THE bad weather spell that the Mountain Kingdom has been experiencing lately has forced organisers of the Divas Network South Africa beach party that was scheduled to be held yesterday at Maqalika Dam to be postponed to next month.
The event themed ‘come out and playing with the sun, Divas bash’ was supposed to be an experience for the fun loving who are not worried about showing some skin.
Organisers of the event announced on their official Facebook page that the event had been moved to a later date.
“We are sad to announce that we yet again have to postpone the beach party,” reads the post.
“It seems like mother nature has not been on our side with this terrible weather we have been experiencing.”
The organisers said they would postpone revelers who have already purchased their tickets if the new dates are unsuitable for them.
“The event is now on Saturday 7 April. We have put so much effort in making this a beautiful event. If the new date does not suit you, you will gladly be refunded,” the post said.
Tsholo Motsie, founder of the Diva Network Southern Africa, told the Xpress People, that besides partying, their events also serve as a charitable exercise.
She said as a network, their objectives include supporting and promoting women entrepreneurs through the market that always runs alongside their events.
“This was basically a pool party event with lots of entertainment and fun and we had opened platform for only local female DJs on the line-up,” she said.
“We have witnessed neighbouring countries harness tourism through their events and we believe it’s not impossible with Lesotho.
“We have adopted beautiful dreams society which is an organisation that houses rescued victims of child trafficking specifically young girls who have been subjected to child marriages.”
She said they however still face funding challenges where self-sustenance of their events has been difficult without sponsors.
“Our biggest challenge however that is all our events are self-funded meaning that we do not have any sponsors for our events so it becomes extremely difficult for us to honour our mandate to support our adopted charity,” she said.
The Diva Network was established in August 2016 and has sought to empower women through various entrepreneurial and entertainment activities.
It adopted the slogan “enough is enough with the pull her down syndrome” and staged themed events that helped the network attract members from Botswana and South Africa.