The Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency (MTPA) today launched a lineup of the Gert Sibande Liberation Heritage route events in honor of the struggle stalwarts like Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Mahatma Gandhi, Richard Gert Sibande and Saul Mkhize.

Following the development of this tourism route, the MTPA will be embarking on various awareness campaigns by hosting celebratory events such as a charity golf day and the musical festival. 


“Events play a significant role in creating awareness about any tourism destination. There are people who travel not only for leisure or relaxation but for entertainment as well”, said Mr BJ Nobunga, CEO of MTPA.

“The Gert Sibande Liberation Heritage route celebratory events will afford us an opportunity to honor all those who were involved in achieving freedom for the people of South Africa. The Gert Sibande District highlights the key freedom fighters who fought against racial segregation as well as the destinations that featured prominently during the liberation struggle”, added Nobunga

The celebrations will be rolled out this year in different phases and at various towns of the Gert Sibande district. The lineup will be as follows:

  1. Gert Sibande Liberation Heritage Route Charity Golf Day
    Graceland, Secunda
    18 September 2021


  1. Music Festival
    Mthizo Lifestyle (Breyten)
    30 October 2021

    Motswako Lounge (Standerton)
    31 October 2021


The MTPA’s aim is to create awareness on the impact of tourism in our daily lives and use tourism as a tool for economic development. These celebratory events will provide us with an opportunity to showcase the tourism offerings and benefits to our local communities.

“We invite you to take a journey with us and participate in the planned programme of the Gert Sibande Liberation Heritage route celebratory events with the aim of promoting Mpumalanga as a destination of choice”, concluded Nobunga. #discovermpumalanga #explorempumalanga

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