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Boost for NC community art centres

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Office furniture, wi-fi connectivity tools and musical instruments were recently handed over to five community art centres in the Northern Cape during a ministerial outreach programme by the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Desery Fienies.

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OFFICE furniture, wi-fi connectivity tools and musical instruments were recently handed over to five community art centres in the Northern Cape during a ministerial outreach programme by the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Desery Fienies, and the newly appointed head of department, Oupa Phiri.

Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture spokesperson Morapedi Sekhoane said that the portable Bluetooth speakers, guitars, pianos, violins, office chairs, printers, desktop computers and wi-fi routers that were donated would help turn the facilities into “centres of excellence”.

“Members of the Y-Wait cultural group in Pampierstad received two portable Bluetooth speakers, a desktop computer and printer and a digital video camera. The Kimberley-based Arts and Cultural Practitioners belonging to Ubuhle Development Foundation, Sparkling Diamonds and Ivuma and the Ritchie Youth Development also benefited,” said Sekhoane.

She added that Fienies honoured renowned musician and heritage activist Boeta Gammie for his contribution to preserving the indigenous Nama culture during the outreach in Calvinia.

“A digital video camera and office furniture were handed over to members of Sisonke Performing Arts in Upington in the ZF Mgcawu District on July 13. Wi-fi routers and national flags were also donated to promote national pride.”

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