After seven years, one of Joburg’s longest running gay nightclubs will be closing its doors at the end of October.
The announcement was made in a message sent to the Ramp Diva’s Facebook group by the club’s co-owner Kayce Keyser following weeks of speculation about the venue’s future.
“Sad but true – South Africa’s ultimate gay clubbing venue, Ramp Divas will be closing its doors on the 31st of October,” said Keyser.
Sources said that the Boksburg venue’s clientele had shown a marked decline of late and that new liquor laws limiting alcohol sale to 2am had also impacted the club.
Keyser added that a press release about Ramp Diva’s closure will be issued soon but he urged club-goers to celebrate the club’s history over the next three weeks.
Ramp Divas will host its final three parties on 16 October (Last days of Disco Party), 23 October (Breaking Down the Walls Party) and 31 October (Halloween – The Final Curtain).
The club will also be open on Wednesdays and Fridays, with free entry, until the end of the month.