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Kimberley’s Diamond Oval Cricket Stadium in the city’s suburb of Cassandra, has been revealed as the venue of the inaugural Northern Cape Heritage Festival.

The province’s cricket mecca will be the home of this highly billed live music extravaganza for the next three years in terms of a signed agreement.

“The Northern Cape Cricket and the Northern Cape Heritage Festival have signed a 3 year deal that will see this prestigious festival in the country taking place at the Cricket Diamond Oval Stadium until 2025, with an option to renew.

“The Cricket Diamond Oval is a perfect infrastructure as it matches plans of the Northern Cape Heritage Festival to give revelers a unique experience, something new and fresh never before experienced in the Northern Cape,” enthused Project Manager Reverend Dez Fransman.

This historic festival will take place from 22 September to 25 September 2022 and boasts some mouth watering build-up activities and activations around the province.

The festival’s biggest headliner is set to be dropped on 1st of June.

Online betting company Hollywoodbets have also been unveiled as part of the main sponsors of this flagship event.

Tickets go on sale 1st June with limited number of early bird tickets available at Computicket.

By Thabo Mothibi /


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Thabo Mothibi is a former broadcast journalist (TV and Radio) – with specialist reporting experience; SABC Political/Parliamentary and TRC Teams over a period of five years (1995 to 2000).

One key foreign assignment - is the 11-nation African Connection Rally – overland journey from Africa’s northern-most pole in the coastal Tunisian city of Bizerte to the southern-most pole in South Africa’s Cape Agulhas. From the journalistic years, Thabo then delved into Government media liaison and serving two former Ministers and three MECs. He became the Northern Cape Provincial Government’s first department based Communications Director at Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development - 2008-2010 – where he also served as Head of Ministry from 2003 – 2008.

As a former anti-apartheid activist, his political background and professional training aided him in spearheading the Northern Cape ANC’s 2004 National Elections media and publicity campaign and that of the 2006 Local Government Elections.

Whilst based in Waterkloof in Pretoria -2010 to end 2011, he consulted for Manstrat Agricultural Intelligence, then returned to the Northern Cape in 2012 to date, to consult independently and pursue other entrepreneurial interests in media and communications through KwaVuko Communications and Marketing.

Thabo Mothibi obtained his NQF7 through Wits University’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) in Johannesburg, a Unilever Mandela Rhodes Academy for Marketing and Communications Academy (UMRA). The goal of the NQF7 programme was to educate and train public and private sector professional communicators and marketers in government communications..