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Media Invite: Vaal River Carnival Launch

13 August 2015 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor Councillor Greta Hlongwane and the MMC for Local Economic Development Councillor Khulu Malindi hereby invite the media to the 2015 launch of the Vaal River Carnival (VRC) this Friday the 21st August 2015.

The Carnival will run from Friday the 28th August to Sunday the 4th October 2015.

It will showcase a variety of events ranging from arts, poetry, films, fashion, comedy, pageants to a variety of festivals. The municipality’s tourism department views the Carnival as a form of Eco-Tainment (an innovative blend of environmental education and variety entertainment) in their tourism development strategy, the idea is to draw people to the region and attract new visitors to the area.

This year’s Carnival is about ensuring that potential tourists and investors experience the Vaal River, historic sites, state of the art hotels, conference facilities, other business and leisure facilities. The Vaal River Carnival is supported by several stakeholders including government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and schools who participate in the Carnival. The aim is to reap the economic benefits like job creation in the local tourism sector and creative industries, cultural and enterprise development, as well as the unification and pride of all inhabitants in the Vaal Triangle.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date : 21 August 2015
Venue : Emerald Resort and Casino
Time : 14h00
RSVP : Florence Mafoko on email mafokof@emfuleni.gov.za
RSVP On or Before : 19 August 2015

Issued by Communication Unit
Enquiries : Chuchi Radebe
Media Relations Officer : Emfuleni Local Municipality
Contact : 016 950 6504 / 081 255 9703
E-mail : chuchir@emfuleni.gov.za