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Sivatho Rigala

Sivatho Dira Rigala, 26, is a teacher in Cape Town who helps train aspiring artists in disadvantaged communities across the Western Cape.

He started the Dira Foundation while studying at the University of the Western Cape, and spent his bursary money to fund the training of artists.

After he started work as a teacher in 2017, he donated 10% of his salary to the foundation. He has helped tens of musicians so far with training camps and workshops, and recently assisted some of them to record their music.

He has also started a fund to get a group of poets on the Cape Flats published. Sivatho says his passion doesn’t revolve around money, but around seeing African children develop.

Nominated in category: Compassion

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