short story about us
aBantu Development Agency is a South African Not for Profit Company (NPC) and Not for Profit Organization (NPO) based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Our goal is to facilitate development and support economic growth within the townships of Port Elizabeth and around the Eastern Cape. Through our projects and programs we aim to provide the necessary resources and development assistance to the communities. Our approach to address the challenges on local level is highly influenced by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
24 November 2021
The performances are pre-recorded in front of a small crowd.
The pandemic has also closed borders, making it difficult for artists to travel and collaborate with artists from other countries. As a result, we've chosen to extend the event to our fellow artists in Gqeberha [Port Elizabeth, South Africa] as part of the initiative's cultural exchange component.
Harambee Live, Cliff Barnes and The Fear of Winning (Germany), Ozan Tunc (Turkey), Visa Band (Syria), Nomabotwe and PoeticSoul(South Africa) are among the acts performing this year. This project is supported by The city of Osnabrück is funding this effort through their kulturmarathon gemeinsam für Osnabrück program.
In addition, we collaborate with the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) in Gqeberha, South Africa.
04 June 2021
ekse school radio has been announced as the Ellen and Karl-Heinz Hornhues Stiftung Pro Afrika award for 2021, this is an Africa Prize as part of the International Cultural Festival in Osnabrück Germany. The prize money will go towards much needed equipment and administration of the school radio.