Building on the legacy and milestone of the 20th anniversary of the Mangaung
African Cultural Festival (MACUFE), which was celebrated in 2017, the 21st
edition of MACUFE will cement the fact that indeed MACUFE is one of the most
popular cultural festivals on the African continent and beyond. This
festival has, from humble beginnings, grown from strength to strength and
has undoubtedly reached international stature.
With the key objectives of promoting social cohesion, nation-building,
tourism and economic development, MACUFE continues to be the major highlight
in the arts and entertainment calendar of the country and stands shoulder
high among many other festivals.
As in previous editions, the 21st edition of MACUFE promises to dazzle its
patrons with an action-packed and entertainment-galore programme. Guided by
its theme, ¡§Kaofela re moo¡¨, this year¡¦s MACUFE will be rolled out from 5 to
14 October 2018 and coincides with the centenary celebrations of Former
President Nelson Mandela as well as that of Mama Albertina Sisulu.
The 2018 theme speaks to the character of this festival as a melting pot and
a meeting point for all arts lovers.
International artists of note will continue to feature as part of the
programme. For the 21st edition, music lovers can expect to be enthralled by
the likes of Brandy (USA), Joe (USA), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), and Oliver
Mtukutzi (Zimbabwe) among others. These music maestros will perform
alongside our own South African music maestros who will equally keep MACUFE
patrons entertained. They include Nasty C, A Rheece (Tshepe Hip Hop), Lebo
Sekgobela, Benjamin Dube, Teboho, Thoko Nogabe, Neyi Zimu (Gospel), Selaelo
Selota, Kunle, Xolisile Nosenga (Indoor Jazz), Semito, Amanda Black, Prince
Kaybee, Nathi, Zonke and Lady Zamar (Main Festival) among others.