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The 2019/20 Creative Arts Cohort

Meet some of the Mbewu 2019/20 cohort who were able to grow and scale their Creative Arts enterprise through the programme’s financial and non-financial support that included enterprise development skills, coaching and mentoring.

Creative Arts Beneficiaries

MaCA (Mareledi Centre of ARTS)

Founder: Thina Minya

MaCA (Mareledi Centre of ARTS) is a social enterprise in the creative sector. MaCA’s expansive artistic practice is expansive-traversing painting, film-making, photography, and ceramics. In addition, MaCA has an in-house, fully-functional boutique framing studio. MaCA operates in Gauteng, North West and Northern Cape provinces.

Creative Arts Beneficiaries


Founder: Vuyo Mayesa

Provision of community art development services for the Refitlhile Community such as sewing centre, arts and craft, events and audience development, library etc.

Creative Arts Beneficiaries

Leshego Ceramics

Founder: Golden Mashigo

Leshego buy back and recycling center is a recycling and jewelry manufacturing cooperative established in 2017 by five previously disadvantaged youth. It is founded by qualified and talented pottery and jewelry craft artists. Some of the company’s products being manufactured include handmade recycle jewelry i.e. necklaces, bracelets, earrings and bookmarks.

Creative Arts Beneficiaries

Art Versatile

Founder: Litha Ncokazi

Founded in 2008 by visual artist and creative entrepreneur Litha Ncokazi, Art Versatile is a value driven art, design and tourism hub based in Arcadia, East London, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Since its inception, Art Versatile has grown steadily and become a ‘branded house’ with a strategic design of six units.