Today can only be described as a BIG splash of cultural colour.

The children and Makabongwe staff looked stunning – bright and beautiful – in their traditional garments.

It was a glorious SPRING day with Mr Sun shining just warm enough to enjoy being outdoors


Our programme started with a welcome to the guests of honour by the Principal.

Rev Thokozani Mthembu, minister of Manning Road Methodist, opened in prayer followed by an informative and passionate explanation about our country, province and local district by our Bishop Linda Mandindi.

The children sang 2 songs followed by the National Anthem to set the tone for the items being presented by each class.

Each class performed either a song, poem or dance expressing their culture.

It was very clear the children were enjoying themselves as they performed for each other and our guests of honour.

Rev Thokozani Mthembu closed in prayer followed by a vote of thanks by the Principal.

Our Bishop cut the cakes that committee member and cake baking expert Auntie Melissa had made and iced encouraging us all to add flavour, colour and taste to each other and our country – just like a cake does!

We all enjoyed our cake outdoors.

The children returned to their classrooms to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our 4 in-house chefs and cooked to perfection : sgwaqane served with beef curry, butternut and coleslaw.

The 6 class teachers and VIP guests, Bishop Linda Mandindi, Rev Thokozani Mthembu, Ms Thobile Zwane journalist from The Berea Mail, Auntie Hazel assistant to our Bishop and Auntie Melissa – committee member and cake baker enjoyed lunch together served in the BIG shed with some refreshing cool drinks.

From the weather, to the décor, to the items, to the cake, to the lunch and juice – it was a wonderful, happy Heritage Day Celebration.

WELL DONE to the MAKABONGWE TEAM for making this such a memorial day for ALL involved.


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