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Contact details

Chairperson – Mansoor Jaffer
C: 0846615216
E: info@capeculturalcollective.org.za

Events – June Knight
C: 0791835170
E: capeculturalcollective@gmail.com

Communications – Lynn Dreyer
C: 0820991103
E: lynn@hotcoffee-media.co.za

Secretary – Cecily-Ann
C: 079 180 8194
E: admin@capeculturalcollective.org.za

The Cape Cultural Collective started rather informally in the second half of 2007 when a few musicians and poets, with vague notions of developing a progressive cultural space, met on the occasional Monday evening for some impromptu performances at a noisy Irish pub in the City.

In 2008, the group migrated to the District Six Museum and this is where CCC began to take shape, hosting a series of exciting monthly cultural programmes with music, poetry, dance and drama. Early successes included a growing relationship with the museum, the birth of the CCC resident band JAHM and the bringing together of a group who came to be known as the ‘CCC poets’.

The process was driven by a core team who shared common ideals. The CCC developed a focus as a non-racial, non-sexist, inter-generational cultural movement promoting social activism and change and reflecting on history and memory.

The CCC has over the years developed organic relationships with cultural groups across the Cape Flats and its projects and programmes reflect an inclusivity and diversity that is not often found in our City.

The CCC is run by a Steering Committee and its energy and creativity is derived from individuals and groups involved in arts and culture. The CCC works closely with cultural formations from across the City, especially in areas on the Cape Flats.

The programmes and projects over the years have included the following;

  • Monthly cultural programmes
  • The publishing of a poetry anthology
  • Assisting with a documentary screened on SABC
  • The establishment of the Rosa Choir and Junior Rosa Choir
  • Facilitation of four major concerts to celebrate 50th anniversary of UWC in 2010
  • A  poetry production, Uhadi, that was performed at the Paris Autumn Festival in 2013
  • Involvement in cultural tourism initiatives

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At the beginning of 2018 the Cape Cultural Collective’s members gathered during a brainstorming session to define the CCC’s core values, vision and mission.


  1. To unite and empower artists and communities in Cape Town through arts and   culture.
  2. To unite across cultures to permanently break down barriers through arts and culture.
  3. To inspire social cohesion through arts and culture.


  1. To promote and develop an intergenerational, non-sexist, non-racist cultural performance and learning space; (Non discrimantory,)
  2. Promote social and cultural activism;
  3. Promote a space where artists can project their identities, ideas and creativity, and share these with others;
  4. Promote a space that is supportive of critical debate
  5. Promote and develop a space to reflect on history, memory and heritage
  6. Promote and develop different art and creative forms.
  7. The secondary objective is to enter into partnerships, relationships and collaborations with other organisations which support the objectives in 2.1.
  8. inclusivity,, Diversity, integration, social cohesion.


The Cape Cultural Collective is a non-racial, non-sexist inter-generational movement promoting social activism and reflecting on history and memory.

The CCC has an annual budget of close to R200 000. Expenses are mainly for cultural programmes, transport, venues and musical directors. Income is largely derived from performance fees, donations and small funding grants.

Our bank details are: 

Cape Cultural Collective.

Nedbank Savings account: 2009972260

Branch code: 10090900