The Department of Culture Arts and Traditional Affairs is once again excited as it is bracing itself for its fourth resounding and successful annual event. Since the appointment of Mega Works as the Events Company responsible for Mahika Mahikeng, the event has drawn thousands of music lovers from all corners of our country which includes our neighbouring country Botswana. The third Mahika Mahikeng held at Mmabatho Stadium has recorded the highest economic spin offs since inception. According to an independent research carried out by the Department of Tourism, the hospitality industry has recorded +R38 million in less than 5 days whiles our Local Businesses has recorded the highest profits ever which include street vendors.
Our Mission as the department of Cata is to enhance job creation by preserving, protecting and developing arts, and culture in the province. In line with our mission, quite a number of temporary jobs are created during the event ranging from security, marshals, and ushers. Other local services sourced include catering, decors, security fence, toilets etc.
Support to local artist.
We are biased towards our provincial artists which we feature in all our departmental events, a case in point is the recent 13th Satma which also include program directors. The 2018 four day Mahika Mahikeng Cultural Event which will kick start on the 06th December which our artist will feature prominently at the most electrifying youthful Maftown Heights which the department is currently engaging the events company on and will soon announce the line- up once the necessary process has been completed that also include the date and venue of Mahika Mahikeng Media Launch.
This event is one of our flagship program which we call on all our provincial artist to work together with the department, Mega Works and the people of Bokone Bophirima to embrace and take it to greater heights.
The department is concerned with the insults, malicious and derogatory utterances made on social media which are ill informed and untrue. Some of the artists and service providers have previously benefited from this event and would only be correct that we give others a chance.
The line-up uploaded on Mahika-Mahikeng and Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs social media platforms is of some of the secured artists who will form part and perform on the outlined dates, which does not mean, it is by far the final list.
For more information you can contact Mr Shuping Sebolecwe on 018 388 2764/ 083 302 6318. Or email on firstname.lastname@example.org