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  • Invitations and even itineraries to a fictional "secret men's conference" have been doing the rounds on SA social media.
  • The "conference" is conveniently scheduled so that "participants" would have to miss Valentine's Day.
  • But at least one partner is catching on.

Valentine's Day is all sweetness and delight, but it certainly doesn't come cheap, to the point that South African men have hatched a hilarious escape plan that's currently going viral across local social media.

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One of the invitations to the men's conference doing rounds on local social media. (Screenshot)
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A hilarious and clearly fake email from UCT management on the expected absence of men from campus over Valentine's. (Screenshot)

Of course, the conference is a total fiction - but this is not preventing scores of South African men from posting reminders, invitations and even itineraries across social media.

A look at the cleverly coordinated dates tells you that the conference is conveniently scheduled to take place over Valentine's - meaning those attending will unfortunately have to skip on the day's activities like expensive candle lit dinner dates and gifts. 

Though the location of the conference remains undisclosed in most of the invitations, itineraries were released and they're as amusing as the escape plan itself.  The 'free-to-attend' conference is set to be opened with a prayer by controversial self-proclaimed prophet Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng followed by addresses on 'size' by former finance minister, Malusi Gigaba.

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Former president Jacob Zuma is set to also address attendees on polygamy while the leader of the Economic Freedom Party (EFF) Julius Malema will give a talk on weight-loss.

Those who have secured their seats are sharing legitimate looking photos of tickets and booking confirmations.

Some of the speakers listed on the programme have even confirmed that they will be delivering addresses at the conference:

DJ Fresh had to pull out of a set at the conference after being denied permission by his spouse but DJ Tira says he's still on to play at the after-party.

Updates of attendees including "international guests" either on their way to the conference or posting check-ins from the undisclosed location have been emerging.

But at least one partner is catching on: 


For more go to Business Insider South Africa.

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