DJ Shimza set to perform at the Secunda Spring Party this coming Saturday

DJ Shimza set to perform at the Secunda Spring Party this coming Saturday

SECUNDA (Mpumalanga Province) – Just one day left to the 4th Annual Secunda Spring Party, the organisers of the event (Skomplaas Entertainment and Mastertainment) have announced a new act that is set to perform at the event this coming Saturday, 30 September 2017 at the Lillian Ngoyi Stadium in Secunda.

The fine DJ Shimza , real name Ashley Raphala (28) will turntables at the upcoming Secunda Spring Party boosting the already hot line-up that is set to perform at the event.

According to Secunda Spring Party Media and Public Relations Manager, Sthembiso Mabena, Shimza has graced the patrons of this event (Secunda Spring Party) before in 2014 as the headlining artist and was well received.

“This year he will be joining the likes of DJ Kent, Sjava , DJ Fanzo, Oscar Mbo ,Lady Zamar and Kwesta right here in Secunda. We are excited that he is gracing the event again,’’ Sthembiso telling Village Voice.

DJ Shimza is set to drop fire and turn the dance floor around with his performance as per usual.

Shimza is from Tembisa in Gauteng and he ventured into House Music as a DJ in 2003 which steered him to win the Red Square DJ Competition in 2006. He then went on to win the South African Music Conference which was a DJ Spin off Competition.

DJ Shimza has travelled to several countries such as Mexico, United States of America and the UK, eventually displaying his musical talents. He has also performed in Ibiza following the footsteps of Culoe De Song and Black Coffee.

The 4th Annual Secunda Spring Party will begin at 12:00 noon ( on Saturday, 30 September 2017) and end at 2am (Sunday, 1 October 2017).

People are advised that cooler boxes will only be allowed until 15:00 (on Saturday, 30 September 2017).

Premier Mabuza launches new provincial development fund

Premier Mabuza launches new provincial development fund

eMzinoni (Bethal) – The premier of Mpumalanga Province Mr David Mabuza urged small business owners to grab opportunities that have been availed by the Mpumalanga provincial government to them and change their conditions by creating employment for themselves and others.


He said this during the launch of the Mpumalanga Enterprise Development Fund in eMzinoni Township on Thursday, 14 September 2017.


“This is a new chapter in enterprise development for small businesses in the province of Mpumalanga. Women and young people must seize this opportunity to transform and better their lives,” Premier Mabuza said.


The newly launched fund is a partnership between Standand Bank of South Africa and the government of Mpumalanga, with funding from Standard Bank and business support from the Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA).


According to Mr Tim Whati from the Standard Bank of South Africa, partnering with the Mpumalanga provincial government is an important milestone for the bank. “We will do whatever it takes to support entrepreneurs and develop their enterprises in this province. We will surely provide access to development funding through our bank.


“For us as a bank it is of importance to not only focus on developing enterprises within the metropolitan areas, but to also spread-out our support to other areas of our nation especially in the rural areas.


“Entrepreneurs from rural areas also have a role to play in developing the economy,” Mr Whati said.

He also advised that small businesses may approach any Standard Bank branch and apply for the Mpumalanga Enterprises Development Fund.

Kwesta to perfom for the first in this year’s Secunda Spring Party

Kwesta to perfom for the first in this year’s Secunda Spring Party

South Africa’s Hip Hop superstar Kwesta, real name Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi will grace the Secunda Spring Party for the first time this year. Kwesta is a multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs) winner and one of the highly recognised artists in the African continent.


The 4th Annual Secunda Spring Party is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017 at its superb home the Lillian Ngoyi Stadium in Secunda, Mpumalanga Province.


Since its inception four years ago, the Secunda Spring Party has attracted thousands of music lovers within the Mpumalanga Province and neighbouring provinces such as Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal.


According to Secunda Spring Party Media and Public Relations Manager, Sthembiso Mabena, the event founders Skomplaas Entertainment and Mastertainment respectively, have collaborated for the past four years in producing a premium day of festivities in the Gert Sibande District area with various studded artists gracing the much anticipated event.


“Artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Naked DJ, Black Motion, Nadia Nakai, Lerato Kgayago, Ralf Gum, Shimza have performed at the Secunda Spring Party before.


“This year again is going to be a blast for music lovers because performing on stage will be artists such Kwesta, Sjava, Lady Zamar, DJ Kent to name a few,” Sthembiso told the Village Voice News.

Sthembiso added that the event will also include fashion, food, crafts stalls and beer garden access.


Visit Secunda Spring Party’s social media pages for more information:


Facebook: Secunda Spring PARTY.

Twitter: @Annual_SSP

Instagram: @Secundaspringparty_

Sasol Mining hands over 18 houses to community members

Sasol Mining hands over 18 houses to community members

Secunda (Mpumalanga) – Sasol Mining, in partnership with First National Bank and the Department of Human Settlements, handed over 18 houses as part of the company’s housing project.

The handover brings the total number of houses handed over by Sasol Mining in eMbalenhle and Secunda to 82.

Mr Lucky Kgatle Senior Vice President , Sasol Mining and Councillor Flora Noliqhwa Maboa- Boltman, Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality handing over keys to one of the Sasol Mining employees during the ceremony.

According to Mr Lucky Kgatle, Sasol Mining’s Senior Vice President, the company recognises the importance of decent housing for its employees. These are homes of an adequate size that has the essential basic infrastructure such as water, sanitation and electricity.

“Sasol Mining has embarked on a housing project with the objective of promoting good health and welfare for its employees.

“This was done to ensure sustainable local economic development and to promote home ownership among Sasol employees within the formal housing sector,” Mr Kgatle said.

He added that Sasol is commitment to its Social Labour Plan, which entails ensuring access to affordable housing for employees.

Present at the handover of the 18 houses were the Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality, Cllr. Flora Noliqhwa Maboa- Boltman who supported the initiative and applauded the success of the public -private partnership.

She urged the new home owners to be responsible and make sure that they keep their location clean and safe.

“The provision of housing to Sasol Mining MSP employees is a continuous process. This initiative is in accordance with the Social and Labour Plan of the Mining Charter,” Mr Kgatle concluded.