Amazing talent: Manenberg and Gugulethu youths adorn new housing units with mosaics

Amazing talent: Manenberg and Gugulethu youths adorn new housing units with mosaics

- City of Cape Town is in partnership with Mosaic Work

- Together, they give local youths an opportunity to showcase their talents

- The youths adorn new housing units with mosaics

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The City of Cape Town, in partnership with Mosaic Work, is giving local youths a golden chance to showcase their amazing talents.

Youths have been adorning new housing units in Manenberg and Gugulethu with impressive mosaic artwork, Briefly.co.za learned.

The City selected the youths, who are aged between 18 and 30, from the Expanded Public Works Programme database. Two of them have hearing impairments.

Some of the youths participating in the project. Source: City of Cape Town

Some of the youths participating in the project. Source: City of Cape Town

According to capetown.gov.za, the project has increased the youths' skill levels and provided them an income as well.

This is the first phase of the adornment of murals. The second phase will begin once construction of the rest of the houses in the Manenberg project is complete.

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Part of the mosaic artwork. Source: City of Cape Town

Part of the mosaic artwork. Source: City of Cape Town

Cape Town City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron, explained the benefits of the project:

Through this initiative, we have invested in both this new neighbourhood and in the young people from the area.
The mosaic murals, made with love by fellow community members, define and beautify our new housing project. The artworks pay tribute to the history and heritage of the neighbourhood.
While creating these murals, the young artists are empowered with new skills that can help them in the future.

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An impressive mural. Source: City of Cape Town

An impressive mural. Source: City of Cape Town

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