Mapungubwe festival launched

Date:08 November 2018 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela

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Local musicians stand a chance to shine and showcase their talent, following the launch of the 17th Mapungubwe Music festival.

The launch, held at the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site on Monday, was attended by Thovhele Vho-Gole Mphaphuli, Limpopo Arts and Culture MEC Thandi Moraka, councillors from different municipalities, chiefs and local musicians.

According to Moraka, the event will be a youth festival that will be held at 8 December at the Polokwane Cricket Club, and the main festival will be held on 15 December at the same venue. She said the budget for the event was R7 million. “Events like this festival positively contribute towards improving the economic growth of the region through tourism and job creation,” Moraka said.

“Our main aim is not to make profit from this festival, but to market our province and show our talent. The money we are going to collect will help to reduce some of our expenditure. In total, we are going to have more than 40 artists who will perform, with most artists being from Limpopo,” said Moraka.

According to her, some of the artists who will perform at the festival are Oliver Mtukudzi, Makhadzi, Colbert Mukwevho, Dr Malinga, Selaelo Selota, Jonas Gwangwa, Steve Kekana, Condry Ziqubu, Benny Mayengani, Vusi Nova, Joe Shirimani, Sipho "Hotstix " Mabuse, Lady Zamar and many more. The entrance fee will be R100 and tickets are available at Computicket.

 

MEC Thandi Moraka adresses the media.

The Jaburisa xigubu dancers entertain the guests during the launching ceremony.

 

Photographed during the launch are, from left to right, Mr Montlhanke Phukuntsi, the CEO of LTA, Nomasonto Ndlovu, and MEC Thandi Moraka.

 

By: Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.

Email: kaizerdo@webmail.co.za