Over the last few years we have been challenging governments and communities to recognize skateboarding as form of transport. In October, we will continue this conversation.
Join us at the Mobility Indaba and make our movement heard.
Element's Make It Count Series is happening again, this time in the cosy and rain-free The Shred.
Since it is the only one in Africa it’s immediately the finals & the winner gets a trip to Barcelona. (yoh yoh yoh)
It will take place at The Shred in Cape Town on the 27th of April. Registration is at 10am, event starts at 11:30am....
Be there and MAKE IT COUNT!
Nominated for a Nestlings award.
Check it out and vote.
THE END OF THE NATIONAL SKATE COLLECTIVE?
The National Skate Collective (NSC), despite sounding really secret-agency like actually began in 2011 over a couple of beers and a discussion amongst a bunch of skaters frustrated with the fact that authorities weren’t listening to us.
We formed an organisation, not a company or authority…but rather a collective, a group of skaters from different backgrounds and disciplines of skateboarding united by a shared frustration and a common... goal to sort shit out.
It began with me (Marco Morgan), Justin Boast, Dave Hort, Eebin van den Bergh and Andrew Nero but as the collective picked up momentum, Gerhard Nel, skater-mom activist Elise Burns-Hoffman and Mark Cyrus joined the core team.
The main goal was to create a platform to enable us to speak with one voice on issues affecting us. Like the by-law prohibiting skateboarding, a law which skaters never got the opportunity to challenge, but suffered under it because we just didn’t just know how to shout or we were just too divided to shout loud enough.
Listening to skaters, we understood the biggest problems standing in the way of the growth of skateboarding in South Africa were the perceptions that led to unjust legislation and the lack of facilities and infrastructure, so we focused our efforts on this.
With all of the core members in Cape Town and surrounds, it made sense for us to test out our thinking and plan in the most conservative city in South Africa, document our work and try and replicate what we doing in other cities and towns around South Africa.
It’s been nearly five years down the line…shit loads of meetings and a lot of listening and shouting, and we have managed to put in motion plans to change the way the City of Cape Town and South Africa deals with skateboarding and its community in a more inclusive way.
It’s been a rad journey so far and history was definitely made, we have achieved way more than we ever thought we would.
• The City of Cape Town’s New Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) by-law will recognize skateboarding and legitimize skaters as road users. The City of Cape Town’s monthly task team is still in motion and we are still working and guiding the implementation of all the plans
• We have also established a guide to help the City of Cape Town with the process of developing skateparks across the city and are guiding them with its implementation.
We have maintained that this movement will be led by skaters for skaters, so even though we as the CORE of the NSC are taking a step back, we are still revved up and ready to support the next generation of skaters ready to take the reins.
If you have any questions or issues drop me (Marco Morgan) a line (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Making skateboarding History. Check out our Local Legend, Kent Lingeveldt as he take his story and our voice to the rest of the world
Nebula is a pioneering, grassroots skater-led organization that been actively making a difference in South African skateboarding.
Pledge your support and some dollar...and help them roll into Valhalla. #nebulaskateofmind
Told you so! Told you so!
The NSC found a bunch of keys a while back and together with some friends we unlocking streets, public spaces and never-ever been skated spots.
25th April together with Redbull we will unlock a secret spot. Can you guess?
We need leaders in our community! Empower yourself.
South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment figures in the world.
In an effort to reduce unemployment, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has ...initiated a programme designed to strengthen young people’s opportunities for employment.
Targeting young people in the broader Cape Town area, the D<LF invites young people from diverse backgrounds to join us on a 9 month journey of discovery and development.
The programme focuses on:
• Skills for employment
• Rights and Responsibilities of a Citizen
• Opportunity for Service Learning
• Personal development
• Internship with a company in line with your professional interest.
Bring your passion for ethical leadership – Leave with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions regarding your career and lifestyle.
1. Must be between the ages 17-20 years
2. Matriculated (Batchelor pass preferred)
3. Residing in the Western Cape
4. No criminal record
5. Must be a South African citizen
The D<LF encourages young women to apply for this programme.
Contact: Earl Abrahams on 021 552 7524 or email on email@example.com for more information.
The reason why we need to organize ourselves and empower skaters to raise their voice and fists!
Quit waiting for a government or some energy drink sponsor to deliver freedom and take it yourself.
Most of you have probably received the news already but the one & only skatepark in the Vaal was completely demolished today... For reasons we do not know... It... is a sad day BUT it does present us with new opportunities And until we have a new park we'll need to rely on some DIY & street missions! VSKB promises to keep you updated with any news. Keep rolling!!!
We not dead. we just been working flippen hard on overcoming the greatest challenge facing South African Skateboarding.
We have pledged our support and will be working with the South African Skateboarding Federation (SASF) in order to register skateboarding in all forms (street & downhill) as an official sport.
Check them out and let us know what you think....
We gonna be working closely with CapeTownSkateboarding to get some things popping!
CTS launched a crowd funding site so we can have skateparks for skaters by skaters.
Please check it out // share // pledge //...
Don't believe the rumors...we not dead. We in the factory...making Tshirts! Like // Love // Share // Win
WIN A CAPETOWN SKATEBOARDING TEE:
In anticipation of our new website launch, we are giving away 10 first edition t-shirts, five 'CTS WHEEL' tees and five 'CTS C...ORE' tees. You need to do 4 things in order to win.
1. Like us on Facebook
2. Like this Facebook post
3. Share this Facebook post
4. Tell us which tee you prefer in the comments of this post, the 'cts wheel' tee or 'cts core' tee
Bonus entry: If you ALSO follow us on Instagram, you will get double entry into the drawing to be held next week.
We will hold a random drawing and the winners will be announced next week on the 12th of February. These are the first edition of Cape Town Skateboarding tees and a first edition print will be on the inside of each tee.
Re-imagining the city. Check out the first interview with the brains (Gerrit Strydom) behind the Mill street Skate Park, oh and the Marco Morgan