In 1998 espAfrika established themselves as a leading event management company. A year later, espAfrika formed a partnership with Mojo Concerts BV, one of the world's largest integrated event companies and the producers of The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.
Together, they brought the North Sea Jazz Festival to Cape Town until 2005. In that same year, espAfrika broke away from Mojo Concerts and renamed the festival to The Cape Town International Jazz Festival and has been hosting it successfully ever since.
As the largest Jazz Festival in Africa, the Cape Town Jazz Festival has evolved from its early 2-day format to week-long series of events with the Jazz Festival being the major crowd-drawer.
The entire event is broadcast on radio and television and boasts a sold-out crowd each year over 34000 people, hosting 40 local and international artists.
The festival, which demands extensive logistics, safety and security and spectator management contributed R740million directly to the GDP of the Western Cape in April 2010.