SA band breaks local crowdfunding record

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South African band FKP has raised over R1-million online, making its appeal the most successful crowdfunding campaign in the country's history.

JOHANNESBURG -  A South African band from Cape Town has set a new local crowdfunding campaign record.

Afrikaans alternative rock band Fokofpolisiekar (FPK) managed to raise R1,082,300 before the funding campaign closed, Thundafund.com announced on Monday.

The campaign aimed to secure funds for FPK to release a new album.

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FPK will be performing two free shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg to thank their fans for enabling them to reach their funding goal.