iKasi Creative helps youth imagine the future
“Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working.” Henri Matisse.
From training in Breede Valley to the West Coast, iKasi Creative is undeniably one of the most fruitful and creative institutions in Cape Town. It is perfect for those of you who want to get into the film and television industry. We offer great learning conditions and extraordinary vibes which is influenced by our facilitators. This creates a positive atmosphere which allows everyone to have a blast.
At iKasi Creative, we mold our students into the best version of themselves and in turn they prosper and produce the most beautiful creations you have ever seen. One of our most popular courses is the DMCC Bootcamp and upon completion, you are able to go out into the industry and chase the dream.
See life through the lens of our iKasi students
A few of our Digital Media Content Creator (DMCC) learners had something to say about their experience at iKasi Creative.
Kharshay Farland, 32 years old and all the way from Worcester, Breede Valley, is currently participating in our DMCC Incubator. She attended the Cape Academy of Mathematics Science and Technology in Constantia, is currently married with two kids and co-owner of Die Lekker Kos Mense, a take-away shop in Worcester. She aspires to be a producer.
“iKasi Creative has given me the opportunity to express myself and gave me a platform to tell my story. The sessions we had with Lee-Ann van Rooi, Jolene Martin and many others were so inspiring and fulfilling, it opened a whole new world for me and got me thinking about myself and just life in general. My goals are so much clearer now. We also receive a stipend from iKasi, and it allows me to cover my expenses while doing my training. I have so much to be thankful for.”
Another one of our students, Zubair Taylor, also one of our DMCC Incubator learners. He is 20 years old and lives just a few minutes away, in Kuils River, Cape Town. He enjoys photography and videography and plans on building on this knowledge.
“I feel as though iKasi has opened doors for me that I would never have dreamed of. I enjoyed the classes and the sessions with the facilitators. They were very engaging and upbeat. One of our facilitators, Melt van der Spuy, gave us a class on photography, camera angles and lighting etc. My interest was piqued, did a bit more research and I was sold. Another class that really stood out for me was GrowZA. We had a session on project management, and I realized that it did not only deal with your professional life, but it also deals with your personal life. There were many valuable take aways from the session and I try implementing them in my life. I am truly grateful to iKasi.”
Ubuntu for life
At iKasi Creative, we define ourselves as creatives and storytellers. We are an investment-friendly learning center that has piqued the interest of many students as well as investors. As one of the most easily accessible courses in the area that represents the film and television industries, with connections and partners all over South Africa, iKasi Creative aims to increase awareness and confidence in our community and partners all around the country and hopefully someday, the world! Due to our cultural diversity, we strongly believe that culture is an invaluable asset and should be shared with the world. We are, after all, a Rainbow Nation!
Our students come from all walks of life, and this makes for insightful sessions when students talk about their experiences in everyday life, their goals and achievements. There are always lessons to be learnt and we encourage our students to learn from each other while empowering them to go into the world and work their magic.
Let’s see what Merilene Hartley had to say about the iKasi Creative Bootcamp.
Merilene hails all the way from Plettenberg Bay. She graduated from the iKasi Creative Bootcamp program in 2020 and she has a passion for her community and church. She is keen on pursuing something in the creative industry. She enjoys producing and editing and has a natural flair for graphic design. She continues to use the skills she learnt at iKasi Creative at her church and to create content for her local community. She has also assisted a charity organization People of Love by doing their media management.
“I was inspired by iKasi Creative’s work ethic and hands-on approach. People from various backgrounds all came together under one roof to attend this course – different cultures and religions all working together as one – that was magical for me. The techniques I learnt were remarkable and I have new ways to film a story and how to use the angles without giving too much away. The course taught me how to use the camera properly and how to tell a story in an interesting way. I also learned how to communicate in a business environment. The world is my oyster!