Mkhondo Local Municipality Heritage Celebration "Tourism For All" event through INGOMA
Once again, on the 05 November 2016 Mkhondo Local Municipality hosted an INGOMA event competion, 25 Groups were invited to compete against each other celebration and showcasing the beauty of our cultural way of dancing through "Ukugida", the groups were dressed on their cultural diversity attires. The Event took place at Entombe (Ezitholeni) Sports Ground - Ward 15.
On the 10th September 2016, the stunning Pretty Yende September 2016, the stunning Pretty Yende made a home coming visit and called upon the people of eMkhondo to come and celebrate her music journey at the Mkhondo town hall.
The born and bred star from eMkhondo was very excited to interact with her homies and fans, the opera singer was selling her first CD album, which sold like hot cakes, as the event unfolded the star allowed the audience to ask her questions concerning her journey in the music industry. At the end of her conversation with the audience she concluded by saying "Do what you believe will make you a successful somebody in the future."
Pretty Yende released her debut album, 'A Journey'. Her accent is a strange mixture of isiZulu and Italian. During the event she interacted with her fans by signing autographs. You could see that the fans were in jubilation.
Mkhondo Local Municipality Celebrates Heritage Month Through Ingoma
September sees South Africans celebrating and honoring heritage month by showcasing their cultural diversities.
On the 25 of September 2016 Mkhondo Local Municipality hosted an Ingoma event at the Sulpherspring Show grounds, where 27 groups were invited to compete against each other as a way of celebrating and displaying the beauty of our culture through ukugida. The community of Sulpherspring and surrounding areas came out in numbers to witness this thrilling occasion, where the participating groups wore cultural attires and performed enthusiastically as the crowd roared with excitement for their favorite groups. As the competition draw to an end the MMC, Honorable Cllr. Thembi Khumalo, and Honorable Cllr. Thokozani Manana from Ward 9 thanked the community for their support and involvement during the course of the event. The top five winners were announced at the end of the show where together they took home a some of R30, 000 in cash. Indeed the event was nothing short of extraordinary.