Museum dedicated to the Cape Flats aims to educate and empower

By Shakirah Thebus Time of article published5m ago

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Cape Town – A museum dedicated to showcasing the raw and vivid colours of Cape Flats history, culture and the colossal impact gangsterism has on these communities, had a pre-launch on Tuesday.

The Y-Wise Up museum, located at the YMCA Rotary Camp in Strandfontein, is an initiative by YMCA Cape Flats that attempts to educate and empower communities while creating more awareness in societies.

YMCA Cape Flats director Ricardo de Reuck said the idea was birthed when he visited the 18 Gangsters Museum in Khayelitsha early last year.

De Reuck also lost his nephew to gang violence, prompting him to think more determinedly about spreading gang prevention messages in an unconventional manner, and leaning on Cape Flats history and culture.

The Cape Flats Museum in Strandfontein is dedicated to showcasing local culture and history. Picture:
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