Play aims to unite communities

Cast and crew of Issie jou biesagheit nie. Pictured from left are Magmoed Ganief, Abdul-Azeez May, Zulaigah Bassadien, Abdul- Gamier Ganief, Mujahied Moos,Tasneema Ganief and Rifqah Jacobs.

A group of Mitchell’s Plain actors are using their talent to help build stronger communities, through telling the stories of daily interactions between neighbours on the Cape Flats.

The cast and crew of Tolla Funny Kaap Productions are set to take to the stage at Westridge civic centre on Sunday August 20 at 3pm with their production Issie jou biesagheit nie.

Director and actor Magmoed Ganief, who is also known as Tolla Funny Kaap, said their stage plays represent an Islamic ethos, showcasing the lives of the Cape coloured and Cape Malay communities; how they interact through the ups and downs, troubles and laughter, shared daily.

The production company was established in 2015 and since then they have hosted events at the Joseph Stone Auditorium and Bellville Civic Theatre.

“We had the privilege of assisting many organisations in need whereby they would sell tickets and would benefit from a percentage of the ticket sales,” he said.

In March they started a Cape Town tour, taking their plays to different communities, performing in town halls and civic centres.

The play centres on a family with a drug addict son, a daughter who finds her way home through faith and a nosey neighbour who will this time set things right.

On Sunday August 20 the production is due to support organisations with up to 40 percent of the proceeds.

“Our appeal goes out to anyone needing to raise funds to come on board and through our stories help build a stronger united community,” said Mr Ganief.

The play reflects the social ills of drugs and the troubles it brings. Refreshments will be on sale.

Tickets cost R100. The venue is wheelchair friendly, has secure parking and salaah facilities. To book tickets and for more information email