Matatiele and Kokstad,       SOUTH AFRICA


10 – 19 August 2011


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Sibongile Tsoanyane, Sabee Shozi, Annabel Morgan, Sipho Mdletshe

MATATIELE  | Eastern Cape | 2011


Khanyiselani Development Trust – serves the townships of Kokstad (Bhongweni and Shayamoyo), informal settlements (Horseshoe and Pakkies) and all the surrounding towns in the Sisonke district of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The individual child is placed at the centre of the operations and services of the programme. A philosophy that seeks to meet and deal with the child “in the moment” underpins the approach taken by all who work as staff and volunteers.

Petals Day Care – an NPO located in Matatiele, for Physically And Mentally Challenged; Abandoned And Orphaned Children.


A two week performance tour, supported by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), the first week in Kokstad, and the second in Matatiele. CWBSA had a great time in Matatiele, even learning a bit of the language which is IsiXhosa, and we kept the fire going with the laughter and joy in the community; despite of the snow and cold, with the funny show, the audience stayed warm all the time.


 “I found the show very interesting, very entertaining, it really got me going. Every teacher and the learners were laughing. We as teachers we did not want to talk because we might miss out. It also helped our learners who don’t have a chance to laugh or smile at home. It was really interesting, please come back again!!!”                

 – S. Jafta from Seven Fountains Primary

 “Very entertaining, all the learners were able to laugh. This is a great service to the community. We all need to laughter in our lives. Keep it up.”    

– B.J Marnce from Kokstad Primary

The show was very interesting especially to learners whom it was meant for. Lots of humour experienced by our learners, it really brought smile to their faces and even to teachers. Great entertainment altogether.”

– Mr A. S Mkhize from Kostad Pulic Primary (IBISI)

 “ This is very interesting programme, it drives away stress, it entertains the learners, they became happy and highly interested in it, come again next time.”                                    

– F.N Lengolo, Teacher from Manase J.Sec. School

 “Presentation on the stage was good. Weather nearly disturbed the presentation; if they can come back again our learners can learn a lot because what was done connects with some our learning areas –arts and culture. Entertainment is also there out of the classroom situation in a relaxed condition. COME AGAIN!!!!!”

– F.L Nyamakazi-Njobe, Teacher from Bokamoso S.P School

“The play of the show was fruitful, educated and also interested, excitement, adults and children were all happy because of the drama and the players who were flexible and positive, very, very generous. Thank you so much sees you in the future.”      

– Mamotumi Khotsong from Khanyiselani D. Trust