Thabisa Dinga is giving back to KwaLanga through her love for music and dance

23 June 2023 | Videography & Video Edit Ruairi Abrahams. Photo Ruairi Abrahams. VP Team Rozanne Engel and Ruairi Abrahams.

University of Cape Town (UCT) student, Thabisa Dinga is teaching young people life skills through her passion for music and dance. Dinga, who hails from KwaLanga, is currently completing a Master of Music degree at UCT’s South African College of Music.

Dinga is involved in many community programmes which includes a UCT outreach programme that teaches young learners from KwaLanga about indigenous African instruments and how to play them. She also teaches contemporary dance to young people from townships in Cape Town at the Guga S’thebe Arts and Culture Centre in KwaLanga.

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KwaLanga Centenary 2023

KwaLanga Centenary 2023

The Western Cape’s oldest township, KwaLanga, is marking its centenary in April 2023, presenting an opportunity to reflect on the township’s rich history and heritage. The University of Cape Town (UCT) has a history of engaging with KwaLanga residents, conducting research work, and collaborating on community initiatives.


“The local people need to know that this is a place that houses their history,
and they should use opportunities to come and reflect on where we’ve come from.”
Thami Sijila, Langa Heritage Museum curator and tour guide


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