Austin Rose, an actor who played Abe in the movie, Noem My Skollie, visited Pelican Park at the weekend and gave a motivational talk to the neighbourhood’s children.
He was invited by fellow actor Bradley Williams, whose parents, Elizabeth and Benjamin Williams, founded a charity project, Helping Hands, in the community and fed children from their home.
Bradley moved back to Cape Town from Johannesburg when his father died in 2019. His parents’ neighbours, Marianne Lindor and Magdalene Rosie, have been keeping the feeding project going in the neighbourhood, while Mr Williams has been using his acting skills to keep children in the area off the streets.
Mr Williams – who has appeared in a TV commercial as well on Binnelanders, Generations and Isidingo – said he had invited Mr Rose to talk to the youth about what they could achieve in life.
“The main message was to spread love and positivity because everything starts with yourself and how you react to things in life,” Mr Williams said.