Doc Shebeleza was one of the headliners at Makhelwane Fest.
The festive season is upon us and "abo Makhelwane" are feeling it! 

Poka Street in Orlando West shut it down the whole weekend to make way for Makhelwane Festival. 

'Makhelwane', a lifestyle festival that reconnects and reignites the neighbourly culture "Bo Makhe" also promotes local small and medium enterprises returned to the streets of Orlando, Soweto on Friday, December 14, to Sunday, December 16. ' Makhelwane' is a Zulu term that refers to a neighbour.

"Abo Makhelwane" having a jol. Picture: Supplied

The three-day festival featured the best township experience where people hung out, mingled, ate and enjoyed entertainment from local artists including electric performances by Doc Shebeleza, Thasman and Moonchild Sanelly. 

Fashion was in order at Makhelwane Fest. Picture: Supplied

“The festival aims to attract tourism into Soweto during the festive season with the #VayaSoweto campaign to experience local food, fashion, art, and music - and encourage local shopping - during the festive season. 

“The idea behind this concept is to continue to create products that will allow aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, and musicians to showcase their craft and skills.” So, expect food trucks and homes set up as eateries, all serving up gourmet deliciousness. In terms of design, Makhelwane has a meticulous selection criterion to ensure that authentic and original design products are featured at each event,” said festival co-creator Sifiso Dlangamandla.

Food was galore. Picture: Supplied

'Makhelwane'  looks beyond domestic tourism, it is a subsidiary initiative for township products where organisers aim to develop and drive township tourism to further create sustainable platforms for young creatives and entrepreneurs across Gauteng.