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UBuntu Bridge partners with Dine with Khayelitsha

Dine night hangout
A Dine group gathered outside in warmer times!

As part of community development UBuntu Bridge has for a while been in partnership with Dine with Khayelitsha, which usually takes place the first Friday of every month. On the 15th July 2016 Dine will be hosting a slight different one called Dine with Khayelitsha-Mandela Day Dinner.  There will be discussions about how far South Africa has come as well as finding ways of moving forward as one.

Latest Dine with Khayelitsha – Mandela Day 2016

Special Edition – Mandela Day – Click for the event page!

Special Edition - Mandela Day - Click for the event page!

As our late Madiba said ”If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart”.

UBuntu Bridge lives by the words uttered by Mandela years ago and in honor and respect of his legacy which was to reconcile, one of the ways we can do that is by learning each others languages and cultures. 

Dine Athi
A Dine group enjoying Stellar Organics wine, home-cooked meals from KUBU Cuisine and heart conversation!

As part of the Dine With Khayelitsha on this day (15th July 2016) we seeks to be a bridge through language learning, cultural discussions and to make the experience of the diners one that’s authentic, exciting and educational. We believe that it is important that when you go to any township in order for you to fully enjoy the experience and understand the lifestyle you need to understand the language that people speak or at least know the basics.

With that being said on the 15th July we will be providing basic learning tips and some printed essential of the Xhosa language.  As isiXhosa is the dominant language in Khayelitsha, the diners will get the chance to learn the different clicks, pronunciations, greetings and introductions. 

Dine Big Issue
The Big issue did an article thanks to Claire Van den Heever

 More about Dine with Khayelitsha…..

The Dine with Khayelitsha project came to light as a result of a group of young minds, who saw an opportunity to change the world by starting an NPO called Have Fun. The Dine with Khayelitsha initiative sees people from all corners of the globe, coming together to enjoy what is described as a ‘purposefully awesome experience in the township. Part of their purpose is to break down race boundaries in order to better understand elements of life from a township perspective.

Township taxi
Taxis bundle people from the Library near Grand Parade to Khayelitsha


Dine 2
Gathering before breaking into groups!

Overall this is a space where the young and the old learn from each other about our different cultures, languages, and how we all relate somewhere or somehow in our lives. Dine With Khayelitshas goal is to bring people from all walks of life in Khayelitsha and share a meal while taking about some of the barriers we have around townships. It’s an experience for one personal growth and to broaden ones horizons and lastly to better understand the township life without any judgments.

As UBuntu Bridge we are in full support of this great initiative and we will continue teaching indigenous languages especially if we continue to have or hold spaces where we share knowledge around indigenous people and their languages, privilege and what to do with it. Come and celebarte the life of Madiba and be part of the change he wanted for this country.

Good food, good company with language learning. More details on how you can book your seat please click here Dine with Khayelitsha-Mandela Day Dinner

Dine 4
Sive and some visiting clowns


Dine 3
Mpesheni and some of his group


Dine nightlife
Dine Nightlife Gathering



4 thoughts on “UBuntu Bridge partners with Dine with Khayelitsha

  1. This is totally awesome! Wish I could be involved. Instead, I have to be content to send you a heartfelt thumbs up from Oregon USA. You all inspire me. Keep up this great work. We could use some of your positive spirit here.

    1. Hey Val, well that is greatly appreciated anyway! Thank you!
      We are trying to come to the States to do some talks and performances in Septemeber. Let us know if you can help pull some interested people and a venue together?

  2. This is incredible and love to do this!When will your next Dine with Khayelitsha be? And how green do you have them?

    1. Hi Corne we dont do them ourselves, but for many years supported the Dine crew.
      but find them on Facebook for announcements, if they still operate! ????

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