A Center of social cohesion
Ikhaya le Langa is driving a new aspirational narrative from this other municipal city center at the geographic center on the cape flats. A key strategic objective of ikhaya le Langa and the Quarter Langa Quarter is social cohesion. It aims to unify the communities of Langa, Athlone, and Pinelands (LAP) still separated by apartheid spatial planning and the opportunistic use of fear. Social integration between the three main local communities will be pursued through forming strategic partnerships and an annual 3 day LAP Jazz festival.
Ikhaya le Langa has for 2 years worked closely with Open Streets www.openstreets.co.za an organisation that works to create social cohesion through facilitating car free environments across Cape Town. Open streets organising committee is located at the Langa Quarter Cafe.