Events, Local News

The Story Behind ‘Lephalale The Musical’

Lephalale The Musical is a  musical play that a tells a story of Lephalale through music, dance and acting. The play was written by Bafedile Masasa (Evergreen Arts Centre-Lephalale) and directed by Thabang Ramabu (Polokwane). The first day of auditions took place on 11 November 2016 at the Ga-Seleka Community Hall and the selection process ended on 20 November 2016. The organization then embarked on promotional shows as part of marketing for the upcoming performances, the first promotion took place at Boxer Superstores in Lephalale town on the 18th of February 2017.

The story takes place in the village of Ga-Shongoane in a Kraal where a Grandmother (MmaMajadibodu) is taking her Granddaughter (Phuti) through a journey of exploring the heartbeat of the Bushveld. Phuti is very ignorant and lacks knowledge about her culture  and where  she comes from. As her  Grandmother is telling here the history of Lephalale we see different  dances from different  cultures in the Lephalale area.

The play also touches the hardships of the past and also promotes social cohesion in the modern days. The show consists of 18 cast members and a band of five members by the name of Truetone.  The band is from Marapong Township in  Lephalale led by Joshua Setladi who is also the lead guitarist.

The members of the Musical are namely:

Writer and Executive Producer – Bafedile Masasa

Director – Thabang Ramabu

Stage Manager – Jalek Lekalakala

Costumes – Neshe Kekae

Lead roles – Lebogang Mpyana (MmaMajadibodu)

Thato Kgobe (Phuti

Finance department – Vhutshilo Makatu

Marketing – Ricardo Du-Preez

Local News, Sports

Weekend Wrap Up

We started off the weekend with a whole new government as the President of South Arica, Mr Jacob Zuma, reshuffle the cabinet.  Our new minister of finance is former Home Affairs Mr Melusi Gigaba.  The new cabinet looks like this:

  1.  Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba, replacing Pravin Gordhan
  2.    Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi, replacing Dipuo Peters
  3.  Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi, replacing Tina Joemat-Pettersson
  4.    Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, replacing Nathi Nhleko
  5.    Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko, replacing Thulas Nxesi
  6.    Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi, replacing Fikile Mbalula
  7.    Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa, replacing Derek Hanekom
  8.    Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi, replacing Ngoako Ramatlhodi
  9.    Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, replacing Malusi Gigaba
  10.    Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, replacing Faith Muthambi


PSL Updates

Kaizer Chiefs finally had victory over Sundowns after beating them 2-1 at FNB Stadium last night. The teams played 1-1 before half-time. The second goal for Chiefs came in the second half when Sundowns player Bangaly Soumahoro scored an own goal.  Other results from yesterday are as follows:

Maritzburg Utd 2              –              1              Ajax Cape Town Harry Gwala Stadium

Bidvest Wits       2              –              0              Platinum Stars   Bidvest Stadium

Free State Stars 3              –              2              Orlando PiratesJames Motlatsi Stadium

Golden Arrows  2              –              1              Highlands Park  Prince Magogo Stadium

SuperSport United          0              –              1              Baroka FC            Mbombela Stadium




Events, Local News

[Event]Puno Pre-Launch

Puno Business Administration is a business consultancy owned by a dynamic young lady by the name of Olivia Moila.

To celebrate a year in business and to celebrate reaching its target of registering 50 businesses in the first year, Puno will host its official launch on the 1st April 2017 at Atmosphere Lounge in Lephalale. Business owners and those who would like to start their own businesses are invited to come network with other successful business owners around Lephalale and listen to their business success stories.

A ticket costs only R150 to enter. This is such a great initiative for potential business owners and those in business to spread their wings even more. Further information on the event is on the poster.

Image: Puno Business Administration