Amasiko Lemvelo translates roughly as culture and environment. The not for profit trust was created over ten years ago at the Es’phakeni Open Air Threatre centre to try and provide a good arts infrastructure to support community arts groups and young people from the surrounding township. It is an urban project recognizing the importance of creativity to the regeneration of the city and enhancement of the urban environment. We believe culture is an employer of young people that Africa needs to export music and the arts and so create local wealth. The cultural industries are at the heart of future development in urban centres to create the new ideas for future.