thrive for many years to come.
Hendrien Vd Bijl (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#190Rock n Roll is alive!!
Claire Reilly (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
#191As a musician, this is one of very few intimate venues still available in Pretoria for me to perform at. The atmosphere, staff and general music played at the bar is something that so many young people crave and enjoy. If you close Sowaar Bar down, you will not only steal opportunities for musicians to perform and sell their music, you will also take away the enjoyment and pleasure of good music, good food and good vibes for most young adults.
Rosie Hunter (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#192I hate bullies and love music
Braydon Meyer (Johannesburg , 2023-09-01)
#193I want Sowaar Bar to rezone.
Ronan Brits (Pretoria, 2023-09-01)
Esmalet van Zyl (Johannesburg , 2023-09-01)
#199Because the voice need to be heard Sowarbar have been amazing and one of the safes places to go out aswell as one of the places you feel at home
Zelsa Van Der Westhuizen (Pretoria , 2023-09-01)
#200Live music is a lifeblood of any culture.
Ashley De Beer (Benoni, 2023-09-01)