THE stage has been set for the second edition of Great Limpopo Cultural Fair and Festival that will be held between September 3 and 6 in the Lowveld.
This year’s event, unlike last year’s, will incorporate three important events: namely the language and culture consultation workshop, the first great Limpopo heritage tour and cultural festival and the South East Lowveld business indaba focusing on tourism.
In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, organiser Herbet Pikela said they were expecting a successful event, adding that the fair brought together international communities.
“This is an international event that brings together communities around the Great Limpopo Transfrontire Park from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The theme of the language and culture consultation workshop is Culture as a vector for sustainable development,” he said.
“The Great Limpopo Cultural Fair is a regional initiative that uses a culture-based approach in solving pertinent issues
that include poverty, wildlife crime, irregular migration, and illiteracy, among others. The inaugural fair was held in Chiredzi Town.”
The inaugural fair was heavily supported by the governments of Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique and realised a lot of benefits as the Great Limpopo Region.
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Areas TFCA’s tour will involve delegates from South Africa and Mozambique, local chiefs and leaders, government ministries and the media fraternity.
Some of the proposed tour destinations are Buffalo Range Airport, A2 sugarcane farms, Mcdougall Museum, Kambako Bush Craft Museum, Gonarezhou National Park, Navasha and other areas.