Cape Town musicians perform ‘Last Thursday’ gigs to benefit Mhani Gingi

Cape Town singer/songwriter/guitarist, Timothy De Monk, was the latest musician to perform a live ‘Last Thursday’ music gig to benefit Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network at the Pinelands Club Thursday Food Market.  The performance took place on Thursday 23 February 2017 from 6.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. at the Pinelands Club in Lonsdale Way, Pinelands. The R20 donation entrance fee goes towards the work of Mhani Gingi’s Social Responsibility Programme.  Entrance is free for under-14-year-olds.

Timothy-De-Monk-Last-Thursday-Gig-23-February-2017Timothy De Monk’s passion for music began three years ago when he learned to play the guitar – and found that he could not put the instrument down.  He performed his first solo show in May 2015 and releasd a debut LP, “Hazy Days”, recorded at Mighty Musik Studios, on 5 December 2015, according to his Facebook page.  He is also a past pupil of Pinelands High School.

The ‘Last Thursday’ live music gigs, which take place at every month-end to coincide with the Thursday Food Market at Pinelands Club, have become a special event on the Pinelands calendar.  The events are organised by Sue Walker of SW Events and Projects Management.

Already, Cape Town musicians have raised more than R7 600 for Mhani Gingi’s Social Responsibility Programme which supports vulnerable groups in society, including children and the elderly.  Grace De La Hunt performed the ‘Last Thursday’ gig on 26 January 2017 while Cape Town-based folk musician and poet, Brynn, performed his poetically-driven blend of Folk and Alternative Rock music on 24 November 2016.

jasmine-minter-flyer-last-thursday-27-october-2016The 16-year-old singer-songwriter, Jasmine Minter, was the featured artist on 27 October 2016.  The Voice semi-finalist, Jono Grayson, performed a gig on 29 September 2016 while The Voice South Africa contestant and singer-songwriter, Chris Werge, began the series of gigs with a performance on 25 August 2016.

 Mhani Gingi is a non-profit organisation that works towards alleviating poverty through providing innovative and sustainable business solutions for women, youth and the unemployed. Mhani Gingi’s Social Responsibility Programmes activities include the support of about 300 children at educare facilities in townships of Cape Town. In the 2015/2016 financial year, Mhani Gingi’s Social Responsibility Programme impacted on more than 600 children and their families through its support of 14 Early Learning Centres and 57 Early Childhood Development practitioners in Cape Town.

For further information please contact Mhani Gingi Trustee, Joan Wright. Cell phone: 072 040 3169. E-mail: Or contact Sue Walker of SW Events and Projects Management. Cell phone: 072 914 4837. E-mail: sweventsprojects@gmail.comOr visit: .