Thursday, 23 June 2022

 Despite That... collaborative song

British Council SSA cultural exchange project

ARROWSA alumni led by Bheki Dlamini, SRI led by Sue-Livia van Wyk and Beyond Face, UK led by Alix Harris co-created the song Despite That... Each hub wrote their own lyrics in a joint online workshop and then they each recorded their lyrics which were produced into a final song. The song will feature in the Despite That... film which will launch on 7 July 2022. The song building session and song production was led by Sue Livia van Wyk of SRI. 

     ARROWSA alumni, Durban at the filming session of their contribution to the song Despite That...

Vincent Salanji films Sana Ebrahim signing the chorus of the song

South Roots Int. rehearse their dance that is part of their filming of the song

Beyond Face UK recording their section of the song

Thursday, 16 June 2022


Happy Youth Day 2022!

ARROWSA Alumni having fun filming towards the Despite That... film as part of the co-creative project with UK partner Beyond Face and national creatives from South Roots International. The project is supported by British Council. 

Friday, 3 June 2022

 ARROWSA is collaborating with                         South Roots International in Despite That...

ARROWSA is thrilled to be collaborating with South Roots International to represent South Africa in the Despite That.. project. Our UK partner is Beyond Face and the project is funded by British Council. The South Roots International team is made up of ARROWSA alumni and South Roots Int. interns as well as talented artists Gracia Nicholls, Nicole Sacco and Sue-Liva van Wyk.  Their team is led by filmmaker Shanette Martin.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

ARROWSA Durban work on their film script for the Despite That... project

Supported by British Council 

In collaboration with Beyond Face in UK and South Roots Int. in Western Cape

The ARROWSA Durban team is made up of ARROWSA Bechet alumni and led by Bheki Dlamini assisted by Vincent Dlamini as the filmmaker. The team started in May to create and film their contribution to the collaborative film for Despite That...

The ARROWSA Durban Despite That... team includes above from left to right:
Monique Mukendi, Sfiso Langa, Sanele Madlala, Nkanyezi Vilikazi, Nicole Pillay, Sindi Mkhize and Jabu Nxumalo


Saturday, 30 April 2022

ARROWSA presented at the Webinar: Arts, youth conscientization

 and environmental issues at COP 26: Reflections on Phone call to

 the world on 28 April 2022

The webinar was part of the Centre for Civil Society - Special Webinar Series that took place

between March and May 2022. The series is titled Reflections on COP26 and remains online

for 2022.

ARROWSA Speakers were: Mary Elizabeth Lange and Luthando Ngema and ARROWSA invited

South Roots Int.  Noluthando Shandu and Rachelle Ngalula Mukendi  to present with them. Bheki

Dlamini of ARROWSA assisted in the devising of the presentation. 

The topic of the webinar was:

ARROWSA, a registered voluntary non-profit organization based in Durban South Africa, led South Africa’s participation in an international project titled Phone Call to the World. This collaborative project with youth utilized the arts to address environmental issues. It was led by Scottish Youth Theatre, funded by the British Council and culminated in a COP26 exhibition in Glasgow of outputs from the hubs in Scotland, England, Palestine, India and South Africa. Representatives of ARROWSA and their national partner South Roots Int. in the Cape Flats will in this presentation share how ARROWSA came to be involved in a COP26 project, who the participants from Durban and Cape Flats were, what methodology was used in the project, what the project outputs were and which of these were included in the COP26 exhibition. The challenges, success and impact of the project on the participants and the organization will also be explored in the presentation.  


Wednesday, 27 April 2022

 Freedom Day 2022

The work is not for yourself - 

kill that spirit of self and 

do not live above your people 

but live with them. 

If you can rise bring someone with you. 

Charlotte Maxeke

May these words resonate with you ARROWSA Family. 

May our freedom grow, for socio-economic and cultural upliftment. 

Regards Luthando (ARROWSA Chairperson)

Monday, 4 April 2022

Launching officially our  international co-creation project 'Despite that...' 

ARROWSA Durban team for Despite That... (from left to right): Nicole Pillay, Monique Mukendi, Nkanyezi Vilakazi, Sindi Mkhize, Jabu Nxumalo, Sanele Madlolo and Sfiso Langa, The team is led by Bheki Dlamini

ARROWSA is pleased to lead this project which is a collaboration with Beyond Face in the UK and South Roots Int. in Cape Town, South Africa. The project is supported by the British Council.