The Road to Miss TiBaKalanga 2022
The beauty pageant competition is only one of the many commemorative events planned to mark 40 years since the passing of the late TG Silundika the national hero whom the cultural centre is named after.
- Date: Saturday and Sunday 24 & 25 April 2021
- Venue: TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre
- Entrance Fee at the Gate: R20
- The Village Beauty Pageant Competition is part of the Miss TibaKalanga Beauty Pageant.
About this Project
A TibaKalanga Annual Cultural Event
Eight villages in Ward 6, Bulilima District, Matabeleland South Province in Zimbabwe are set to hold their Beauty Pageant Competitions at the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre, the TGSCCC on Saturday and Sunday 24 & 25 April respectively.
The competitions have had to be held in two separate days due to the overwhelming response from the local community, particularly girls (ages 16 – 25). Another contributing factor also is the need to adhere to Covid 19 social distancing protocols.
The TGSCCC issued an invitation to villages across the district to participate in the competition back in January and immediately received an expression of interest from more than 10 villages that form a cluster around the cultural centre. While other villages remain interested, logistical issues have slowed down their ability to participate in the first phase of the competitions.
Following their registration, the villages through their Village Head were then requested by the TGSCCC to identify and nominate enthusiastic individuals would serve as coordinators in their respective villages. The coordinators’ primary responsibility is to identify, recruit and train models in their local areas. Many of the nominees were already serving as members of the centre’s Management Committee. The centre then organized a workshop for the coordinators to ensure everyone was up to date with what they need to be working on.
2020/21 Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Queen
Miss Charlotte Ndlovu
The workshop was facilitated by an experienced Bulawayo-based fashionista Mr Nkosi Nkomo. The coordinators were trained in the following skills:
- Time management
The models will be judged in the same criteria as the main Miss TiBaKalanga Beauty Pageant competition where the winners of this competition will compete for this coveted title towards the end of the year. The areas of competition are as follows:
|Jeans & T-Shirts / Sponsors
|Finalists’ Question (Bonus Points)|
The Coordinators pose for a group photo at the conclusion of their workshop on 27/02/2021
The villages that are expected to crown their queen in the forthcoming event are: Bhembenene, Gala, Garamtata, Khekhethe, Kungubo, Mangarame, Manguba and Ntoli.
The beauty pageant competition is only one of the many commemorative events planned to mark 40 years since the passing of the late TG Silundika the national hero whom the cultural centre is named after. Other activities include a 10K Run, a Senior’s Walk and half a kilometre race for the under 12s. Attendees can expect to enjoy entertainment from bands and dancers, the likes of Thawulo Skhuza and Makhonza Super Sounds and many others.
Bhembenene Village Pageants
Garamtata Village Pageants
Ntoli Village Pageants
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Meet the members who make it all happen!
Felix Silundika | Founder & Project Manager
Activity and resource planning/Organizing & motivating the project team/Monitoring Progress
Tel: +966 530930271 or +263 78 542 4698 (WhatsApp)
Tina Nkobi | Co-Founder, Treasurer & PR
Responsible for mobilizing financial resources/ Foundation’s Bank Account/Hosts & updates the centre website/Marketing and Publicity.
Tel: +31 646 300 921
Memorial Library & ZC Nkobi Gallery
If you have books or stationary for schools to donate please contact us or read more on our project page!
Primary Contact: Mzu Ngwenya & Felix Silundika
Tel: +44 784 770 8190 or +263 783 352 255 (WhatsApp)
Douglas Nleya | Chairman
Responsible for the Kalanga Village museum/Oversees the museum’s collections/supervise educational programs/Collects cultural artifacts
Tel: +263 772271648
Mfundo Tsambani | Chairman
Attends all Board of Directors meetings/Keeps all the organization’s official records/Cultivates relations with other cultural centres/Provides leadership in furtherance of the Centre’s mission/Manages the development of the Centre
Tel: +263 773829630
Mendy Gumbo | Secretary & Pageant Coordinator
Recruits & registers models for the annual beauty pageant/Minute taking in meetings
Tel: +263 782127990
Mzu Ngwenya | Library Project Manager
Hiring, training and scheduling staff/Planning library services &Publicising library programs
Tel: +44 784 770 8190
Matildah Mace Hikwa | Resource Mobilization
Developing a fund generation and resource mobilization workplan/Maintain records/Develop donor profiles & solicitation strategies
Tel: +263 7744 05007
Virginia Ndlovu | Finance Committee Chairperson
Custodian of the Centre’s assets
Tel: +263 773891492
Dadani Tsambani | Community Relations Officer
Cultivating relationships with local residents and businesses/attending community meetings/organizing local events
Tel: +263 778133062
Sibusiso Malunga | Director of the Athletics Program Resource
Providing guidance & direction to the Centre’s athletics program/Coordinationg with local coaches about scheduling events
Tel: +263 775889898 or +263 718890000
Misheck Masendu | Schools Competition Coordinator
Advises the committee on schools’participation in the Centre’s events
Tel: +263 772460837
Mpumelelo Ncube | Cultural Entertainment Coordinator
Planning events/booking performances
Tel: +263 782127990 or +263 776320000
Ntombizile Sebele | Skills Training Coordinator
Recruitment of participants, information dissemination/Facilitating training sessions
Tel: +263 784085883
lrene Sikhangeziwe Sibalo | Hospitality Services
Securing accomodation for and looking after guests/Handle guest complaints
Tel: +263 771480591
Mzingaye Ncube | Transport & Logistics
Arranges transport & Logistics for the Centre’s events
Tel: +263 775191438
Betty (Sibongile) Moyo | Committee member
Recruiting and managing volunteers/security personnel/Conduct informational session before events
Tel: +263 779036612
Rachel Dube | Committee Member
Finance Team Assistant
Tel: +263 774430717
Mercy Ngwenya | Village Heath Worker
Advises committee on health related matters
Tel: +263 7775193156