EVERY last weekend of each month-end will never be the same again eKasi as Emakhandeni Cricket Club, located in Emakhandeni suburb – which went under refurbishment last month, will host mini-Luna park activities as a way of creating a conducive environment for children and their families.
Children are the heartbeat of every family and as part of the club’s refurbishment, Sifiso Mtutuki who is the spot’s manager said they saw it fit to also accommodate young ones through providing Luna park activities for them to create everlasting moments.
“We have a beautiful ground at Emakhandeni Cricket Club, which also accommodates a cricket academy for young children. As we were in the process of renovation, we decided to also beef up children’s activities and we came up with an idea that on every weekend of the month we will do a make shift of a mini Luna park.
“We will have jumping castles, joy rides, painting and other activities as part of encouraging families to have fun together with their children.
“We also came up with this initiative as a way of making sure kids get fresh air out and about in a safe environment. Nowadays our children are in danger of becoming screen addicts, its either they are playing games on phones or watching shows on TV which is not healthy at all.
“The Luna park activities will provide another form of entertainment to them which will divert them from other unhealthy social habits, at the same time spending quality time with their parents,” said Mtutuki.
On the other hand, adults will continue benefiting from associating themselves with the joint.
The refurbishment of the club came as a way of trying to create a classy comfortable place for patrons to chill and have fun as well as get services that are equivalent to the value of their money.
The proprietor of the club, Nhlanhla Nkomo, who is also the face behind the fun and entertainment at the vibrant city shebeen – Stunts, said giving the cricket club a new look is a way of promoting township tourism.
“In my life I have been to South Africa and I love how the people there promote their own culture. In Soweto you will find a lot of places like the new look cricket club and millions are made in such an industry which promotes township tourism.
“We are all about celebrating people and our culture. The music which is played here will resonate with the setting of the club meaning it’s a place which will make patrons connect with their Kasi roots.
“We also want to accommodate everyone that is why we have so many activities under one roof from music, Tshisanyama, car wash as well as children’s activities on month ends,” said Nhlanhla.