Jeffreys Bay
Traditional and modern fashions meet at Kouga Heritage Festival

Traditional and modern African clothing will be displayed at the second Kouga Heritage festival.

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The festival will take place at the Kouga Cultural Centre in Humansdorp from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28.

Traditional African clothing will be on show in the foyer of the Kouga Cultural Centre where the festival is to take place and the modern African fashions will be displayed and will also be available for purchase.

Some of the fashion garments on display have been made by a Kouga sewing cooperative, whose 20 members have been trained by Neliswa Menyelwa from Mpofu Home Industries through a partnership between the Department of Rural Development and the Kouga Municipality.

The course, which has been running for nearly a year, was broken down into separate beginner and advanced classes.

They were taught how to sew, to make dress patterns and other basic designing techniques that are important in the industry. This was followed by workshops on pricing and how to promote their work.

The advanced course will end just before the festival.

The Shell Festival (Skulpiefees), which used too take place at the end of September in Jeffreys Bay, does not take place any more.

The venue for the Kouga Heritage Festival is the Kouga Cultural Centre in Humansdorp, which can be found on the corner of Voortrekker road and Heugh roads.

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