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Icebolethu Hosts Unforgettable 14th Annual Gala Dinner

L-R: Webster Chikengezha (GCOO), Ndumiso Khumalo and Nomfundo Mcoyi-Zondo (GCEO)

Icebolethu Group, a leading innovator in the funeral industry, celebrated its 14th Annual Gala Dinner in grand style, bringing together staff, stakeholders, and industry leaders for an evening of glamour and comfort. The gala, held on 19 November 2023 at Durban ICC, featured the unique and exciting theme of ‘Ball Gowns /Black Tie and Sneakers’, creating a memorable fusion of elegance and casual chic.


The annual gala serves as a platform for Icebolethu Group to express gratitude to its dedicated staff, acknowledge the contributions of valued stakeholders, and celebrates the company’s achievements over the past year. This year’s event was nothing short of spectacular, combining sophistication with a touch of playfulness through the theme that encouraged attendees to embrace both formal wear and comfortable sneakers.


Guests arrived at the red carpet with stunning gowns paired with stylish sneakers, showcasing a diverse and fashionable interpretation of the theme. The event space was transformed into a visually captivating environment, blending the richness of a traditional gala with the relaxed vibe of a social gathering. The contrast of glamorous evening wear and trendy sneakers created a vibrant atmosphere that resonated with Icebolethu’s commitment to innovation and inclusivity.


The evening commenced with expressing gratitude for the hard work and dedication of Icebolethu’s staff and the ongoing support of its stakeholders by different speakers. Throughout the night, attendees were treated to an elegant dining experience, live entertainment, and engaging presentations highlighting the company’s achievements, milestones, and future initiatives. The highlight of the evening was the recognition of outstanding employees and partners who have made significant contributions to Icebolethu’s success. Awards were presented in various categories, acknowledging excellence in innovation, leadership, and teamwork.


Mpho Popps and Gugu Gumede

“Icebolethu’s 14th Annual Gala Dinner was a testament to our commitment to excellence, creativity, and appreciation for the diverse talents that contribute to our success. The ‘Gowns and Sneakers’ theme allowed us to break away from convention and celebrate in a way that reflects the dynamic spirit of our organisation. I am truly humbled by the unwavering dedication of our incredible team, AmaCebo Amahle. Their hard work and commitment have been the cornerstone of our success. Our stakeholders, with their steadfast support, have been instrumental in shaping our path. Icebolethu Group is proud to announce that we’re venturing into a new chapter. I am excited to introduce Icebolethu’s newest business offering,” said Nomfundo Mcoyi, Icebolethu Group CEO.


As the night drew to a close, guests departed with a sense of solidarity and accomplishment, looking forward to another year of growth and collaboration with Icebolethu. The 14th Annual Gala Dinner not only celebrated achievements but also reinforced Icebolethu’s position as a forward-thinking industry leader that values both professionalism and individuality.




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