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KDI Report - Mahika Mahikeng Festival

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KDI Report - Mahika Mahikeng Festival The festival includes drama, music, dance and arts and crafts; ? 2016 was the second year in which the festival took place; ? The most popular event was Jazz, followed by Motswako; ? 65% of attendees were local residents; ? The average length of stay for non-local visitors was 1.5 nights and 2.35 days; ? 45% of visitors came for 1 day and did not stay overnight; ? 1.3% of the audience was from Botswana; ? 77% agree that the festival “makes me feel proud of my cultural heritage”; ? 32% strongly agree and 45% agree that “the festival is part of what makes Mahikeng a special place”; ? Total Economic Impact on Mahikeng was calculated at R7m.
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