Mamelodi comes alive for youth celebrations
We have reached a milestone in our company's history, said Bobby Scott, CEO of True Colour Events. To work hand-in-hand with Government and the ANC is truly a privilege and an honour. With very tight deadlines, the implementation and management of an event of this magnitude requires flawless execution, dedication and commitment. We are very proud of our achievements and to be in a position to celebrate Youth Day on this scale, in Mamelodi.
The festivities started in town at Solomon Mahlangu square. Dignitaries included the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa, the Premier of Gauteng, Nomvula Paula Mokanyane and the MMC of Sports,Recreation, Arts and Culture Mr. K Dau. They laid wreathes to commemorate the youths that died in 1976, in their fight against appartheid. The dignitaries boarded stunning floats that were manufactured by the locals and moved in a parade through the town to Moretele Park. The floats ranged from a Soccer City replica to larger than life size puppets and many more. It was a true reflection of the artistic wealth that exists in South Africa today.
At the park the VIPs were greeted by over 10 000 spectators, waiting in awe for their beloved Bafana Bafana to play later in the evening. The Executive Mayor of Tshwane and the Gauteng Premiere addressed the crowd with inspirational words, promoting education, unity and prosperity.
Over 1500 security personnel were deployed in conjunction with the Police which ensured that a safe and incident free event was executed. The stage was brought alive by fantastic performances of local artists. The lineup included, Chomee, Zaza band, Ruandan band, DJ Dede and Thumzo. The spectators were able to view the football match on a 35 square meter LED screen supported by a PA system that could cater for 25 000 people. The evening was truly spectacular with an abundance of vibrant music, lighting, sound and of course the screening of the Bafana game. With the spirit of Africa, the blowing of vuvuzelas and the colourful tones of the locals.
True Colour Events would like to congratulate everyone who may have been involved in the Youth Day celebrations. The experience of executing the function and therefore knowing the tremendous planning and implementation involved to ensure the success of the day is majestic.
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