Memory centre will help ‘Litsha

2017-05-11 06:00

Activities in the arts and culture sector and the local economic have a symbiotic relationship.

Creativity can improve a community’s competitive edge, ensure a foundation for defining a sense of place, attract outsiders, integrate the visions of a community, including its business people.

Creative impulses can also contribute to the development of a skilled work space.

This is the same way that the Apartheid government attracted foreign investment, to illustrate that it had absolute control of the restive Black population.

Today arts and culture is an integral part of the battle of ideas with those who own the means of production.

For the past five years, Councillor Xolani Mbundu of Subcouncil 09 has identified a need to have a Memory Centre built in Site C and was supported by the communities of Wards 87, 18, 89,90, and 91 of Khayelitsha, who even put together their capital Ward Allocation for 2013/14 budget to help kick-start the project. The aim was to create a centre for the history of the people of Khayelitsha for posterity. For them to understand the battles leading to the establishment of this township.

The centre would have been a resource for our people to tell their own stories though the arts, theatre and drama.

Erven 66546, 66547 and 66503 in Site C were recognised as the perfect site for this project.

Monde Nqulwana Ward 89 Councillor

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