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Mbhashe Celebrates the Home Coming of our own home grown Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi

Mbhashe community is overjoyed as they prepare for the home coming of their own home-grown Zozibini Tunzi , a South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2019, a third woman from South Africa to win the title, and the first black woman since 2011.
The two fold celebration will start on Sunday evening, in the form of a closed gala dinner which will be held at the Village lodge at 18:00.
On Monday the 10 February, Tunzi will be addressing learners from surrounding schools in Dutywa, at Canaan SPS where she did her Primary classes, she will also be handing over hygiene packs to young school girls.
Her welcome celebration will be graced by MEC of Department of Sports Recreation Arts and Culture: Ms Fezeka Nkomonye’ – Bayeni, the Executive Mayor of Mbhashe Local Municipality, Honourable Cllr Samkelo Janda and Mbhashe Cllrs.
Admirers who wish to attend this home coming celebration are welcome to join us at the Open Field next to Excellence SSS at 10:00 on Monday
Media houses are invited to attend and cover this historic event.
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Issued by: Mbhashe Communications Unit, for further enquiries, contact the Communications Manager: Ms Kolwane, contactable at 0609803042
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Mbhashe Local Municipality commemorates Mandela Day

Mbhashe Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr Samkelo Janda invites you to join him and delegation as he will head a three day clean-up campaign to commemorate former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday and his legacy. The celebrations are more than a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, it is a global movement to take his life’s work into a new era and change the world for the better. Mandela Day asks us all to “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

Mbhashe Tenza Beach Music Festival 2017


Other runners at the finishing line

The Executive Mayor at the finishing Line


As part of promoting and marketing the coastal tourism and oceans economy, Mbhashe hosted a half marathon, walk and music festival on the 22 December.

With heavy showers pouring at Tenza beach yesterday, beach goers and music lovers from Willowvale did not deter from attending what’s deemed as Willowvale’s most attended biggest event, The Tenza Beach Music Festival. Tenza beach has also been piloted for blue flag status.

“The primary objective for this kind of an event is marketing Mbhashe as a tourist destination and a place to go to” said Cllr Janda, the Executive Mayor of Mbhashe local municipality.

Amongst other objectives for the event was mobilization of small enterprises to take advantage of festive season by marketing their products thus developing the local economy.

This annual music festival yet again did not disappoint its crowd. Hundreds of people the young and old, made their way to Tenza beach dressed in their cool summer clothing with cooler boxes on hand for a whole day of fun.

In the morning a 21 km, 10km and 5km race took place where the Executive Mayor of Mbhashe, Cllr Samkelo Janda together with athletes from around Mbhashe and nearby towns partook in the races. The marathon was aimed at achieving social cohesion and promotion of healthy life styles. Soon after the races were completed people started congregating at Tenza Beach where the stage was set and they danced and sang along to their favourite songs .

Renowned Afro-pop singer Vusi Nova with the boy band 047, Janele, TZK, Poet Joloza and Maweleleni crew were amongst those who performed at the event. “

The festival has not only brought entertainment to Mbhashe, but it has also enhanced the local businesses and SMMES as it has created many business opportunities.

e LM hosts Vusi Nova at Tenza Beach Music Festival

Elderly woman gets a new house . 

House handover to an elderly woman.


The Executive Mayor of Mbhashe local municipality will officially hand over a house to an elderly woman aged 89 on Friday the 15 December 2017 at Ngxakaxha Location .This  initiative was subsequent to findings that depicted gogo Ntombentsha Beatrice Pama as a person living below the bread line .It was after this discovery that the Executive Mayor ,Samkelo Janda led a process to construct a brick and mortar  house for her.

This initiative seeks to increase service delivery footprint and to further improve the lives of underprivileged constituents of the municipality.




Youth Month

Youth Month 2017

1 to 30 June

Theme: “The year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”

June is celebrated as the Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on the 16 June, which is also known as ‘Youth Day’. Youth Month pays tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Soweto uprisings.

On 16 June 1976, more than 15 000 students gathered at Orlando West Secondary School with the intention of participating in a peaceful march to the nearby Orlando Stadium.

The demonstration had been planned in protest against the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction at schools.

However, the police and armed forces responded to the protest violently and the first fatality of the day was Hector Pieterson, a 12 year old pupil who was shot by the police. It is believed that 175 others were also killed that day.

This violent backlash to what was meant to be a peaceful march caught the attention of the international community. After this event, many countries imposed sanctions on South Africa in an attempt to force the apartheid government to ease its repressive rule.