Concert in the park

Love birds Chemon Kandan, 30, and Dean Kandan, 32, from Lentegeur spent their afternoon at the concert with their family.

On the line-up were Jarrad Ricketts, DJ Ready D, Novacaine, MC Wayne Mckay and local artist from Mitchell’s Plain.

The concert was a combined sub-council effort from Elton Jansen’s Ward 43, Goawa Timm’s Ward 76 and Joan Woodman’s Ward 75. They have each contributed R50 000 from their ward allocations, in total R150 000 for the free concert.

Local artists from the community were invited to perform on stage alongside renowned artists.

“Our people in Mitchell’s Plain don’t always get the opportunity to attend state-of-the art concerts, such as Kirstenbosch or watch headlining acts as it comes at a cost. It’s important that we bring these events closer to home. This event was about bringing our communities together and taking our parks back,” said Mr Jansen.

Mr Jansen echoed the words of DJ Ready D, who is originally from Mitchell’s Plain, and has gone on to take to international stages, who said: “We should promote our local artists and keep the money in Mitchell’s Plain, creating a platform for us in arts and business.”