Ukusa Holds Final 2013 Concert
Ukusa, UKZN’s most successful and longest running Community Arts Programme, held its final concert for this year on the Howard College campus.
Professor Elizabeth Oehrle has been the co-ordinator of Ukusa since its inception in 1987 and for the past 26 years the programme has provided hundreds of aspiring musicians, dancers, actors and actresses with an opportunity to develop their creative potential.
Students hail from places such as Umlazi, KwaMashu, Chatsworth, Phoenix, Inanda, Mariannhill and centres further afield including Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
Oehrle keeps alive the vision of helping financially disadvantaged students who show willingness to work, ability in the creative arts, and a desire to share with others in their community what they have learned at Ukusa.
Oehrle retires this year with Ms Maggie Reddy taking over the vital co-ordinating role.