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Equally ridiculed and celebrated in our communities for their perceived flamboyance, while also in many straight circles accepted with a bit of confused caution, almost everyone on the Cape Flats knows someone who is stereotypically described as a "Kaapse Moffie" but seldom the stories of transgender persons are told from the point of view of and as the main character in a theatrical play.
The transgender persons in most theatre works are usually cast as secondary characters and many times as comic relief, but the plays usually do not revolve around them.
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When we said in 2016 that Music Exchange is The Definitive Conference on Our Entertainment Economy, we were not exaggerating. Last year #MEX16 was phenomenal and now #MEX17 promises to up their game to new levels.

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Friday, 18 December 2015 00:08

RLabs Stories of Hope Festival a World First

Founded in 2008 by Marlon Parker who grew up in Silvertown, which is part of Athlone on the Cape Flats, RLabs is a global movement which has just recently hosted a world first Stories of Hope Festival (SoH) festival on the 11 and 12 December 2015.
This momentous occasion brought together 5000 community members from all walks of life, and they were inspired and united by stories of ordinary people living a life of 'making hope contagious'.

Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) is a registered Social Enterprise that provides innovative solutions to address various complex problems and serves as an environment for community driven innovation and reconstruction.
RLabs creates an environment where people are empowered to make a difference in the lives of others with their “main hub” in Athlone, Cape Town but they have activity in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

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