youth development tagged posts

Checking In At The Kumba Skate Plaza: Winter Days

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...

Looking Back: Nebula Skateboarding At The Kumba Skate Plaza

Over the course of November-December at the Kumba Skate Plaza, we were fortunate enough to have our good friend and Cape Town native Rayne Moses join us as a guest skatepark manager and spread good vibes through his program, Nebula Skateboarding...

Northern Cape World Tourism Month Launched in Johannesburg

Northern Cape World Tourism Month Launch Party in Johannesburg

We were invited by the Northern Cape Tourism Authority to Johannesburg to skate for the cameras for SABC’s Morning Live television program for the celebration of the launch of Northern Cape World Tourism Month. As Northern Cape provincial governement is playing a major role in bringing the Kimberley Diamond Cup (2-5 October) back to Kimberley this ...

Women’s Day South Africa at Kumba Skate Plaza

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 movem...

Kimberlaaities Tour - Meet the laaities

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 the difficult ta...

Wild In The Streets Kimberley

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 in town and skated back to the...

Skateistan Launches in South Africa

Skateistan has made its way to Johannesburg, South Africa and is beginning to implement their fourth program since its conception...