Empowering Female entertainers

Each year Cosmo Mall (owned by The Bentel Group) commits to giving back to those in need in almost all our events, and this event was no different. According to our research, we have found that only 10% of performers at music festivals around the world are female, and an even smaller percentage of women are on music label rosters than Males. Despite pumping out great mixes and working as hard as you can, the recognition from booking agents and promoters – and the subsequent gigs and success – remain elusive. 

On the 11th of June 2022, Cosmo Mall partnered with the City of Johannesburg and hosted an event competition called Queen of the Beat. It was an all-female DJ campaign that was open to all Joburg-based female DJs. This initiative was aimed at creating a platform to discover new and fresh talent, and interested contestants entered by sending an 8min video of themselves mixing music to get an opportunity to do a live audition at Cosmo Mall Saturday the 11th of June.

 10 contestants were picked from Cosmo City, Northriding, Kya sands, Diepsloot and Fourways to participate. The programme had a competitive edge where there were renowned Female celebrity Djs like Lady Leah, Scot the Dj and Lady Sakhe who blessed the cosmo city community with their appearance as a Judging panel on the day. and all finalists will get an opportunity to be workshopped by an acclaimed industry female DJ. “It’s nice to see that female entertainers are given an opportunity to shine in the male-dominated industry and the contestants are good as I found me dancing” Said Nobantu Ngoma a resident of Cosmo city.

Cosmo Mall had lovely giveaways on the day where we gave away free haircuts, coffee, kid's toys by McDonalds and free nail dos from Amanzi academy on the day of the event as a token of appreciation to the community that supports the mall.

A big thank you to our sponsors City of Johannesburg, McDonald's, and Amanzi academy for supporting the event. 

Cosmo Mall owned by the Bentel Group is a citizen of Cosmo City and continues to endeavour to support the residents within the area. Cosmo Mall cares for its community!

For more of our exciting events visit our website at www.cosmomall.co.za or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cosmo_mall

Ward 100 SANCO officially relaunches

Scores of people turned out on 23 April to attend Ward 100 South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO)’s official relaunch at Tirisano-Mmogo in extension 4.

SANCO is a non-political organization, which aims to promote nation building, truth and reconciliation, socio-economic development, political development, transformation, and peace and prosperity.

Community members turned out to witness the SANCO relaunch.JPG

After every two years, SANCO reshuffles its structure and brings a new executive depending on whether community members are satisfied by its services or not. 

The huge number of people who attended the relaunch shows that community members are taking SANCO serious, said the John Mongwe, who was elected the new Ward 100 SANCO chairperson.


“This is not about me as chairperson,” he said, “but it is all about the community having faith in the entire executive team.”

The previous Ward 100 SANCO leadership, which was chaired by the now Ward Councillor Lyborn Ndou, had been working hard with various stakeholders to clamp down criminal activities and bring change in the community.

“The new leadership will continue with the program of action that SANCO has implemented,” Mongwe said. “We want to bring community even closer to SANCO.”


Mongwe, who is the former Ward 100 SANCO secretary, also warned residents to be careful about fake SANCO groups that mislead the community.

“Let us not be confused,” he said. “There is one SANCO in ward 100 and the community members know who has been with them on the ground through thick and thin. This is the SANCO, which has Cde John Mongwe as the chairperson and Cde Roger Manavhela as the secretary. Our final Branch Executive Committee (BEC) comprises 11 females, seven males and, 6 youths.

Below is the list of the BEC

Chairperson: cde John mongwe

Deputy chairperson: cde Fhatuwani luvhengo

Secretary: cde Rogers Manavhela

Deputy secretary: cde mashoto

Treasure: cde monica

Organizer: cde metlhape

Additional: Cde lyborn Ndou, Cde bridget, Cde basetsana, Cde sibongile, Cde cindy, Cde pinky

Cde ntsiki, Cde nomsa, Cde Emanuel, Cde Tinyiko, Cde Archie, Cde Erneth, and Cde Mokgwatlhe

Dilo Stofong Pub & Grill launches Easter Games

16 teams participated in the Dilo Stofong Pub and Grill’s first annual Easter Games tournament held from 15 to 18 April in Zandspruit.

Bridgetown Rovers FC became this year’s winners of the tournament, and D1O of Diepsloot became runners up. Dilo Stofong awarded Brigdetoem Rovers with medals, trophy, a soccer kit, and R18 000 cash. D10 walked away with a trophy, medals, a soccer ball and R8000 cash. Other runners up walked away with R2000 cash.

Dilo Stofong Pub and Grill, which operates in Zandspruit in formal settlement, aims to help empower young people through sports, according to the founder Adam Ndlhovu.

“We as Dilo Stofong Pub & Grill are looking forward to bringing more youth activities within our Community,” he said.

 “We would like to express our thanks to Zandspruit Football Associations, Adams Que Pty Ltd and the office of our Ward 114 Councillor Mr David Mangena. David Mangena, we are proud to have you as our community leader and councillor. Please keep on doing Good for your community they need you more.”

Cosmo Mall Cares For Its Community: Bridal Expo and Fashion Show

Cosmo Mall supports and showcases local talent, we opened our doors to all bridal dress, décor and cake makers of Cosmo City, Diepsloot, kya sands and other surrounding areas to showcase their work. A free fashion show for local wedding dress designers to show off their designs and WIN a design bursary by EUC Richfield in hopes to further a talented designer’s career. More prizes included R1500 cash prizes, grocery hampers, vouchers, and a feature in a magazine advertisement from Wedding Collections. We had great prizes to give away and the winner for the EUC bursary was Siviwe  Marokane from Vivies splendid events, Cash prize was won by Lerato Ani from La curvaceous , Molema from Moes boutique won a cover on a magazine and grocery voucher.

Winner walks away with special prizes

Each year Cosmo Mall (owned by The Bentel Group) commits to giving back to community passionate about local businesses and providing the platform for them to grow. We believe in extending our value chain, so they too become a beneficiary of our networks.

Glitz and glamour prevailed at the wedding expo

Our shoppers were able to win prizes through pop quizzes about the mall and dance battles. We also had exciting performances where we supported our local celebs Tshepo from Jah Sho entertainment, Sniper, Ronnie the hustler, Sbujwa dancers, and many more.

 A big thank you to our sponsors Richfield ,Send Home, Roots Butchery, Pick n Pay, Wedding Collections and Afro Halo for supporting the event.  

Lucky winners walked away with prizes

Cosmo Mall owned by the Bentel Group is a citizen of Cosmo City and continue to endeavour to support the residents within the area. Cosmo Mall cares for its community!

For more of our exciting events visit our website on www.cosmomall.co.za or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cosmo_mall

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