I was invited to an event in Khayelitsha’s Look Out Hill by fellow Activator and dear friend, Kamohelo Ramaipato. I was delighted to find out that the event’s aim was to showcase young local entrepreneurs in and around Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The main host of the production was African Oasis Catering & Events in association with Urban Zulu Wines, and DonKamo Productions. The event promised to bring performing arts, African cuisine and wine tasting to Khayelitsha. ‘A first of its kind’, the organisers insisted.
The dress code was elegant African print. A three course meal of hearty South African foods paired with wine and, my personal favourite, homemade ginger beer was served. All of this was accompanied by traditional and contemporary performances. There was even a hip hop stage for the hip crowd.
Everyone was accommodated; young, old, cross culture, and different nationalities. There was something for everyone to enjoy, and it was well received by the audience.
The atmosphere was vibrant and cheerful. The audience was mesmerised by the beautiful performances and amazing food. It even made me long for my mother’s home cooked food….
It was also heart-warming to see these young people supported by their families and friends, a point that will surely see them prosper.
This was truly a showcase of how we can all succeed if we support one another. I am really proud to have attended this event, and I hope to see more events like this in the future. More importantly, I would like to see young local people support one another and building success together.
“Mabogo dinku a thebana”