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Checking In At The Kumba Skate Plaza: Winter Days

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It’s been a cold and crazy past couple of weeks at the Kumba Skate Plaza! Schools have since gone back into session and our regulars are fiercely studying and scarce at the skatepark until the weekend comes. When the weekend does come, it’s on; and the kids are wasting no time progressing on their skateboards […]

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Women’s Day South Africa at Kumba Skate Plaza

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Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 9 August,  is an annual public holiday in South Africa commemorating the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against the pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” by The Population Registration Act to carry a ‘”pass,” an internal passport that severely restricted their movement. On 9 August, 2014, we hosted […]

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Kimberlaaities Tour: Meet the Laaities

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Kimberlaaities Tour - Meet the laaities

     In South African culture, a laaitie is described in general as someone who is younger than oneself or compared to oneself as younger in experience or intellectual ability. (More on that word here). The Kimberlaaities Tour was a youth cross-country skate trip that went down on 3-9 July, 2014. KDC’s skatepark staff was given […]

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Wild In The Streets Kimberley

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On Sunday, 16 June, we rounded up the Kimberley locals for a “Wild In The Streets” type session around Kimberley. We started off at City Hall and skated around to some of Kimberley’s best spots including FNB, the post office, gardens, and the old legislature building. We held best trick contests at the various spots […]

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Skateistan Launches in South Africa

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Skateistan has made its way to Johannesburg, South Africa and is beginning to implement their fourth program since its conception. An expansion of ongoing projects in Afghanistan and Cambodia, the 4th international project site will continue their mission of using skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change.  Skateistan is hosting […]