Against All Feasible Restraint I Can
Sinakho (We can)
Arts

DIRECTORS PROFILE

MANAGING DIRECTOR
NDILEKA SANTI

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
BUKELWA CAKATA

Ndileka Santi serves as the managing director and chief strategist. She has extensive experience in working with differently abled (disabled) persons, and is currently the director and a founder of African Sinakho  non-profit organization for people with disabilities. 
Ndileka’s previous experience is detailed below:
She worked at Khanyisa School for the Blind (Eastern Cape) as a Specialist in Orientation and Mobility for the blind for 11 years.
In KZN Society for the Blind – she was a Low Vision Officer for 2 years, where one of her greatest achievements was when she successfully designed a Braille learning aid for learners of foundation phase and newly blinded individuals. She served as a Manager for the Resource Centre for 1 year.
In 2006  she championed  IEC voter education for blind and deaf youth. She designed a program me that was successfully applied in the KZN Province. This program me came in as the best for it endorsed the integration of disabled communities in all activities that take place in our country. The slogan that says, “NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US” was practiced fully as all facilitators were disabled.
In 2007 she served in the KZN’ Provincial Forum for the Disabled. This highly contributed in keeping her abreast of the organizational structure and geographical demarcation of disability institutions within the province. She is currently pursuing her long term dream of starting a performing arts organization and an arts academy for the disabled.

 

A writer, performer, arranger, voice trainer, producer and director. Bukelwa Cakata received training and exposure in the field of music as she received professional training at Walter Sisulu University formerly known as the University of Transkei where she enrolled in Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Specializing in:

  • Performance – Voice as first instrument & Recorder as second instrument.
  • History of Music.
  • Theory of music.
  • Choreography and Choral Conducting

After completing the BA Music Ed, Bukelwa registered BA Hons. (English) specializing in African literature and literary theory. While at the English Department, she was elected editor of the Inkuthazo, a newsletter published by the English department. Bukelwa has contributed a few articles on this news letter. Articles like; Passing without learning, Prejudice in the classroom etc.

Bukelwa worked as a music teacher at Umlazi High School for nine years. As a teacher, she introduced music as a subject for the first time at this high school in 2002.Here she acquired extensive experience in choral music as she became the school choir conductor and cultural activities co-ordinator. In 2006 she became the founder and director of African Sinakho Arts Organization. Bukelwa is currently working as script writer, director and producer of her first musical theatre production - In Blood with a cast of 80 disabled artists that is currently touring South Africa. She directs all the productions of African Sinakho Arts.


What We Do

  • Disability Theatre
  • Professional Training and Skills Development in Performing Arts
  • Skills Transfer on Disability Theatre
  • Entertainment and Edutainment
  • Work Opportunities Through Stage Performances
  • Rehabilitation Through Disability Theatre
  • Disability Awareness Consultancy
  • Job Placements for People with Disabilities

Contact Us

Ndileka Santi - Managing Director
Cell : 073 426 1049
Tel: 031 201 5595
Fax : 0866794631
E-mail : nsanti@africansinakhoarts.org.za
 
Bukelwa Cakata - Artistic Director
Cell : 082 978 3311
Tel: 031 201 5595
Fax : 0866794631
E-mail : bcakata@africansinakhoarts.org.za

Find Us

Postal Address: : P.O. Box 3295, Durban, 4000
Physical Address: 15 Hurst Grove, Musgrave, Durban

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