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Welcome to the Golden Youth Club!

The project of Golden youth club was founded by Mahlangu Nomatlou Johannah in 2001 as non-profit organization in the garage of her parent in the semi rural area of
Winterveld. GYC is a young dynamic project with a passionate vision to make performing art more accessible to audience in South Africa and across the world. GYC has grown now operate in two provinces Gauteng and North West.

SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS EVENTS

Name of the event Organisation/ institution/ department Date of event venue
50 days countdown for FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 Dark Child Event 21 April 2010 Slovo park at Winterveldt
Presidential launch of the National Solar Water Heating Programme for the energy attended by President Jacob Zuma, Minister Dipuo Peters and Premier of Gauteng North west Department of Energy 28 April 2010 Extension 3 Winterveldt
Day of Reconciliation key speaker : President Mr Jacob Zuma Office of the Parliament Office of the president 16-12- 2009 Freedom park
National amaswati embulweni Dept: of heritage, Dept: Art, Culture,radio legwalagwala and Royal king 01 -04- 2009 Badplaas
Business in Art Letsima Latsila 14-11-2009 Parktown Hotel at Johannesburg
National Freedom day Madibeng and city of Tshwane Municipality 27 April 2008 Union building & Kgabalatsane
Rand Show ground Department of Sport, Art, Culture and Recreation 26 March 2008 Johannesburg
National women’s day Department of Sport, art, culture & Recreation National 09 August ’08 ’09 Union Building
Long service award Sun international 2004’ 2005’ 2006’2007’ 2008’ 2009 Morula casino & Hotel
FNB dance umbrella festival FNB dance umbrella March 04’ 06’ 07 Wits University theatre
Launching Mabhoko Village Department of Economic North- west 11/11/2003 klipgat

About us

About us

The project of Golden youth club was founded by Mahlangu Nomatlou Johannah in 2001 as non-profit organization in the garage of her parent in the semi rural area of Winterveld. GYC is a young dynamic project with a passionate vision to make performing art more accessible to audience in South Africa and across the world. GYC has grown now operate in two provinces Gauteng and North West.

These project constantly exploring new creative ways of bringing out the true essence of traditional dance. It has evolved its own distinct style of presentation by fusing ethnic and modern genres of dancing. Its musical compositions are confluence of traditional South African classical music with a wide range of IsiZulu, Sepedi, XhiVheda, XiTsonga, SiSwati, Ndebele, Xhosa, Sesotho, and Setswana.
Each dance composition is carefully crafted with intricate detailing in synchronization, choreography pattern, thematic costumes and suitable light & stage effects.
Members of Golden youth club have diverse poetry, gumboots Dance, theatre and musical background which they spread health messages in a familiar context (HIV/Aids, substance abuse, Environmental, teenage pregnancy, and etc.

Golden youth club is also deeply aware of its social responsibility. The project consciously engaged in supporting the needy children/youth who are vulnerable who do not see any hope for the future, who’s hungry, cold and the most cases been seen upon as outcasts of the community. As citizens of Winterveld we targeted this community because is recognized as crime zone and well known with high rate of unemployment, poverty and illegal foreigners.

Since 2002 this project has diverse repertoire of work under its extensive portfolio combining the best in Gauteng and North West.

GYC has performed to enthusiastic audiences in Germany, Turkey, Austria, Bulgaria, Vienna, Slovenia and Holland as well as in
Southern Africa.

Golden youth club has transformed people’s life it uses the performing art as a tool for education and training for youth that is why we inspired partnership with Gauteng Dance Manyano, Department of Sport, Recreation, Art and Culture both Gauteng and North West, South African State Theatre and Institution of Democracy South Africa contribute to the project aesthetic.

TOURISM

To promote a conducive environment for economic opportunities for youth in the tourism sector by promoting cultural activities, clothing, arts and craft as well as art vision.

AIM

Train the youth voluntarily to minimize the high crime rate in our community avoid
teenage pregnancy by exploring their talent through theatre.
Create jobs through performing art.

VISION

1. To become one of the integral leading South African group. Whilst appreciating and maintaining a diversity of culture.

2. To provide a mechanism through the strategic development of the arts whereby disadvantaged youth are helped to become part of the reconstruction process in South Africa.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide people a centered education and training in performing art to unemployed youth in order to develop their income generating skills and open up
opportunities for further learning.

OBJECTIVES

1. To ensure that the youth have a sound understanding of their national cultural heritage.
2. To promote the cultural activities through traditional dance, clothes, food and custom behavior.
3. To promote South African history from an African perspective in fulfilled way.
4. To expose local artist to both local and international markets and provide facilities for local performance To empowers youth with new personal and interpersonal skills (personal growth and social skills)

TYPE OF OCCASION PERFORMED

  • Festivals
  • Competition
  • Organization events
  • Government events
  • Weddings ceremonies
  • Gala dinners
  • Funerals
  • Church ceremonies
  • Birthday parties
  • Awards Ceremonies

ACHIEVEMENT

  • We performed and facilitate dance workshops at Germany for cultural exchange program invited by Children cultural caravan during FIFA WORLD CUP in 2006 from 05 June- 23 July and was invited again from12 August-07 November 2009. This invitation was extended to Holland, Austria and France.
  • We perform at Turkey in 2008 were we attend three festival at Istanbul, Yoliva and Bursa and won the titles of being best cultural dancers, best country presenters and best costume
  • We perform on the day of Reconciliation 2009 at Freedom Park to welcome the president of the State of South Africa Mr. Jacob Zuma.
  • We won an award at Tshwane Tourism in 2006 as best performing art and attend Indaba Exhibition at Durban
  • We won at Zindala Zombili Festival in 2005/6 under the category of Zulu Dance
  • We won provincial cultural calabash competition for 5 times at Taung since 2002/06
  • We presented musical theatre called Pula and children of Asazi at 52-season festival/ Mzansi Fela organized by South African State Theatre.
  • We attended National and International Gymnastics Festival that was held at Cape Town and Austria.
  • 30 Second to Fame broadcast at South African Broadcast SABC 2.
  • Organize Bokgone Art Festival on the 17 May 2008 which involve 40 communities performing Art group who were doing drama, poetry, dance & music from Winterveldt, Mabopane, Soshanguve, Hamanskraal, GaRankuwa, Madidi and Hebron, kgabalatsane and Jeriko about 1500 people who attended the festival and this festival was broadcast in the national television, South African Broadcast (SABC) under the program called Sesikhona. It was also publish to Daily sun and Tshwane South newspapers.

MANAGEMENT OFFICE

1. Mahlangu Nomatlou Johannah – Managing Director
2. Nkambule Johnson Thulani – Artistic Director

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

1. Litswane Rose – Chairperson
2. Mashaba Lizzy – Administrator
3. Steve Machaka- Head of Discipline
4. Mahlangu Linah – Publish Relation Officer
5. Modiselle David – Coach/ Trainer
6. Koketso Mabona – Caretaker
7. Mahlangu Sarah – Financial Manager

BOARD MEMBERS

Names Positions
Mrs. Paulina Tladi Teacher
Mr. Jimmy Pete Health Sector
Mr. Thomas Mojela Department of Sport, Recreation,
Art & Culture Gauteng
Mrs. Mmule Marema Department of Sport, Recreation,
Art & Culture North West
Idah Rakale Business sector (Morula Casino &
Hotel)
Marie Ellersiek Qualified Lawyer (Germany)
Bernard Karimi Netherlands (project manager)
Sharon Kruger City of Tshwane of Metropolitan
Municipality at Mayoral Office

Blog

Some video’s

Afrika Cultural Week in Pirna, Germany (Afrika-Wochen in Pirna eröffnet) Pirna TV Lokalfernsehen Local Broadcasting station of Pirna, November 2011 15 October 2011 in Norken, Germany Ein kleiner Ausschnitt aus dem Programm Rainbow Nation vom 15. Oktober 2011 im Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Norken. Winterveldt February 2010 Golden Youth Club in Winterveldt/Mabopane, S.A. The Projectpartners of “Teaching Exchange” …

Contact

Contact the Golden Youth Club:

Nomatlou Johannah Mahlangu
Founder/ Managing Director

6324 Ext 3
Winterveldt
South Africa
0198

Tel: (+27) 832444238/ (+27)718872232
Fax: 086 377289/ 0865053325

Email: thegoldenyouthclub(at)gmail.com