Church Kota wins at a Soweto festival

Church Kota wins at a Soweto festival

Township burger: Kotas came in different sizes and shapes

The Blue Sky Church from Little Falls is R20 000 richer after judges at the Soweto Kota Festival agree that the church’s Kota was the most scrumptious. Recipient of the prize was Fortune Malgas who is one of the congregants. The festival was held at Walter Sisulu Square at Kliptown, Soweto.
“All the money goes to church,” highlights Mashabela Tshailane. She is also the church member. “This is our offering,” she says with unpretentious smile.

The two have jobs. On weekends they volunteer to prepare and sell Kotas to raise the Blue Sky Church some funds.
Other amounts of R15 000 and R10 000 went to first and third runner-up respectively.

This year’s festival was bigger and better than the last year one, which was hosted at the Soweto Theater. The venue was spacious and managed to accommodate multitude of vendors and revelers. Team Boerie King came all the way from KwaZulu-Natal to sell their trade in Soweto.


The two-day event might be a Kota Festival, but entrepreneurship knows no borders; artifacts, beverages, accessories, clothes etc, were on sale. Entertainment was also galore.

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