CCC selects and appoints a Board of Directors

18 February 2019

The CCC is excited to announce the setting up of a Board, made up of seven highly experienced people from the Arts and Culture and Education worlds.

The Board members are; Ncebakazi Mnukwana, Shihaam Domingo, Zenariah Barends, Noel Daniels, Dizu Plaatjies, Pamela Mtati and Adam Haupt.

All seven have contributed immensely in their respective fields and continue to add value to the arts and culture sector.

The CCC registered as an NPO in 2017 and had its first Annual General Meeting last year where the Board was proposed. Board members will focus on strategic and governance issues and work closely with a big team responsible for the operational side of the organisation.
The new form and structure of the CCC became necessary because of the rapid growth of the organisation in recent years. Currently the CCC has four choirs and a smaller musical ensemble, hosts community cultural programmes and participates in programmes in communities and productions in theatres. Much of the CCCs focus is on creative development and social inclusivity.

Brief information on each Board members:

Ncebakazi Mnukwana teaches Music Education, Ethnomusicology and World Music at Stellenbosch University. She is also an accomplished uHadi (traditional bow) player, and was the instrumental soundscaper for uHadi (2013), a poetry and musical stage production for a cultural festival in France performed by her and three CCC poets.

Shihaam Domingo is the owner and creative director of The Domingo Effect, a brand-building and marketing organisation. She has worked extensively in both education and media/marketing. A strong focus of her work is the development of authentic arts and artists. She directed the CCC 2018 Artscape production Just our Journey.

Zenariah Barends’ years of work at the senior levels of both the NGO and corporate sectors have led to extensive experience in organisational governance. A passionate supporter of the development of the arts, she is also one the founding members of the Cape Cultural Collective.

Noel Daniels is the CEO of the Cornerstone Institute, a private higher education institution. A committed educationist, he remains committed to driving Cornerstone’s vision to provide accessible higher education that address issues of human dignity and social justice; with arts and culture having a vital role in making learning both accessible and attractive.

Dizu Plaatjies is the founder and former leader of world-renowned SA group Amampondo, and is regarded as the foremost maestro of African percussion music. He is Associate Professor at UCT’s Ethnomusicology Department.

Pamela Mtati, from Gugulethu was the co-founder of Women Unite, an all-female marimba band who toured and collaborated both locally and internationally. A committed teacher, she runs the successful Likhwezi Arts Project, developing the artistic skills of young people in her community and creating employment opportunities.

Adam Haupt is currently Professor of Media Studies at UCT. He has worked and written extensively in Hip Hop Studies, Film Studies and the Political economy of the media/social media. He also runs a youth culture project named Staticphlow, which aims to bridge the gap between scholars, artists and activists who are working on aspects of youth culture.

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