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LTA AND STAKEHOLDERS IN SEKHUKHUNE HOST ANOTHER EDITION OF THE YELLOW ARUM LILY FESTIVAL

Limpopo Province; Polokwane: Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) will again collaborate with stakeholders in Sekhukhune to stage the 2023 edition of the annual Yellow Arum Lily Festival on from the 23rd to 25th November 2023 at the small town of Roossenekal. Stakeholders include Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), Elias Motsoaledi Municipality, Sekhukhune District Municipality, Small Economic Development Agency (SEDA), Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA), Sekhukhune Development Agency, and Sekhukhune District Tourism Association.

The 2023 Yellow Arum Lily Festival will be graced with the presence of the MEC of LEDET, Mr. Rodgers Monama, who will be supported by LTA Board Chairperson, Mr. Andrew Dipela, Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Grace Sibara, Chairperson of the Marketing Committee, Mr. Moses Tseli and Shareholder representative in the Board and Deputy Director General, Ms. Keleabetswe Tlouane.

Yellow Arum Lily is a celebration of a unique flower that grows only in the Sekhukhune region in the Leolo Mountain ranges and the rocky areas of Roossenekal after the summer rains in November. The flowers are protected as endangered species for which LTA with stakeholders and the community of Roossenekal are joining hands to promote and celebrate.

The CEO of LTA, Mr. Moses Ngobeni said, “Our wish is to see the festival grow even bigger to benefit the adjacent communities thus also growing the economy of the district. We are optimistic that the festival will be a district annual flagship event growing it to the provincial status like Limpopo Marula Festival and Mapungubwe Arts Festival. We are also confident that the sustenance of the collaboration we have with key stakeholders in Sekhukhune will help grow this festival to draw droves of people to the two areas where these flowers are found. We commit to marketing this event working with relevant stakeholders to see it at another level”.

Some of the activities at the festival include, traditional dances, open market, tours, music concert featuring artists like Pleasure Tša Manyalo and a local artist, Chris Venter, to entertain the audience.

Limpopo will be abuzz with a plethora of activities and events this festive season. For more information on more upcoming events, you are advised to visit www.golimpopo.com

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Released on behalf of Limpopo Tourism Agency by:

Mike Tauatsoala

Head of Communications & PR

Limpopo Tourism Agency

Tel : 015 293 3600

Cell : 082 886 3294

Email : miket@golimpopo.com

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