Vusi Mahlasela became the first South African artist to record live in the township. The Live recording took place on the 15th of September 2018 at his grandmother’s house in Mamelodi.
Mamelodi’s first documented material was launched 2018. The book is Mamelodi – Reflections of a lifetime is available. The book reflects on the historical beginnings of the township to its rapid rise and development, Picture book with captions.
Mamelodi plays host to many visitors from around the world. We are ready to host more as recently we hosted visitors from Australia, Canada and the United States of America(USA). Mamelodi e a le amogela (Mamelodi is ready to welcome you).
Moshito wa Mamelodi, invited to give talk on heritage and highlight the importance of respecting your heritage.
All the Moshito wa Mamelodi exhibitions are open to the public.
Due to forced removals, Mamelodi came to exist. First known as Vlaka, taken from Vlakfontein, the name Mamelodi changed in 1962 at the behest of the first Mayor, Mr H.M Pitje. The trajectory by the National Party Government was to remove all black sports for creation of the White Suburbs.
Mamelodi is blessed to have produced great musical geniuses and legends: Dr Phillip Tabane and Fulian Bahula rehearsing at Mamelodi West Hall in 1961. Mogwanane Mahlole, Ernest Mothle and Dr Vui Mahlasela.