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LEDET MEC Thabo Mokone to host Vakhegula-Vakhegula Football Club


The Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Department (LEDET) MEC to host Vakhegula-Vakhegula  on the 26 September 2020 at Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve which is one of the Limpopo Wildlife Resorts as they aim to pass down their generations of inherent wisdom of cultural inheritance and promotion of healthy lifestyles, but most importantly the importance of preserving culture and heritage to attract tourists to our rural and township destinations.

The hosting of Vakhegula-Vakhegula is very critical as the Department believes that heritage and the existence of our elder generation cannot be separated as our elders are the custodians and the library of our culture and heritage.

The President has earlier today stated that South Africa is the third most mega-biodiversity country in the world with abundant fauna and flora. Therefore, making South Africa one of the most beautiful Country in the world.

Lekgalameetse is no exception, and it is not only a biodiversity rich wilderness reserve, but a lifeblood of the Provincial economy producing millions of cubic litres of water each day from its more than ten rivers and stream which originate from this mountain catchment region of the Province. This mountain region sustains mining, tourism and agricultural estates and related jobs, mainly the Mopane and Vhembe districts including the world renowned Kruger National Park. The Preservation of Limpopo’s fauna and flora and our selfless efforts to constantly and jealously preserve and protect our biodiversity and cultural heritage, which makes us remain the preferred eco-tourism destination of choice.

Our elders, Vakhegula who are the integral part of our heritage are the only key link between the past, present and the future generations to come. In an effort to celebrate and preserve this indelible link, the Department will explore the natural beauty of Lekgalameetse wilderness Reserve and Thabo Mokone commit humbly submit himself to the elder generation to ensure that this wisdom, culture, heritage and lifestyle is best preserve and handed down to our future generation as pristine as we find it from our four fathers. Our cultural inheritance and wildlife are the corner stone for townships and rural tourism development.

Vakhegula Vakhegula is not only an elderly people football club but it is a Provincial icon with its reach in outside countries in Africa, America, Germany, France and many more where they played and challenge other nation states representing South Africa and our Province. They have now challenged the MEC to join them on a 10km walk in an effort to mark the link between heritage and tourism.  Activities expected for the day includes 10km walk, Lekgalameetse Game Drive, Knowledge sharing session with Vakhegula as well as Vakhegula’ s Jerusalem dance Challenge.