Makukhanye Art Room Initiative

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Makukhanye Art Room

The Shack

Around Makukhanye Art Room

Mandela Monday: Mandisi Sindo - Theatre4Change

Arts and culture has always been the voice of society, a way of communicating themes and issues of any given time. And given the power of the performing arts, it would seem obvious that this medium would lend a voice to so many in under-served communities. Our Mandela Monday hero, Masindi Sindo saw this gap and his innovative community project brings theatre to a Mother City township.

Inside Khayelitsha's shack theatre: From the streets to the stage

Step inside South Africa's only shack theatre. Mandisi Sindo a UCT drama graduate, started the Makukhanye Art Room, in 2007, after there were no places dedicated to the arts in Khayelitsha. The shack theatre as it is also know, hosts art, drama and dance classes for the youth in Khayelitsha, keeping them away from drugs and crime.

52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards - Makukhanye Township Theatre

Makukhanye Art Room, a township theatre space in Khayelitsha, won a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Innovation in Theatre. Makukhanye's driving force Mandisi Sindo, and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Chairman Melanie Burke, join Expresso's couch to talk more about this win!