Limpopo has successfully hosted the Kuluma vukanyi, at Muti Wa Vatsonga today. The event is a celebration marked to taste the first fruit of marula.

“Today is an important day of our calendar as we yet mark another Kuluma Vukanyi milestone. With our traditional leaders present here, they can rest assured that events such as this look to preserve the traditional heritage practices”, said MEC for Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Nakedi Kekana.

MEC said that government partnership with House of Traditional Leaders and Healers is key in preserving and ensuring that the traditions of brewing and drinking marula beverage and sustain the indigenous knowledge.

She believes this tradition and heritage will attract the economy by buying and empower rural women in cooperatives who brew marula beverage.

MEC Kekana concluded that: “Kuluma vukanyi is traditional and ancestors clarion call to bring people together. This propitious festival is all about enjoyment, entertainment music and above all the preservation of our heritage and respect to one another.”

Limpopo Province will be hosting marula festivities from 12 to 22 April 2023 at Ba-Phalaborwa. The two weeks long festivities will be filled with a hype of activities from cultural parade, family marathon, Youth dance,comedy night, golf challenge, open air concert and Sunday soul session.

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