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His Worship the Mayor, Cllr. Thabani Mdlalose with Cllr. Zamile Mdletshe with representatives from Arts & Culture

On 08 February 2020, Mandeni Local Municipality in partnership with the Department of Arts & Culture held a fruitful Arts Imbizo event. Scores of budding musicians gathered at Isithebe Hall to learn from industry experts such as Thokozani 'Tzozo' Zulu, Sandy B and Noma Khumalo (Idols SA) to mention a few. Aspiring artists were enlightened on ways to source funding and establish careers out of music. His Worship the Mayor of Mandeni Local Municipality, Cllr. Thabani Mdlalose also formed part of this gathering alongside Cllr. Zamile Mdletshe and Municipal Officials.

Musicians lauded this initiative and called for a continued working relationship between the Department, Musicians and the Municipality.

Mayor Mdlalose assured all in attendance that the Municipality will always serve as a gateway through which Departments are called upon to come to the people and assist them.

“we as the Municipality serve as the gateway through which departments are able to reach our people. We will continue attracting various stakeholders and departments to this area, calling upon them to come and assist our people with valuable skills for them to succeed” said Mdlalose.

This gathering also presented the artists with an opportunity to share their expertise and get feedback from the veterans of the industry. Local artists were delighted to have been offered this opportunity and urged the Municipality to frequently host such gatherings.

“We are well aware of the need to frequently host such initiatives. We will also make sure that from time to time we meet and see how we can elevate each other” concluded the Mayor.



Artists who had gathered at Isithebe Hall for the Arts Imbizo, among which is Thokozani ‘Tzozo’ Zulu and Noma Khumalo (Idols SA)


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