It was a privilege to be part of this prestigious race the Total Sports Two Oceans Ultra Marathon. I entered the race not sure if it will go ahead or it will be canceled again but I entered trusting that it will go ahead as I was looking forward for the Cape Town Mountain running.

Cape Town Mountain running challenge Cape Town’s most prestigious race, the Two Oceans Marathon Ultra, takes athletes on a spectacular course around the Cape Peninsula. It is often voted the most breathtaking course in the world.
The event is run under the auspices of World Athletics (WA), Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).
 

Event Details

DISTANCE

56km (35 miles)

ENTRY LIMIT

11 000

DATE

17 April 2022

START TIME

5.20 AM

START VENUE

Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands

FINISH VENUE

UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

QUALIFYING RACES

42.2km sub 5:00
50km sub 6:30
56km sub 7:00
90km sub 12:00
100+km sub: 13:30

CUT-OFF

7 HOURS MAT TO MAT

First thing first congratulations to Gerda for her winning the Ultramarathon for the third time and breaking the record read more about it on

Leaders board for the event is as follows:

We are going through a lot as country just after Covid-19 now KZN floods this event made a conducive environment for people from all walks of life to meet and socialize but most we call ourselves social runners running under hashtag running with Tumi Sole on social networks or social media.

Chapman’s Peak highlights

The event was a great experience celebration of culture with variety of tribes all running as one nation. I met great people amongst them Vuvu who is a uniter in the running sphere

Not forgetting to mention my follow team of runners who we saw fit to give life to the event in terms of real time content

I made research on reviews about the race and found one which is perfect so my review on dwell much on the route per se but rather on the vibes part of the Total Sports Two Oceans Ultral Marathon event. see route review by Mkhululi Jack -I asked his permission to feature his article on my blog

Support was massive

I did collect the 56km finishers blue medal

My race results

Just for laughter entry from big names in the running circles including Social RunnersSA Chirman Adam:

I arrived at Cape Twon ahead of the event and this is my blog entry before the race https://siphiwebillysigudla.com/2022/04/09/i-am-excited-to-be-taking-part-in-this-2022-of-the-total-sports-two-oceans-ultral-marathon-on-17-aprilthe-2022-edition-after-two-years-of-hard-lock-down/

Review a Race review starts with key details like date, distance, and your participation status (first-timer, repeat runner, volunteer, etc). That I have done above already in my opening

Rate it: Five required ratings ask you to evaluate (on a scale of 1 to 5 shoes) your overall experience as well as course difficulty, course scenery, event production, event swag, and even (optional) your own performance. (Each rating is independent of the others.) I will rate the event 5 and my finish time result is 06:38:13

Thanks again to The Total Sports Two Oceans team

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The experience is unique. I found online a better route review so I figured let me ask permission from the author and feature it and I won’t have to worry about writing about the details of the route as someone has https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1516040240116416518?t=bMfHY17IxHeQi-ILnYzp3w&s=19https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1516040240116416518?t=bMfHY17IxHeQi-ILnYzp3w&s=19https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1516040240116416518?t=bMfHY17IxHeQi-ILnYzp3w&s=19 done that already see

This review was a contribution to the race from a participant and a continued support from first review I wrote in 2019 after I participated in the Oldmutual Two Oceans Marathon see blog entry : my Totalsports Two Oceans Ultramarathon highlight is past Erf sign 4426, Greenwood Cottage, Main Road, Hout Bay45 km 20 metres past Phantom Acres entrance, Main Road, Hout Bay46 km150 metres from top of Constantia Nek30 kmNear top of little Chapman’s Peak31 km Just around big corner above surfing spot (Noordhoek Beach), Chapman’s Peak32 kmUnder overhang 100m before tunnel, Chapman’s Peak33 km Last view site (now closed to public) before top of Chapman’s Peak34 km100m before first corner on descent, Chapman’s Peak35 km On corner at small stream, Chapman’s Peak 36 km Opposite watervalletjie sign, Chapman’s Peak Drive37 km 100m past Toll Notice Board, Chapman’s Peak38 kmOutside No 1 Chapman’s Peak Flats, Hout Bay this where I loosen up and enjoyed the race . I will stop here until next race.

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

Christian Posts

Cape Town Mountain running challenge is My heading for the #TTOM22 @2oceansmarathon @totalsportssa race review

Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon Route Review Written by Mkhululi Jack (MJ)

Let me preface this Race Route Review (RRR) by sharing with you that Border Athletics (BORA) runners are the ones who insisted that I look at the Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon (TOM) route profile and use my own experience of running the race to write a RRR. I write RRRs for our local races as an attempt to help our runners to have a plan on race day. Interestingly, their request came at right time because running TOM without a plan is like cooking without eating…ooopppssss…..Is it eating without cooking? As one author said a long time ago that “Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” Those words motivated me to take up the challenge and do my first ever RRR of an international race.

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It’s been two full years since we have experienced The Most Beautiful Marathon in the world, TOM. We have been starving for it, we do not even care how they treat us as they prepare for TOM 2022, we are here in Cape Town because we love them. Why do they call it Two Oceans? The reason is that it passes both oceans surrounding the South African shoreline – the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Coincidentally, TOM is a race of two halves – easy first half and a challenging second half. The first half begins at 23m above sea level and ends at 30m – the highest point on this section is 76m at 3.3kms. The second half begins at 31m above sea level and ends at 89m at University of Cape Town (UCT) – the highest point on this section is 228m at 47.4kms (Constantia Neck) and the second highest is 198m at 32.4kms (Chapmans Peak). The lowest you can go in the second half is 6m above sea level at 40.4kms (Hout Bay). Having given that elevation statistics, I feel like stopping the RRR here and ask runners the following question: Now that you have that information at your disposal, what do you think you need to do? Whatever answer I would get, that would be a plan that TOM requires. However, let me give you a blow-by-blow, KM-by-KM of what to expect and do on the route.

1. Start to 3.3kms – The first 3.3kms of TOM is an invisible climb in the dark and it needs to be treated with respect. With the staggered start that will be implemented, its going to be very difficult to start easy, force yourself to start easy in the dark.

2. 3.3kms to 12.3kms – This is the easiest section of the whole race, it’s still dark, you are still fresh and a 9km descend begins at 74m to 4m above sea level. Any easy section at TOM, you will be required to increase your pace in order to make up/bank some time that you will lose on the climbs/hills. For example, if I will be driving the sub 5hour bus, our average finish pace is 5:20/km, on this area the bus will move at the speed of 4:50-5:05 to bank some time that we will lose on the climbs. Make up some time here but do not be explosive!

3. 12.3kms to 21.1kms – The descend ends and the route becomes flat, you probably have some time iĺn your bank, the pace will need to be reduced and maintained for another 9kms. For example, my sub 5hour bus would need to play around 5:00-5:10/km. If you are struggling to maintain a steady pace on this section, reduce it and find something comfortable – if you are already working hard here, you are in for a long day, find a manageable pace and maintain it. Another challenging aspect on this section would be the windy conditions, it is important that you stick to your plan and judge your pace effectively.

4. 21.1kms to 28kms (Halfway) – The 21.1kms in the main road leads us to the ocean at Muizenberg, there you can look forward to great views of the sea and great spectator support. We get to the half marathon mark at Fish Hoek and, from there, you will leave the sea – leaving the sea means you will have to climb some ‘speed humps’ from 21.1kms to 24.1kms. In this section, after running for a long time, the sub 5hour bus will take its first big walk and have a breather – I would propose runners to do so as they leave the ocean behind. From 24.1kms to 28kms, the route goes down and becomes flat, you can bank some time here but do not be explosive. Furthermore, on this area, it is here that you need to get your mind ready because you are about to encounter the first big hill called Chapmans Peak.

5. Halfway to 34.5kms – Chapmans Peak is the iconic section of the race and its also one of the most beautiful section of road anywhere in the world – you are privileged to be running here with many other runners, don’t forget to absorb that beauty even as you tackle the challenges. The climb begins at 29kms, its 4.5kms long but it’s not that steep, if you go fast here, you may pay later for that sin. Also, do not be deceived by Lil Chappies at 31.2kms to 34.5kms, you will descend after Lil Chappies and Chapmans Peak begins at 32.6kms and ends at 34.5kms. Run and Walk strategy needs to be implemented here – the sub 5hour bus will run and walk this one.

6. 34.5kms to 39kms – The 4km descend from Chapmans Peak is one of the most enjoyable and beautiful sections of the route because of the views. Additionally, this descend is the most dangerous section of race if not respected – you need to hold back on this area and protect those quadriceps. Drop those arms and shorten those strides, there will be a temptation to go to fast, DO NOT! If you go too fast here, you race will end exactly at Hout Bay because it becomes flat there and with damaged quadriceps, you won’t move. Take it easy but make a minute or two for your bank. After losing a minute or two at Chapmans Peak, the sub 5hour bus will play around 5:05-5:10/km, hold back, drop those arms and shorten the strides.

7. 39kms to 42.2kms (Marathon) – For me, Hout Bay is one of the major milestones of the TOM race because it gives you an indication on how you behaved in a marathon. If you started too fast, flew down Chapmans Peak, your legs will be SHOCKED on this flat section and as such you will be unable to move. If you remain disciplined on your marathon, you should be able to generate your expected race average pace. For example, the sub 5hour would work towards a 5:15/km 3km split as we prepare for Constantia Neck.

8. 42.2kms to 47.4kms – The climb to Constantia Neck will be gradual for 2kms where you will be exposed to the sun, it will start to get tough here, fight hard, you are not far from the finish. The steepest section of the whole race comes at 44kms, the last 2kms to the summit has the steepest gradient of the race. The majority of us will run and walk this one, lets do it with pride and with some time in the bank.

9. 47.5kms to 50kms – After Constantia Neck, you will get a descend to the 49th km mark. Having lost some time on the last hill, it’s time to make a few seconds here. Whilst enjoying your downhill, booooom, 1km climb to the 50th km mark welcomes you without notice, puuush, you are not far from UCT, kuboooo!

10. 50kms to 56kms – After the 50th km mark, you will experience a 3km descend to the 53rd km mark – it is hoped that when you arrive here, you will not be chasing time but enjoying your race because you will be having some time in your bank. At this stage, the sub 5hour bus should be 5mins ahead of schedule and moving at 5:45/km and in some instances 6:00/km. The last 3kms has two speed humps, a 600m one (known as Chet’s Hill) at 53.4kms and a 400m one at 55.4kms to UCT. Once you reach the UCT lawns, suck it in, you have Conquered the Current, WELL DONE!

Written by Mkhululi Jack

I am excited to be taking part in this 2022 of the Total Sports Two Oceans Ultral Marathon on 17 April,The 2022 edition after two years of hard lock down. I think I made a mistake to go for breakfast in shorts every one @HotelSkySA have been asking me about my experience with up coming #running of Two Oceans Ultra Marathon @2OceansMarathon @TotalsportsSA #TTOM2022

All systems go

SBS

Executive Editor

Christian Posts

I am excited to be taking part in this 2022 of the Total Sports Two Oceans Ultral Marathon on 17 April,The 2022 edition after two years of hard lock down.

Paragliding
Paragliding
It started here. Paragliding
The Paragliding Experience is a must for everyone but it was a windy day that means accidents could have easily happened but look I had fun. The rest is history, Paragliding is a new whole experience I never had.

The feeling of flying is different but it’s risky to a point you need to fill in an indemnity form and you get the full explanation that here on the forms you are signing your life away if anything should go wrong you will die if you agree sign the form. Then FOMO here and there kicks in and says sign the form you only leave once.

I suspect the look at your condition like you don’t drink alcohol because this decisions requires a clear understanding that should the paragliding goes wrong you are dead. The experience feels new and nothing on earth can be likened to this experience and I recommend everyone to try paragliding.

To be honest the #covid19 pandemic has caused damage a lot of activities companies are closed . I always support them shame. May God restore what the pandemic destroyed in #SouthAfrica as a whole.I appreciate #prapaxsa @ParapaxSA commitment the team played for this #flyexperience #Capetown @Capetown #capetowntourism

SBS

Executive Editor

Christian Posts

To be honest the #covid19 pandemic has caused damage a lot of activities companies are closed . I always support them shame. May God restore what the pandemic destroyed in #SouthAfrica as a whole.I appreciate #prapaxsa @ParapaxSA commitment the team played for this #flyexperience #Capetown @Capetown #capetowntourism

My Cape Town recent trip for a #MarathonRunnersRetreat 10km at #campsbay #tablemountain #karbonkelberg #ReconciliationDay

Good bye Neyi Zimu, Different Newspaper articles attached

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Germiston Art Theater officially named after the slain Rhythm City Star actor Dumi Masilela.

Today 10/12/19, it was the official renaming of the New Germiston Theatre. Executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni and ANC Ekurhuleni regional chairperson Mzwandile Masina and the speaker of Council Alderman Patricia Khumalo have laid wreaths at the tree of remembrance to commemorate the lives of councillors who passed away while serving the city. At the funeral of the late Dumi Masilela the Ekurhuleni Municipality had made a commitment a year and half to Name the new Germiston Theatre in honour of the late actor.

The Rhythm City Star, who was killed in August 2017,was born and raise in the East Rand Ekurhuleni.  

I had an opportunity to attend this event as I was representing Pastor Thembi Hlophe and made sure I pass my message of condolences to Dumi’s mom and family.

It felt like a memorial service the mood was very sad.

I also met his fellow actors buddies an actor that many identify as Suffocate from Rhythm City also met Clement Maosa actor Zamokuhle Seakamela in the SABC1 soap opera, Skeem Saam, who was with Dumi Masilela’s mom at the time,

Tribute to the Late Pastor Neyi Zimu

The popular gospel star and pastor succumbed to his illness last night  on Wednesday 04 December 2019 at Busamed Modderfontein  Private Hospital.

Pastor Neyi Zimu had previously undergone chemotherapy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to treat mycosis
Speaking to the Sowetan, his wife, Dr Nelisiwe Zimu, said the disease had progressed quickly and they had to move forward with more intense treatments.
Before he could live his dream as Gospel Super Star for 10 years, Zimu was a sound engineer at the SABC. He then left his full-time job to pursue his passion and never looked back as he became self-employed and dedicating his time to music.
As I continue to pen this tribute to the Late Prophet Neyi Zimu born as Moses Gcinumuzi. He was raised in a small farm located in Sebokeng which is in the south of Johannesburg in 1970 .
As a child, he aspired to be a lawyer and a professional football player. Nevertheless, he started singing at six years and his musical career started in high school when he was discovered by a late friend.
Sharing the word of God through singing gave him great joy. He enjoyed reading the Bible, praying, and engaging in fellowship with other gospel artists, which has inspired and guided him in his everyday life. In One of his interview with the SABC, the songwriter said as a young child he had a vision of himself performing gospel and realizing his achievements as gospel singer was truly a dream come true.
His break through into the gospel industry started with the founding of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration, two Christian acts which have been at the forefront of establishing gospel music in South Africa.
On-going solo, the father of three said Joyous Celebration and Family Factory were large ensembles which threatened to swallow what he wanted to achieve. 
Alongside esteemed pastor Benjamin Dube, Zimu collaborated and released projects with Joyous Celebration over a span of 23 years. He went solo in 2007 with his first album, Ena ke Nako.
This was followed up by several bestselling albums, including I Trust in youThe Waiting are Over, Friends in Praise and more recently, Friends in Praise Volume 2 and Best of Neyi Zimu which was released in 2019 but His Career highlights should not not be limited to the above but also his recognition for performing the powerful a hit songs namely Jehova retshepile wena, lamb of God and Nathela Ft. Neyi Zimu & Omega Khunou who towards the end of the late Zimu’s life was performing all the events that he was billed to perform.
While Zimu was fighting cancer.
In total, Zimu had nine albums which also featured legendary gospel artists, such as Rebecca Malope, Wendy Mseleku, Sibongile Khumalo, Vuyo Mokoena and Sipho Ngwenya last but not least Omega Khunou.
Devout pastor at All Nations Revival Ministries
In 2006, Zimu founded All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand. As the lead pastor, he held regular sermons and spearheaded revival church projects which included charity causes, counselling, leading the worship team and mentoring young people.
He said being a pastor gave him a sense of belonging and the ability to be level-headed as his popularity grew.  
Before his passing, fans in the Vaal were in the process of hosting a prayer session this coming Sunday
Open-ended questions are often just the thing to get family and friends talking, and we’ve seen first-hand how great conversations lead to deeper connection. We saw during the last moments of Pastor Neyi Zimu, all the concerts he was supposed to perform there was a time set ,dedicated for Pastor Neyi Zimu’s prayers that were lead by omega Khunou who would perform all Zimu’s hit songs as he was very sick in the Hospital. I saw how even the twitter family connected in prayer praying for his speedy healing. I want to believe Zimu is resting in heaven from all the pains he was in all this time.

Billy Sigudla

Author

Looking back at Soweto Marathon 42 km 2019

Allow me to open my Soweto Marathon 42 km Experience with an opening paragraph of Charles Dickinson novel tale of two cities, mind you I already shared my photos and a video above for the race: It was the best of time, It was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility.

Within a month after I participated in the Sanlam Cape town Marathon 42 Km, time was upon me to challenge the Soweto marathon, I have never two marathons which are this close  before in my entire life for obvious reasons being I take six months to prepare for a 42 km marathon now when its two consecutive months it was a bit stain for me.

I had taken a break for the whole month after the Cape Town Marathon. I even forgot about the people’s marathon as Soweto Marathon is affectionately known.  Primarily because the people from Soweto and whole over the country gather on this day and line up from the start at the FNB Stadium the whole 42 km passing through the historic Vilakazi street where South Africa Struggle heroes used to sat i.e. the late Former President Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu back to the Stadium as the finish line supporting the participants or contenders of the Race.

Only a week left I got a call from my brother Musa Sigudla who has also joined Eskom Athletics Club that in a weeks time we will be challenging Soweto Marathon,it downed to  I have to start training preparing for the race however I was not fazed since I was fit after my previous marathon.

I thereby started training right away there by formulating an emergency running plan that was obviously different form my normally three days 20 km per day run to five days straight 20 km per day run. I had never done it before but my fitness level was promising and I was very convenient and especially after the whole month rest.

I went on with scheduled training untilthe big day Sunday the 3rd November 2019 time 05:30 .

As I started the marathon by seeding platform met new faces contenders of the same race that came from different provinces and different clubs of the country even elite runners from Africa and the rest of the world where available most likely at seeding A .we eventually got time extension of 15 minutes due to technical reasons. It gave us time to socialize and sharing all different aspects pertaining our origin to the training programs we follow and other wise the mood was very high as the organizers played different hit song which one of the most played was the famous Club Controller until before the race officially started the national Anthem was sung.

The start after the gun was not so much exciting as it was over crowded and I ended up waking the first kilometer however as time went by I managed to start running with my average pace 5  until 21 km and I had an injury. As I rested I realized a differently able person supporting the runners having South African Flag. There and there I stopped further two members of the Eskom Athletics club we stopped for total of 14 minutes socializing with this young man and taking pictures and finding out how is his over all state of health that he shared with us and he had the feeling of importance as we appreciated his affords and we where his guests. The pictures can explain further as his face was filled with excitement and hope as he now feels like he was belonging to the Eskom guardians Family. We even went as much as hoe the late former President Mandela made it possible to open ways for even disabled people to now get grants to make the state of living affordable.

I continued with my race after I changed my running shoes it took me another 14 minutes to change my running timing chip from the shoes I was using of the brand Nike to another shoes which are lighter and the brand was Adidas I had conquered a lot of hills with the former pair of shoes hence I got and injury and I could only run an average pace of 11 as I was nursing the injury. And the other challenge was the sun was very hot but the water spots that are set up every 5km made the heat bearable. Again at the end of Vilakazi street I had to continue running on hill tops tha made my Average pace to increase to 11 km I even met one radio station the christian radio station radio pulpit and happen to know the presenter Pastor Jack Motswetla who I stopped to greet and even afforded me time to share words of encouragement with fellow runners and the radio air ways.i continued with a much renewed spirit as I got a chance to fellowship.

As I continued with my race I got encouragement from the crowd now shouting Eskom you can make it, you are almost there. I went back to the average pace of 9 until the end of my race.

However when I got to the last five km I met my brother who was also running at his practiced pace and joined me up to the finish line.As we entered the FNB Stadium to reach the finish line I started a video to record and capture the finishing moments as they are extremely fun as I anticipated the crowd to shout Eskom again of which they did. As I approach the finish line the crowd shouted Eskom well done and I appreciated them by shouting back thank you South Africa.as we continue to run towards the last steps into the finish line the SABC commentator also started cheering us up on the speaker and said we have backwards runners wow as we came to the cross still shouting thank you to the crowd and the feeling was exhilarating, I never had such fun as I was with my little brother who was equally excited.

To share few live tweets I participated in whist running the race,

This brings me to the end of my experience thanks for reading this my experience of the 2019 Soweto marathon 42 km.

Billy Sigudla

Author

26th edition of Soweto Marathon 42km that took place on Sunday 03 Nov 2019,review by Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

I really enjoyed it! First the race was flat followed by a down hill then and up hill then going through the historic Vilakazi street where the struggle icon former South African President Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu resided in the township. Lots of entertainment – brass bands/samba bands/metal even the people of Soweto where out in numbers to offer support to the runners !! Such a well organized event to Enjoy!

#Sowetomarathon2019 we ready

@SowetoMarathon

This race It was special before the race I got a good luck from athletics executive :

See: https://twitter.com/jjswest/status/1190841761788317696
Jakes Jacobs

@jjswest

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Nov 3

Wishing all participants at the

@SowetoMarathon

a good race at the #PeoplesRace today

@CarolinePule

@billysigudla

and have #FunDay as

@runwithcuan

described this iconic event on

@SABC_2

#sowetomarathon2019

@SPORTATSABC

@alecriddle

@VaylenKirtley

@sportmansa

@gosharpshooter

The race started at 05:30 https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1190833340737294336/photo/1

As I was running my Soweto Marathon 42km, I saw a paralytic by the name Siphiwe xaba by the side of the road supporting the participants I stopped the Eskom Gijimas bus to appreciate him and we took pictures with him, he did appreciate even Eskom on twitter did appreciate our efforts see https://twitter.com/Eskom_SA/status/1190880781348089856

My #SowetoMarathon

@SowetoMarathon

#sowetomarathon2019 was a wonder , look how I enjoyed running with my brother this was our first marathon together and he has officially joined

@eskomgijimas

#Eskom

@Eskom_SA

is a brand to be reckoned with. I am happy to be a guardian. https://twitter.com/billysigudla/status/1190986565926957056

I just went back and thought how challenging

@SowetoMarathon

was,#sowetomarathon2019 was a real challenge to go through but mentally I was prepared, I just heard fans ask me go #eskom

@Eskom_SA

Coupons

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so at least there are some who have installed smart metres.

@eskomgijimas

#SOWETOMARATHON

I then posted the video of my finish on twitter and it is now trending it can be viewd on this link https://twitter.com/billysigudla1/status/1191191951082688512This is a finish in style,I recorded it live on twitter,what fun race we are

@eskomgijimas

#Eskom

@Eskom_SA

brand was in good hands during #SowetoMarathon

@SowetoMarathon

people kept on rooting for Eskom U even heard other clubs jealous,I enjoyed the people’s race

time for work

Thanks for taking time to read this post.

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

Author

The @SekgobelaLebo Umusa National Tour Bloemfontein Version Concert Report

I attended the Umusa National Tour Bloemfontein Version at the Empowerment Ministries International Auditorium, 10 Rhodes Avenue Oranjesig Bloemfontein, Free State. on Tuesday 24th of September 2019.

The anointed concert started at 15:00pm to the enjoyment of the huge audience that had been waiting for this amazing gospel music extravaganza. The Umusa National Tour concerts always offer magnificent praise and worship platform for everyone and the audience in this concert was expectant to derive such praise and or more to which this time around it included healing ministry by minister Lebo Sekgobela.

It was impressive to hear pieces composed by Lebo Sekgobela and the new gospel group worshippers unleashed which formed under her new artist search worshippers unleashed.

I cannot imagine combining something as complex as Hymns and worship same powerful hymns and current and praise songs, much less actually performing it, so this aspect of the concert was particularly awe-inspiring. The concert turned into a service as minister Lebo Sekgobelas was led by the holy spirit to deliver prophetic words to a few concert attendants which lead to a healing ministry after he requested those who were in need of prayers to come forward and she ministered to them as the holy spirit had covered the whole Empowerment Ministries International Auditorium at this point.

The main performance was by Minister Lebo Sekgobela and the worshippers unleashed which performed few songs that they are busy recording in studio for their much anticipated debut album.

Members of worshippers unleashed are Norma Ntatiso, Neo Tshabalala, Nompumelelo Mtsweni and Nonhlanhla Matlenga.

Minister Lebo Sekgobela opened the concert at 3:00 PM and gave the stage to worshippers unleashed who worshipped to later give way to Minister Lebo to continue to worshipping her combination of various songs from her current Album Hymns sand Worship and also from her previous albums and the hit song Lion Of Juda took centre stage as it is an anointed number until 10:00 PM. Minister Lebo performed songs from all of her records randomly.

Allow me to share a few posts from social media:

This was another of many tours dubbed Umusa National Tour since the project inception in 2016 which I managed to follow it closely documenting it’s progress in a form of reviews as part of the last show recently being: Umusa National Tour, was held on Friday, the 5th July 2019,  in Secunda at Graceland Secunda. I am waiting in great anticipation for Minister Lebo Sekgobela to announced the date of the concert. I know few dates of the shows that Minister Lebo will be part of the lineup that is a total different set up altogether as Umusa National Tour project it is all her event more like one womanshow. I remember last year 2018 one session of her ministry tours In Witbank dubbed Emalahleni Total praise Minister Lebo Sekgobela had included other artists which it was fine but that meant I did not get to receive all the time focusing on her anointed ministry as the time tends to be too short to focus to other artists.

Billy Sigudla

Editor

A Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 42.2 km Race Review going along with Eskom Customer survey which I felt compelled to write after I felt proud after spectators rooted for Eskom as a brand when I passed by since I represented Eskom Athletics club

I normally summarize the experience of every race I attend from arriving at the location to pulling out of the lot. I have a good report regarding this particular race since I was running Under Eskom Athletics Club better known to fans as Eskom Gijimas,

I so wish this IAAF accredited Gold Marathon can achieve the Platinum status.

I was over whelmed by how highly the fans praised Eskom as I was wearing an Eskom Athletics club running kit. I am an employee of Eskom under National Operation Section and National Control Department which fall under System Operator business unit under Transmission division

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 42.2 km Race was held at Cape Town Start: Beach Road, corner of Granger Bay and Beach Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Finish: Vlei Road, Cape Town Stadium precinct, Green Point

Cut off time – Duration is 6 hours 30 minutes

On date: Sunday, 15th Sep 2019
06:40:00

My Start line picture with fellow @eskomgijima Members Zola and Siviwe

Qualifying race for 2020 Old Mutual Two Oceans, Comrades Ultra-Marathons and several IAAF accredited marathons around the world

It was a good race I am glad I attended the race. I received a good feedback regarding Eskom as a brand as they kept on saying many good things about it from both fellow competitors and spectators who kept on shouting Eskom keep on moving especially after my 25 km run,I even forgot about the time ,reduced my pace & relaxed and greeted with a Sanlam hand shaker that I received from one elderly woman the well wishers. It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I feel good to be an Eskomite ,I will include my race time then share all important or more exclusive tweets rather that shares the overall experience of the event

The marathon was well organised and I find it easy to fit in even the organizers are friendly let me share few of the social media presentation from the event:

My Time and thanks my review ends here the rest is Twitter experience from all the people in general.

Billy Sigudla

In conclusion let me share this :

Billy sigudla

Editor

Day 2 Victorious Conference @HopeRestoration Delegates of the #VC2019 welcomed by Ps Phindi Mathebula,Dr Nkhensani Chauke-Malinga talks to #VC2019 delegates on the the importance of taking good care of our health. Rev @mathebula_chris Ps @JadezweniJ and Ps Mutumba tackling ‘The mind of a man’ #Victorious2019 #Relentless

Day 1 Victorious Conference with Mme Busi Pefile ministering on ‘Stubborn Faith’ Rev @mathebula_chris #relentless To pray for the congregation #StubbornFaith #Victorious & guest artist Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo at @HopeRestoration #VictoriousWomenConference @YoungAtHRM a sure best way to kick start a Womens month. Theme : Relentless


Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4

Catch Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo From Today Thursday 01 August 2019 until 04 August 2019 at #hoperestorationministries @HopeRestoration Chloorkop women’s month celebration. Theme: Relentless #womensconference.

Minister @sekgobelalebo’s discovered new voices in gospel going with the name Worshippers Unleashed for the new group: @WorshippersU In studio cooking something with anointing inside #WorshippersUnleashed

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Reminder to watch Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo this coming Friday on @ONEGospel at 6PM. You get to see #UnthandoLukaBaba video for the very first time.

#Videoclip of Worshippers Unleashed @WorshippersU yesterday had their first official TV interview on @ONEGospel ‘s #Destiny with @mahaliabuchanan and @XolaniMdlalose_ . @sekgobelalebo #WorshippersUnleashed

Minister Lebo Sekgobela made a big announcement: Her babies are finally on Twitter. Please follow them here @WorshippersU Worshippers Unleashed. She further gave more information:The new Group formed from Worshippers Unleashed search with Lebo Sekgobela did such an amazing job yesterday shooting #Destiny on @ONEGospel :@SekgobelaLebo · Family, my babies are finally on Twitter. Please follow them here @WorshippersU . Thank you so much. They did such an amazing job yesterday shooting #Destiny on @ONEGospel .

Worshippers Unleashed during #UmusaNationalTour in Secunda Version @gracelandcasino on 05 July 2019 #WorshippersUnleashed @WorshippersU · #tbt last week when we were performing alongside our mom @SekgobelaLebo at the #UmusaNationalTour in Secunda. Please follow our page to find out where we’ll be performing next. #WorshippersU @WorshippersU

#LeboSekgobela comes to the East Rand yay my area finally #CarnivalCity plus Oratile who appeared on Lebo’s intagram page https://www.instagram.com/p/BzxAv7hB-cn/ will also be attending the show @verushcaI confirmed. @SekgobelaLebo On the 21st of September all roads will be leading to Carnival City as we celebrate 13 years of The Sacred Space with @LifeWithThami and @khayamthethwa . Get your tickets as soon as possible before they are all gone. @sacredfest

#LeboSekgobela heads to #CarnivalCity @SekgobelaLebo :On the 21st of September all roads will be leading to Carnival City as we celebrate 13 years of The Sacred Space with @LifeWithThami & @khayamthethwa . Get your tickets as soon as possible before they are all gone @sacredfest

Umusa National Tour and Hymns and Worship Tour #Lebo Sekgobela @sekgobelalebo at Secunda Graceland Casino version review by Billy Sigudla

The Gospel Show that I attended last night on Friday 05 July 2019,The Umusa National Tour and Hymns and Worship Tour Secunda version performance pieces by Lebo Sekgobela and the discovered group Worshipers unleashed which was discovered by Minister Lebo Sekgobela which performed the songs of the debut Album they are recording the songs are composed by the group members themselves. The performance was held in Graceland Casino Arena. Worshipers unleashed got officially Launched in this event . Worshipers unleashed performance via Lebo”s Instagram :Worshipers unleashed performance

The was activities at Secunda and Mbalenhle local kasi/location prior to the show Concert flyers were distributed for Minister Lebo Sekgobela’s fans to get further information and also interact with their star, also for the audience to pick up as they entered. The Graceland Arena, and all the lights except the stage lights were dimmed. One performer talked briefly to the audience before a piece, but it was only to give background information for that piece. Aside from this, the lights got placed on towards the end of the show.

The opening songs by Minister Lebo Sekgobela where sung for Umusa Album then later her latest Album Hymns and Worship. The Holy Spirit led Minister Lebo Sekgobela to donate her car to a fan who was raising her three sisters kids .

 

 

End of the show twitter narrative.
Direct videos follows

Further more

Follow @sekgobelalebo on her twitteraccount as all major performances are available

See you on next tour

Billy Sigudla

Billy Sigudla Site editor

 

#Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo I hope you are as excited as I am. Friday is here. I can’t wait. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLeboI hope you are as excited as I am. Friday is here. I can’t wait. #UmusaNationalTour#HymnsAndWorshipTour

#Countdown #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo·Only a day and some smaller nyana hours left before #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you.

Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLebo·1hOnly a day and some smaller nyana hours left before #UmusaNationalTour#HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you.

#UmusaNationalTour Video Note from #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Family. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. Are you ready? I hope you have your tickets ready.

Family. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. Are you ready? I hope you have your tickets ready.

@sekgobelalebo: Looking forward to such precious moments. Secunda, I hope you are ready. 05/07/2019 @sekgolalebo @graceland_hotel_casino Kuzobamnandi. Sanibonani bazalwane. ❤ #HymnsAndWorshipTour #UmusaNationalTour

#HymnsAndWorshipTour#UmusaNationalTour

5 Fans Engagement #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo Thank you so much Secunda for such an overwhelming support yesterday. Also a huge thank you to @musica_africa for being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Good morning family.

3. Fans Engagement #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo ·Had such a great time yesterday. I can’t wait to see everybody I met yesterday at the show on Friday. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

#Countdown #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Can you believe it. We are only 4 DAYS away until #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. I hope you have your tickets ready.

Fans Engagement: #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Had such a great time yesterday. I can’t wait to see everybody I met yesterday at the show on Friday. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

Fans Engagement :#Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo Thank you so much Secunda for such an overwhelming support yesterday. Also a huge thank you to @musica_africa for being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Good morning family.

@sekgobelalebo: 05 DAYS and 14 Hours left until #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour @gracelandcasino . If you haven’t bought your tickets, you can do that today especially if you are in Secunda Mall and we can take pictures together. See you in an hour.

@sekgobelalebo· It is the official countdown. We kick off the #UmusaNationalTour at @GracelandCasino

Via Twitter
Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLebo
· It is the official countdown. We kick off the #UmusaNationalTour at @GracelandCasino in Secunda. Durban and Cape Town, I haven’t forgotten about you. Ngiyeza.

Official countdown. We kick off the Umusa National Tour at Grace land Casino @GracelandCasino in Secunda. Durban and Cape Town, I haven’t forgotten about you. Ngiyeza.

After I reached my goal, completing the @2OceansMarathon “Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon” #omtom2019 #christianposts #praiseandworshiprunner #praiseandworship @caltexsa #letsgo


I am feeling fulfilled after preparing for four months and completed the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon “Africa’s biggest running event & the world’s most beautiful marathon”

Next Event: 10 & 11 April 2020. 56km Ultra, Half Marathon, Trail Runs & Fun Runs. #omtom2019 #christianposts #praiseandworshiprunner #praiseandworship #caltexsa #letsgo

For the OMTOM 2019 PROVISIONAL RESULTS, go here: https://bit.ly/2GUFvSh

Ps Billy Sigudla

Knowing His Will

Therefore, from the day we heard this, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God. – Colossians 1:9-10

Knowing and discerning God’s will is something that many believers earnestly desire and seek. The question, what is God’s will for my life,is something many of us ask. While we may or may not always see clearly which way we should go, it is always a good thing to seek after God’s will. God is faithful, and His desire for us is to do His will, so I trust that when we seek Him, He will show us step by step what to do. Sometimes He clearly shows us the next step, other times He may not speak clearly, but will guide our circumstances instead. Whatever the case may be, it is wise for each of us to continually pray that He will fill us with His knowledge of what He wants for us.

A Father Before His TimeAbraham, a father before his time, was … 

A man who honored God first. In celebration of his triumph in getting Lot back, Abram gave glory to God by giving a tenth of the spoils of victory to Melchizidek, a mysterious king/priest figure who would become a type and shadow of Jesus Christ. With a cheerful spirit that preceded the Old Testament law of tithing and more clearly reflects the way we should give now, Abram recognized that without God, he could not have had the success he did.

A man who honored his wife. Sarai was getting antsy because 11 years after God first spoke to her husband, the promise that had been relayed to her didn’t seem to be nearing any kind of fulfillment. So, she proposed that Abram get her a child through Hagar, her maidservant. That was an acceptable custom in the Middle Eastern culture of that day. And even though it would prove to be a misstep borne out of impatience, Abram honored Sarai by following her lead. When a father guides his household in the fear and admonition of the Lord, even his missteps can work out to fulfill God’s purposes. 

A man who shepherded the promise. God sovereignly and unilaterally entered covenant with Abram, making one of the most outlandish promises recorded in Scripture — namely, that a man without child would one day have more offspring than he could possibly count. And as a constant reminder of the goodness that God would bestow on Abram, here He changed his name to Abraham and Sarai’s to Sarah. God told Abraham to look up to the heavens and count the stars, if he could. And without blinking, Abraham believed that God was fully able to do what He promised. When there are promises in a household, the father is the custodian of those promises and everything he does will be filtered through the certainty that those promises will be fulfilled because God cannot lie.

A man who interceded. By now, everybody knows the evil that Sodom and Gomorrah represented. Abram probably had an idea of it himself because his nephew Lot lived there. When God came down and visited Abram, He revealed to him that He was about to destroy those cities because of their wickedness. Rather than judge them, Abram started interceding with God, trying to sway Him into relenting. He pleaded that if 50 righteous could not be found there, maybe 45. And on and on, Abram pushed in an attempt to save the cities. Maybe 40. Maybe 30. Maybe 20. And finally, maybe 10. Even though Sodom and Gomorrah fell short of even that low threshold, Abram demonstrated a valuable quality in any aspiring father — the role of intercessor. The Bible says Job did the same thing regularly on behalf of his family, thinking, Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts. (Job 1:5)

Promises We Can Claim

God’s promises throughout Scripture testify to His unchanging faithfulness.

The Bible is filled with countless promises from God, but not all of them are for us. Consider how the Lord vowed Jericho would fall after the Israelites marched around the city seven times (Josh. 6:2-6) or how God told Elijah that ravens would bring him food every day (1 Kings 17:1-6). These promises were each meant for a specific person, at a specific time, and in a specific place.

Even though these words don’t apply directly to us, they still serve a divine purpose in our lives. God’s pledges to Joshua and Elijah (and many others throughout Scripture) testify of His relationship with His children: He does not change, and the faithfulness He displayed in the Old Testament is the same faithfulness we experience from Him today. Whenever we read that God delivered on a specific promise, we’re reminded He will also deliver what He has promised us—including eternity with Him for those who believe in His Son’s death and resurrection (John 3:16; 1 Thess. 4:14).

God Doesn’t Miss A Thing

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere and he takes note of everything that happens. He watches over his lovers, and he also sees the wickedness of the wicked. – Proverbs 15:1

Life can be hard. And everyone said, Amen.

I don’t know what you are currently facing or what is coming your way, but can I encourage you today?

God doesn’t miss a thing. 

He is omniscient – knowing everything. He is omnipotent – having unlimited power and authority, and able to do anything. He is omnipresent – present everywhere at the same time. He is I AM. Whatever you need, He is. 

As we read Proverbs eight through fifteen, we see a back-and-forth comparison of the people that have the fear of the Lord and the wicked people that have disregarded Him. It is very clear that the people that live to honor and pursue God have great benefits and the wicked suffer great consequences. Every verse shows how God takes note and watches over His people and those who have chosen to ignore Him. Although in this life we may not always see the outcomes we desire for our situations we can read these chapters and know God is a god who takes note, and His will always prevails

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you [c]will abide in Him

1 John 2:20-27New King James Version

20 But (A)you have an anointing (B)from the Holy One, and (C)you[a] know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 (D)Who is a liar but he who denies that (E)Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 (F)Whoever denies the Son does not have the (G)Father either; (H)he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

Let Truth Abide in You

24 Therefore let that abide in you (I)which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, (J)you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 (K)And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to [b]deceive you. 27 But the (L)anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and (M)you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing (N)teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you [c]will abide in Him

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come

2 Timothy 3:1-5King James Version

3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away

Hardened heart because of forgeting God


Romans 1:21-32
King James Version
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them


I love You, Lord
For Your mercy never fails me
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

And all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In the darkest night
You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a Father
I’ve known You as a Friend
And I have lived in the goodness of God (yeah)

And all my life You have been faithful (oh)
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God (yeah)

‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
With my life laid down
I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me (oh-oh)

‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
With my life laid down
I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It keeps running after me

And all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God
(I’m gonna sing, I’m gonna sing)

‘Cause all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

Let’s Talk About Jesus

Then he told John’s disciples, ‘Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor’
Luke 7:22
Did you know that you’re loved by God, you’re cherished by God, and your prayers are welcomed by God?

Maybe you’re thinking, “But I’m not worthy.

You’ll never be worthy, so forget about being so. We approach God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:19 says, And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus (NLT).

It’s through the blood of Jesus that we can approach God. Ephesians 2:13 says,“Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ (NLT). And 1 John 1:7 tells us, But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin  (NKJV).

As Christians, we can sometimes get into a works-righteousness mindset, where we think that if we do a certain number of good things, then God will be happy with us and hear our prayers. But God doesn’t hear our prayers based on what we’ve done. He hears our prayers because He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place.

There’s nothing we need to do to earn the favor of God. The blood of Jesus purchased that for us

Blessed AssuranceWe don’t have to wonder where we will spend . Belief in Jesus guarantees a future with Him

People fall into one of four categories. Which one applies to you?

1. We are saved and we know it.

2. We think we are saved, but we’re not.

3. We don’t claim to be saved.

4. We’re not saved but would like to be.

As today’s passage shows, God wants us to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will spend eternity in His presence (1 John 5:13). Salvation is His deliverance from all the effects of sin, and it is available to whoever trusts in Jesus Christ. Do you have that kind of certainty? Unless you’re already confident that heaven is your eternal destination, I urge you to settle the matter now.

First, realize that our Father desires salvation for all people (1 Tim. 2:3-4), and He has provided the way through His Son (John 3:16). We are saved when we believe in Jesus Christ and confess Him before men (Rom. 10:9-10).

God is faithful to keep His promises. If you trust in Jesus as your personal Savior, the Father will forgive all your sins and welcome you into His family (John 1:12)—without regard to merit or worth on your part. He freely gives eternal life to all who believe in His Son. Will you receive it?