Our mission is

  • To make The Umlazi Festival & Expo the principal event in KwaZulu-Natal that draws together business, SMMEs, youth, community organisations, consumers and all the people of KZN on an annual basis to celebrate Umlazi’s richness and diversity.
  • The Umlazi Festival & Expo mission is to contribute to the long term development of greater Umlazi’s economy and community. Umlazi residents’ annual retail spending power tops R8 billion but only if this finds its way back into the hands of the residents of Umlazi.
  • The Festival Expo provides a vehicle for businesses in uMlazi, South Africa’s 2nd largest township, to reclaim their rightful share of this spending by placing local enterprises and SMMEs side by side with some of the country’s leading brands.
  • The uMlazi Festival & Expo will help create a sense of pride in uMlazi in the eyes of all South Africans and helps establish uMlazi as a global brand.
  • A lasting legacy for uMlazi & KwaZulu-Natal