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Ansisters Event August 2005


Detail from the performance 'Patterns Outside My Head' by Janine Lewis, Rantebeng Makapan and Bonisile Nxumalo. As part of the FACE Ansisters 2005 event, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.

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Nqobile Mgiba
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Timeline Braid

The Timeline braid is spearheaded by Impendulo, a CRM and Marketing agency that is composed of Heidi Flint, Nqobile Mgiba, and Prudence Mathe. The team, inter alia, assists various communities with the establishment and/or marketing of income generation projects. The Alexandra community is one of the communities that Impendulo has a vested interest in developing. The Ansisters event is a platform where this relationship can be showcased and celebrated parallel with femininity.


The Timeline Braid is the mingling of the cloth, beads, and wire, each signifying an aspect of gender, history and the change that has occurred from patriarchy rule. The Braid is expected to be ± 300 m long, and guide the guests at the event through the celebrations of femininity. Timeline is sponsored by Impedulo and The Alexandra Development Centre.


Alex Development Centre (ADC)

The ADC is a Non-Profit Organisation, established in October 2003, by the community of Alexandra and the Department of Social Services and Population Development in response to high levels of poverty in the township. To address this concern, ADC established numerous skills development projects to increase the competence of its beneficiaries in various domains of economic activity. To date, they have managed to create 6 successful projects. These include beading, Baking and sewing projects. It is led by Pule Palatse (Chairman) and his dedicated team, and managed by Busi and Amos, who run the daily activities.


Sewing Project Beneficiaries List

1. Ester Ndlhovu (Facilitator)
2. Violet Maenetja
3. Mathar Mashaba
4. Lungile Mbhele
5. Nomsa Matoko
6. Catherine Mkwanazi
7. Lerato Mpe
8. Sharon Mphahlele
9. Lungiswa Mpongoma
10. Sibongile Ndaba
11. Agnes Ngejani
12. Bonisile Ngubeni
13. Gladys Rasebotja
14. Shiryl Ratapa
15. Jeannette Tladinyana
16. Mary Tladinyana
17. Mbali Vilakazi


Beading Project Beneficiaries List

1. Marget Sebone (Facilitator)
2. Phumzile Mkhize (Facilitator)
3. Nompumelelo Mthembu
4. Jeanette Mngomezulu
5. Minah Tefo
6. Gloria Madondo
7. Thebby Maphale
8. Lebogang Nthane
9. Thembi Khumalo


Wiring Project Beneficiaries List

1. Simone (Facilitator)

Posted 17 July 2005,, author: Nqobile Mgiba.