Apollo Theatre

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9 Nerina Street, Kensington B, Randburg
South Africa
053 621 1102
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Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Development Association (ADA) was born out of the need for a development organisation in Victoria West. It was established in 1998 and registered as a Section 21 Company and Non-Profit Organisation in 2001. The ADA is managed by a board that sets policy, appoint the Senior Managers and Chief Executive Officer, approves the Annual Business Plan and draws up the Strategic Plan.

The organisation became involved in the following activities during its lifespan:

  • 2001: Start of the first Apollo Film Festival in Victoria West.
  • 2002 – 2003: Participated in the Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Victoria West was selected as one of three towns in South Africa.
  • 2003: Opening of a loveLife Franchise to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the area.
  • 2004 – 2005: Instrumental in the establishment of the Northern Cape Federation of Community Art Centres.
  • 2006: Participated in the role out and launch of the Mosadi wa Kono Kono (Divine Women) initiative of the National Department of Arts and Culture with the launching in De Aar.
  • 2006: Participated in the Accelerated Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGISA) and served on the Provincial Stakeholders Forum

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