Limpopo based Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum, Bakone Malapa situated just outside Polokwane which is a reconstructed village in the style used by the Northern Sotho about 250 years ago has created a platform for young black entrepreneurs formally launched on the 18th April 2021 and on Sunday 12 September 2021 introduced flea markets.
This comes after a group of friends Bushi Rangoato whose also a Chef and started cooking for friends with the first ever gathering hosted by one of the friends he partnered with at his home together with Oscar Lugi Shivambu came up with an idea of opening food establishment therefore Bakone Malapa became relevant to their theme also attracting tourists.
Lešokeng with the slogan “Mintirho ya vula vula” that came up with Shivambu simply meaning “good deeds speaks volume” gives people of Limpopo and the surroundings a real breathtaking Sundays experience also allows entrepreneurs to exhibit their craft, products and also various Chef’s to prepare different African Cuisine at an affordable price. Rangoato says the main focus is to bring people together over an good food, great music, great vibes and networking. “People will expect a different experience at the most breathtaking venue since its hetitage month, we are also introducing soccer match watching sessions and giving young black entrepreneurs a platform ” said Rangoato.
Furthermore, Lešokeng Public Relations officer, Aisha Masehela says the venue is also children’s friendly too and they’re looking into having more stalls market with the aim of empowering women and the youth. “This also helps in bringing people closer to their heritage remembering who they are, where they come from through an open museum acclaimed as a heritage and attraction site in South Africa, ” Masehela said.
Lešokeng is hosting Sunday market stalls and a great ambience with good food, good music and a safe space to network every two Sundays in a month with strict Covid-19 compliance at reasonable pricings.