"Our philosophy as Officially Offside is that we have to build positivity back into our community spaces using art forms as a form of social interaction and political conscientising. From 1994 we have seen how Black people have stopped making things happen in the communities in which they live. The predominant feeling is that people want and expect the ruling party or government to do things for them, as if they can do nothing for themselves.
"We feel that art is a valuable tool to get people to see that the art has never stopped; to get people speaking and asking questions, using art forms like Hip Hop, live music and poetry within our own communities, following artists like Miriam Makeba, Mzwake Mbuli and others.
"Young people today are still moving in that direction - to find our freedom in our art to take back the capacities that seem to have been taken from people and communities. Apartheid caused the destruction of our communities and also the capacities of people to think for themselves and to direct their own lives. Finding the stories of Khulumani Support Group has been a blessing to us as the youth."