Mapungubwe Arts Festival kicks off in Polokwane streets

Polokwane: The streets of Polokwane were abuzz with ululations, song, colourful traditional attires and brass bands during the Mapungubwe Arts Festival Cultural Parade and Homecoming of season 18 Idols Winner Thapelo Molomo from Sabc Park through to Jack Botes Park.

Polokwane: The streets of Polokwane were abuzz with ululations, song, colourful traditional attires and brass bands during the Mapungubwe Arts Festival Cultural Parade and Homecoming of season 18 Idols Winner Thapelo Molomo from Sabc Park through to Jack Botes Park.

Young and old came out in large numbers as MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Mme. Nakedi Sibanda-Kekana, Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality Cllr. John Mpe and other Dignitaries officially declared the 2022 Mapungubwe Arts Festival activities unlocked.

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This year’s Mapungubwe Arts Festival marks 20 years of existence, formerly known as the melting pot festival. Festivities include the Mapungubwe Marathon scheduled for the 

  • 3rd of December at Peter Mokaba Stadium, followed by a week-long craft market at Polokwane Library gardens, a Comedy night on the 
  • 8th of December at Jack Botes Hall and concludes with the Music Festival at Polokwane Cricket Club on the 
  • 10th of December 2022. Tickets are available at Computicket/Shoprite Checkers for R200.

Mapungubwe Arts Festival is the flagship programme of the Department aimed at fostering Social Cohesion and Nation Building. Mapungubwe Arts Festival 2022.

This morning, 513 Runners woke up bright and early to partake in the 2022 Mapungubwe Arts Festival Marathon held at the Polokwane Cricket Club this morning and participated in a 5km, 10km and 21km race.

Winners walked away with prize monies and medals. 

Mapungubwe Marathon forms part of the Mapungubwe Arts Festival festivities, which are currently running until the 10th of December.

MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture Mme. Nakedi Sibanda-Kekana, together with the Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality Cllr. John Mpe and Executive Mayor of Capricorn District Municipality Cllr. Mamedupi Tefu also joined in the 10km race and led by example to foster an active lifestyle and healthy living.

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