Boodskap van die borge

Culture, Sport an Recreation in Mpumalanga

The rise and rise of Innibos

As MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation in Mpumalanga, am happy that the waiting is finally over for yet another exciting edition of one of the biggest annual festivals in the country, the Innibos. It is a known fact that patriots of the festival have been waiting  with bated breadth for activities of the festival  to unfold and that moment is finally upon all of us.

Like the rest of the people in the province and country, I am looking forward to be enthralled by song and dance and blown away by the beauty of the Innibos. After all, the festival is teeming with everything that brings South Africans together – music, food and the arts.

Our Department has great pleasure to once again be part of one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in the country. The Innibos National Arts Festival has become synonymous with cultural melting pot and unifying the people of Mpumalanga and beyond. It is also a world-class cultural festival that continues to grow in leaps and bounds. We are expecting it to reach new heights this year in terms of attendance, entertainment, excitement levels and bringing our people together.

As the Department, we want to extend our gratitude to the people of Mpumalanga for supporting the festival which contributes to our efforts of working towards achieving social cohesion and nation building in the Province. Innibos owes its success and growth to each one of you who have gone through the turnstiles over the years. The festival could not be where it is today without the support of the people and that of the business community.

The Innibos National Arts Festival embodies our mission of promoting social cohesion and nation building through, culture, sport and information service to the people of Mpumalanga. We encourage all South Africans to come out in large numbers and support this year’s festival and in the process get a glimpse of what the Afrikaans culture has to offer in terms of music, cuisine as well as arts and crafts. We will continue to support events or activities that allow South Africans from diverse backgrounds to celebrate our inclusive heritage and promote oneness among our people. We need to work together to create a winning nation that will create opportunities for all our people and we are duty bound to raise our hands and respond to the clarion call made by President of our country, his excellency Cyril Ramaphosa,  of Thuma Mina!

We say to all people of Mpumalanga and beyond, Innibos is here and geniet!


Ms Thandi Shongwe.


More Music You Love for Mbombela!

JacarandaFM is counting down to 26 June 2019, when the Innibos Lowveld National Arts Festival kicks off once again in Mbombela. There’ll be music, art, theatre, books, crafts, artisan food and more.

On Thursday 28 June, from 6pm, festival-goers will be enthralled with the annual highlight – the JacarandaFM Concert. The main stage will come to life with performances by Theuns Jordaan, Refentse, Robbie Wessels, Emo Adams, Martin Bester, Leah, Brendan Peyper and Tarryn Lamb.

As always, the station’s high-profile personalities will be in town broadcasting live and adding even more colour to the festivities. Jacaranda FM’s GM Kevin Fine says, “Innibos ticket-holders can look forward to another year of world class entertainment particularly on the 28th. The line-up is stellar and we’re proud and honoured to bring “More Music You Love” and the Jacaranda flavour to this event once again in 2019.”

Exciting, too, is the news that the Innibos entrance fee is the same as last year! What’s included in the fee? Live entertainment on four stages, theatre performances, and a line-up of show-stopping music concerts every evening from 6pm on the main stage.

Count down to Innibos with JacarandaFM! Tickets for sale via Computicket. Festival programme available at

City of Mbombela

Boodskap van die Stadsbestuurder

Die Stad Mbombela verwelkom ʼn ieder en elk van u na die 2019 Innibos Laeveld Nasionale Kunstefees. Dié jaar herdenk ons die 16de bestaansjaar van die bekroonde Kunsfees met die tema “Vuur en Vlam”. Die Stad Mbombela is trots om weereens die tuiste van die Kunstefees te wees. Mbombela en sy inwoners sien jaarliks uit na die week wanneer ons duisende mense en besoekers van reg oor die land in ons Stad kan verwelkom. Mbombela streef daarna om ʼn stad van uitmuntendheid te wees en ons is veral bekend vir ons uitmuntende gasvryheid. Die Innibos fees bied ʼn geleentheid vir die mense van Mbombela om kuns en kultuur te geniet op ʼn platform wat mense van alle gemeenskappe nader aan mekaar bring en help om die Laeveld se diverse kultuur te geniet en waardeer. Ons ryke kulturele erfenis van ons gemeenskap moet behoue bly vir toekomstige generasies. Innibos speel ʼn sleutel rol in die verband, en die Stad Mbombela sal voortgaan met ons volgehoue ondersteuning aan die Laeveld Nasionale Kunstefees. Mense van heinde en verre sien dalk die Laeveld in al sy glorie vir die eerste keer.

Ek nooi graag besoekers in ons stad uit om die tyd aan te wend om meer van die Laeveld te sien terwyl hulle Innibos geniet. Daar is talle toerisme kantore reg oor die Stad wat u sal kan help om u tyd in Mbombela optimaal te benut. Ons het wêreldklas restaurante en winkelsentrums waar toeriste van ons plaaslike produkte en kuns kan koop. As u meer avontuurlustig is, kan u ook die Nasionale Kruger Wildtuin, Hazyview, Witrivier of Barberton besoek.

Geniet die 2019 Innibos fees want hier in die Laeveld en Mbombela is ons “Vuur en Vlam”.

Neil Diamond

Munisipale Bestuurder

Die Stad Mbombela






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