An amazing day of culture, dance and sport was highlighted by different groups of people that attended the Uban’inkunzi Culture and Sports Festival during December 2015.
This highly exciting event has brought much entertainment to people of different cultures. Bringing back culture into the live entertainment that takes place, is one of the greatest aims of the organisers. Organised and managed by Izinduku Entertainment CC, under the leadership of Mr Melusi Yende, the festival has brought much delight to the many competitors that attended. The event started in 2008 in the area called ENtababusu, formerly known as Donkerhoek near Driefontein. It’s a three day, three night outdoor rural festival, happening Photos courtesy of Film Africa.
TV every 28-30 December. 2015 brought much joy to the local grandmothers as they were served with breakfast and took part in the funwalk. Entertainment consisted of Kofifi dancing, poetry, Zulu dancing, Scathamiya music, Tswana dancing, and Maskandi music which left the crowd awed with amazement. Mkhondo FM personalities together with Police Station Commander, Mr Blose, for Dirkiesdorp SAPS, Chief Shabalala from Madlangampisi Tribal Authority and many more familiar faces graced the festival with their presence. A 12km race was run and it was facilitated by Mr Kobus Stapelberg and Johan Pretorius from TWK.
Medals were awarded to Thulani Manana for 1st place, Ngwenya Bonginkosi was placed 2nd and Sizwe Thwala took 3rd place. This was followed by a 100m run and soccer. GG Football Club won the soccer tournament. The evening was topped with horse racing and then an entertaining closing party.
The festival will be carried out again this year and the organisers appeal to the public and businesses to please assist. If you are interested in being part of this phenomenal festival, please contact Melusi Yende on 082 816 6112.