Fun and games in Bo-Kaap

A dominoes competition proved popular.

Young and old Bo-Kaap residents competed in a dominoes tournament at the Food Truck Xperience (FTX) held at the Boorhanol cultural centre last Friday night.

Munier Parker, one of the FTX organisers, said the youngest dominoes player was 8 and the oldest was 74.

“The older guys were a bit upset because they arrived for registration after mosque (Maghrib time), but the young kids were there early to register, they were eager, so it definitely was a success as we had many players and this is something we will do again,” said Mr Parker.

“We didn’t expect this turnout but it was fun for everyone and we are inundated with requests to do it every week and to include games like klawerjas and kerum, so besides the food trucks and the goods being sold we will now have games that are part of the Bo-Kaap culture,” he said.

On Saturday, TERN Entertainment NPC entertained the children at Yusuf Drive Park by showcasing local hip-hop musicians and motivational speakers.

“There’s so many kids standing on street corners, they are smoking dagga and they are exposed to destructive elements in the Bo-Kaap. So we bring in guys and ladies that have overcome the social ills and that can inspire these kids to explore their talents, whether it’s rapping or singing or dancing, that’s the platform we want to create,” said Tasneem Isaacs, a director at TERN.

Families and friends packed the cultural hub for the dominoes tournament.
Besides the live entertainment, the Bo-Kaap children lined up for a meal at the TERN event.