Langa Quarter café
The Langa Quarter café is the heart of Ikhaya le Langa. Various training workshops take place in the café space, including computer, social media training, and barista training.Sponsored in part by Microsoft and Caturra Coffee, this bright friendly space is well used by the local Langa community to network,access free WIFI and to host various community meetings. In the next few weeks our 'pay as you feel' food service will be opened. Providing meal for unemployed member s of the Langa community enrolled in our Ambassador program will be the cafe's core purpose. Food will also bew available to other users on a donation/ pay as you feel basis.
This café space is home to Langa Quarter’s street committees as well as the Ward 53 forum. Conversations dealing with complex challenges faced by the Langa community take place regularly. The café is home to the Langa Open Streets Local Organising Committee as-well as Langa’s Cleaner Greener Safer Partnership.
Tourists rub shoulders with community leaders, interns, volunteers, city officials, and on a number of occasions VIP guests. The Cafe was officially opened by the President of Norway in 2013 and has hosted US Assistant Secretary General Linda Tomas-Greenfield’s meeting of Young African Leaders (YALI). The Café space is also used for exhibitions and is currently showing photographic works of Langas own Sipho Mpongo, the first ever South African recipient of the prestigious Magnum award for photography, based in New York.
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