About us

Over decades, Professor Joseph Shabalala has been an earmark in promoting and lifting the South African flag through music. Thus, also putting the African continent on the map and the forefront as the continent of talent and great music. As the founder and musician director of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Five Time Grammy Award Winner – through his talent and achievement, he has gained momentum as the best composer, leader, singer, director, and performance excellence in the music industry throughout the world. 

Through this magnificent initiative that honour his contribution and his legacy that must long live from generation to generation.

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Our Reason

To achieve diversity

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Empower People

Our History

Help BJS Marathon celebrate and commemorates the life of Prof. Shabalala that fires the audiences’ imagination, recognises that sparks the gift of our legend and dedication and commitment that fuels his excellence in sport, art, and culture.

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BJS Registration

The journey has started the phenomenal incredible marathon, the Bhekizwizwe Joseph Shabalala Marathon registration have started and great prize money is to be worn, enter at any pick-n-pay store or The first of its kind where Thukela traditional leaders will participate under the leadership of the chief NSW Sthole Music Galo…

Walk for Charity

Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala foundation is a custodian of Ladysmith Black Mambazo which is aimed at planting the seeds of humanity in the world. As we embark on BJS Marathon which will be held on the 11th of February 2023 in Ladysmith starting point from the area of Mbuzweni Kirkkintulok primary school and…

Sekuqokwe inxusa lomjaho wokuhlonipha uMshengu weMambazo

UZinhle Shabalala nguye oqokwe waba yinxusa lomjaho wokukhumbula nokuhlonipha iqhawe leLadysmith Black Mambazo, uJoseph “uMshengu” Shabalala. Ukuqokwa kukaZInhle kuqinisekiswe yindodana kaMshengu endala, uThulani Shabalala ngesikhathi ekhuluma neMpempe muva nje. Uthi bafuna ukuhlonipha uMshengu ngomjaho benzela ukuvula indlela yokukhuthaza abantu abasha ukuthi baphokophele phambili ngempilo bangangeni ezidakamizweni. Bazonxuswa ukuba bakopele kuMshengu kwazise uhambo…

BJS Marathon to honour Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala

KZN will witness a marathon before the famous Comrades Marathon in honour of the late Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Dr Joseph Shabalala. Shabalala passed on in February 2020 aged 79, but prior to his death, his son, Thulani had already started an initiative to serve, feed and support the needy in the…

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