Mafifatshwana festival returns


Tlokweng VDC ground is the venue of choice this year as Batlokwa celebrate their cultural heritage on August 19.

The event dubbed, Mafifatshwana Cultural Festival was last held in 2018 before COVID-19 struck, disrupting several activities across the world.

It returns this year with a line-up of celebrated contemporary traditional groups expected to entertain the audience after a day filled with cultural exchanges and showcases. Speaking to Arts and Culture yesterday, Kgosi Ramonnye Matlapeng, who is also the chairperson of the organising committee, said besides Batlokwa, they also expect the attendance of other dignitaries including the Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, Tumiso Rakgare who will be the guest of honour.

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