Tswelopele Performing Artists

Africa, South Africa, Tembisa
Art discipline: Theater
Participated in ICAF in: 2005

Tswelopele Performing Artists is a Non-Profit Arts Organisation registered with the Department of welfare of the Republic of South Africa. The organization is based in Tembisa Township, a sprawling community between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Tswelopele was formed on 7 November 1994 by Oupa China Malatjie after realizing that youth in the township create their own plays, dance movement, songs and poems but only to find that these talents die without having been recognized or developed. Therefore Oupa Malatjie formed Tswelopele Performing Artists in order to develop these talents and use performing arts to educate, develop and entertain the community in a democratic South Africa.

Tswelopele promotes theatre for education and development by producing theatre productions about gender violence, children and women abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, drugs addict and other socio-economic factors could lead to a devastating consequences in overall future development and welfare of the country. Tswelopele creates opportunities for those who wish to develop particular skills and talents