Local artists performing at Dlala

Youth day at Dlala Nje – Remembering the class of 1976!

  It was another special day at Dlala Nje on June 16. The next generation of South Africa’s youth learned about the true meaning of Youth Day and about the sacrifices that were made by the class of 1976. We kicked things off with the special screening of several documentaries on June 16. Giving our…

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Dlala Nje’s stage of performing art!

  After months of painstaking preparation the moment has finally arrived…     Dlala Nje’s stage of performing art was officially opened this past weekend.   The Ofentse train of achievers left our kids spellbound, with a spirited performance ranging from interpretative dance and rap to expressionist theater.     Their show marked both a…

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Presenting: JOZI – The Amazing place!!!

In association with Curiocity Backpackers, we launched our brand new immersion this weekend. It’s an adventure akin to two days of white water rafting in Johannesburg’s inner city. Well, except you’re not navigating rapids, but rather the culturally rich streets of the city of Gold.   Stripped of all your belongings except for a smart…

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Easter smiles and epiphanies!

It was another weekend of fun at Dlala Nje this Easter.   Hundreds of kids from Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville beamed their smiles from Ponte to the rest Johannesburg during an epic Easter Egg Hunt.   Chocolates. SO MANY CHOCOLATES. Thrown into an awesome mix of face painting and jumping castles.   And it was…

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Abdullah Ibrahim visits Dlala Nje

On the day we decided to officially begin Dlala Nje’s music workshops, none other than multi-award winning Abdullah Ibrahim and his artists decided to pay us a visit. For weeks our #PonteLove carpenter Cecil Sibanda toiled to give us a stage we could all be proud of. And on the day we started our musical…

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Be the instrument of their success!

    “One good thing about music – when it hits you – you feel no pain” Bob Marley We thought we’d start this post off with this quote. Let it sink it. Think about it. You might have heard by now that we’ve been collecting musical instruments since we opened our doors in October…

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Heartfelt and communal – Its just a little #PonteLove!

    The past week at Dlala Nje has been truly humbling. When we started out this initiative we knew it would take time to get people believing in what we were doing – let alone get them to help.   But here we stand 16 months down the line and assistance in building a…

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FNB’s #NekNomination and its incredible value

Affirmation is an important thing. A chance to realise the path you have chosen has been recognised.  A moment to stop, look back, see forward and appreciate where you’ve come from and where you’re going. Dlala Nje has had a special weekend. FNB was #NekNominated to do something good and our centre in HIllbrow was the…

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Madiba lives in his children

Words: Malcolm Rees The day following Nelson Mandela’s death hundred’s of children gathered at the footstep of Johannesburg’s Ponte towers to celebrate life and smile at the memory of Madiba. They were there to enjoy the Christmas festivities organised by the Dlala Nje Community Centre which had collected hundreds of presents from throughout Johannesburg for…

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