The information on this page:

  • Request to individuals
  • Request to artists and bands
  • More information on the social media campaign
  • More info on the flyers and posters
  • Sponsors request

 

Request to individuals

Greetings from Bongalong

 

Without you, the legalization of Cannabis in South Africa cannot become a reality! We need people to stand up and declare that they support #CannabisWorks2018. This year we plan on ending the stigma.

 

There are many ways in which you can get involved.

 

Let us know which tasks you’d like to get involved in and we will guide you through the duties of each task.

  1. Marshals: We need serious volunteers to be Marshals on the day. This task is not for everyone and we need dedicated and talkative individuals who aren’t scared to interact with large crowds.
  • Controlling the crowd is extremely important. It’s the marshals’ duty to make sure that the Walk is safe and orderly at all times.
  • The marshals are responsible for controlling the crowd. The marshals have to keep the peace.
  1. Posters and Flyers: We need your assistance with putting up posters and handing out flyers in the areas you live and work. We are focussing on local businesses and social hubs especially. Even in the online age we live in, physical posters are a visible and tangible display of solidarity from one of the most important sectors of our economy.

 

  1. Social media: We’ve created a massive social media campaign to get everyone that supports Cannabis on board as soon as possible! If we, the people of South Africa, play our cards right, we can create a mighty wave of support. We are promoting the hashtag #CannbisWorks2018. This tag will be the driving force to get our message heard by the government and, more importantly, by the people of South Africa. We have a detailed email available regarding this and how it will work!

We are going to make a big statement this year. One that will be heard across the globe. If we get everyone who believes in this message, to stand together, we will end Cannabis prohibition with our collective voices. We have the power, we just need to stand together until Cannabis is legal once again! The campaign does not stop with the Walk we are continuing this year!

If we get the attention of the mainstream media, the Government and especially the people of South Africa, the lawmakers will have no choice but to concede to our demands. We currently have documents aimed at ensuring the dismissal of any case where individuals are prosecuted for the use or possession of Cannabis. By the 5th of May we would like the entire country to see the presentation of these documents and the public consumption of Cannabis, without persecution.

Through Ubuntu, and the spirit of Africa, let’s end this together!

There are some specific areas where we need more complex and dedicated help.

If you are willing to take on any of these roles, please email a short CV and your details to  Q@Bongalong.co.za

 

We need:

 

  • Volunteers for the truck decor team on Saturday 5th of May from 7am.
  • Campaign coordinators (Managing teams of volunteers).
  • Social media moderators.
  • Promo crew on the day of the Walk,
  • Stage crew.
  • Early morning crew.
  • Artist liaison.
  • Content creators.
    • Any creatives who want to create some amazing art or graphics to promote the campaign and spread positive Cannabis related messages.
    • Your cool or interesting videos that can be used for the Campaign. (We have some base jumpers and speed flyers who are creating a flying and smoking video to promote cannabis)
    • Mundane, day to day videos. Even if you make a video of you smoking a joint and doing something chilled. The #CannabisWorks2018 is really important so we can show South Africans that it does work.
    • If you are a meme creator, Smokey Jo will send you his funniest pics and you can turn them into mems, get the Cannabis haters to laugh at Jo and they will spread the message for us

We are also need some things that we won’t be able to fit into the budget, if someone can help us with any of the following, it would make a massive difference.

 

  • We need a large amount of drinking water for people attending the Walk.
  • Temporary toilets placed close to parliament the night before the Walk.
  • Additional marshal bibs.
  • Walkie talkies (As many as we can get).
  • Videography team and equipment to live stream the event.

Thank you and stay blessed.

 

Request to Artists:

Greetings from Bongalong

 

Without you, we will never see the legalisation of cannabis! We need people to stand up and declare that they are fed up. This year we are ending the prohibition of cannabis in South Africa by destroying the stigma. We have opted to approach it very systematically this year. We have arranged that our protest takes us to the front of Parliament where we will have a free pro-Cannabis music festival from 10:00 – 14:30 We will be waiting for the Government to come out for a debate and to accept our memorandum.

 

This year, we are really doing something daring by creating this pro-cannabis music festival, right outside the gates of Parliament. This has never been done in the history of South Africa. We will have live national television coverage and massive exposure.

If you are interested in participating in this historic event, we ask for the following:

 

  • Send us a demo of your music. We want to be able to feel the love you put into your music in order to select the final acts for the day.

 

  • Involvement in Cannabis legalisation.  
    • Have you told your parents that you support cannabis?
    • Do the people that you encounter regularly know that you support the cause?
    • What do you do for legalisation? (If you haven’t got something yet, you can tell us how you will help with this year’s marketing campaign to make sure that every South African hears us!)  

 

The following are requirements to get a slot for performing on the stage:

 

  • we ask that you dedicate only 1 minute of your day assisting us on your social media platforms. We are promoting the hashtag #CannbisWorks2018. This tag will be the driving force for getting our message heard by the government and, more importantly, by the people of South Africa.
  • As a band, group or artist we need you to take your #cannabisworks2018 picture and post it as well as email it to us pics@bongalong.co.za
  • If you really want to go the extra mile you can get your fans to also make the pics, then post and email them.

 

Please understand that this is a free event and artists are performing on a charity basis. Your participation is vital to making this campaign a success, you have an opportunity to use your talent to make South Africa a better place, we implore you to assist us, even if you cannot perform on the day.

 

If we get the attention of the mainstream media, the Government and especially the people of South Africa, the lawmakers will have no choice but to concede to our demands. We currently have documents aimed at ensuring the dismissal of any case where individuals are prosecuted for the use or possession of Cannabis. By the 5th of May we would like the entire country to see the presentation of these documents and the public consumption of Cannabis, without persecution.

 

Through Ubuntu, and the spirit of Africa, we can accomplish anything!

 

Thank you and stay blessed.

More information on the social media campaign

Cannabis needs YOU!

 

We ask you to give one minute of your time every day,

Please send this message to as many friends as you can.

The following hashtag and photo wall is an attempt to show South Africa our diversity!

 

This message serves to inform everyone that we are busy organising the South African Cannabis Walk 2018, There will be Cannabis Walks happening in both Cape Town and Johannesburg; all the details are available on https://bongalong.co.za/cannabis-walk/

 

#CannabisWorks2018

 

We need your help to make #CannabisWorks2018 trend!

 

We are aiming to destigmatize how Cannabis consumers are perceived.
we ask that people show up in their uniforms/ professional outfits or whatever represents their career and if you are not career driven then come dressed representing your passion or your greatest love so we can show South Africa our incredible diversity!.

 

We need as many people as possible to take a photo of themselves, dressed in the relevant outfit, carrying a sign saying what you want to tell the world, if that is what you do or a story  about cannabis as long as it is something truly you and add #CannabisWorks2018

 

These photos can be posted and tagged on social media remember to add #cannabisworks2018 when posting it, and mail it to pics@bongalong.co.za You can see examples of these photos on social media or the website on the photo wall.

 

You are welcome to wear a mask to protect your anonymity, If not even a hand with a story will do! Gee ons net n handtjie… email it and we post it anonymously.  

 

Please use the hashtag, as often as possible, on any Cannabis post you share. Even better, create content demanding that the Government listens to what we have to say. We can become the mass and the masses make change happen.

 

WITH ONLY ONE MINUTE A DAY, TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE GOAL OF LEGALISATION A REALITY!

 

If everyone in South Africa knows about the #CannabisWorks2018 hashtag, we will have the support and understanding we need to destigmatize Cannabis.

 

ON THE 5TH OF MAY WE WILL PRESENT SOUTH AFRICA WITH A DOCUMENT THAT HAS THE POWER TO FREE CANNABIS AND GIVE IT BACK TO THE PEOPLE! If we get enough people to demand it! We have to get out of the closet and support cannabis. Not even those who have had their lives saved by cannabis will stand up for it… So if we don’t who will?

 

More info on the flyers and posters

We need your active assistance in putting up posters and flyers in and around the areas you live and perhaps work. We want to especially aim the posters at local businesses. There is a great incentive for your efforts! For every 10 posters you put up, take a picture of and forward to us with the respective business’ information, we will reward you with a Starblazer Pipe and accessories. if you manage to put up 25 posters we will reward you with a Buddy Bongalong™, and lastly if you get 50 poster up in four different areas then we will send you a Bongalong™ hamper (Potjiekos, Buddy bong, Starblazer and Malblad + accessories)

 

You have to get the business contact number, contact persons name, business name and address and lastly the photos, this is so we can confirm the posters have been put up with permission and so we can give the enterprises that support this the shine they deserve. This part you can use to sell them on it, we will advertise their enterprise on the Bongalong.co.za website and on the South African Cannabis walk 2018 event wall. These two contact points will get in the region of 2.5 – 5 million views so it is a big advantage for them to take the poster and put it on the wall.

 

If you want posters they can be collected from one of the collection points (Addresses for collection are available on the Bongalong website )

 

We also need assistance with the handing out of flyers. If you go and hand out flyers and you would like to take a few video clips, asking people how they feel about cannabis legalisation, we will also share it on social media and tag you. If this video trends well online, we will reward you with an amazing surprise. So, go and get creative! the one that gets the most likes, Will also be rewarded with a Bongalong Hamper. And if Smokie Jo really loves your video and he is willing to share it on his social media you will get a free Custom Bongalong to the value of R2600.

 

The flyers and posters are a vital ingredient in this campaign especially, they are a real connection to the march, it creates a sense of professionalism and safety. That is why it is important the poster are put up in local businesses.

 

Thank you in advance for standing up for all South Africans’ constitutional rights. One voice, one nation, let’s end prohibition.

 

Poster collection points:

 

Gauteng:

 

11 elinor street, roodekrans , 1734

Ignaz

081 375 6017

 

74 Ilkey Rd, Lynnwoodglen, Pretoria 0081

Bongalong PTA

066 472 6406

 

4 van der Graaf street, Alberante, Alberton

Sterlink

081 256 3141

 

Western Cape:

 

4A Buiten street, City Bowl, Cape Town

Little Amsterdam

021 424 2320

Dean

079 430 0434

 

Corner Popham road and blaauwberg road

Bobd

072 509 7343

 

6 Caleb Street, Woodstock, Cape Town

Q

‭(079) 749-2741‬

 

Shop 2, Bayer street, stellenbosch

African cellular

073 701 5576

Sponsors request

We have added a new reward for all tiers of sponsors!

 

You will receive a Gold, Bronze or Silver certificate as proof that, without you, the Cannabis Walk would not have been possible. You can hang this certificate on your office wall, forever serving as proof that you were part of the social movement to legalize and regulate cannabis.

 

With the eyes of South Africa on this event we have the opportunity to force governments hand through public pressure and change the societal stigma associated with cannabis users.  

 

The latest request for sponsorship is attached to this email. Please note that prices exclude VAT.

 

All printing spots are taken, however all other rewards are still included: website and event page traffic is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands

 

You also have the option to upgrade your tier package to a tier one. This gives you the opportunity to speak from stage at the Cannabis Walk, advertising your brand to huge crowd of Cannabis enthusiasts and hopefully national media coverage. This is a cost-effective marketing opportunity like no other before it.

 

If you are aware of any other individuals or businesses that would be interested in contributing, forwarding this proposal will be greatly appreciated.

 

We hope that you see this as an opportunity that will benefit South Africa, given the many advantages that legalisation will bring.

 

We appreciate you taking the time to read this, and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

 

Kind Regards,

Smokie Jo and the Bongalong team.