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August 25, 2010

Halle Berry visits Indlovu Project in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha

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Halle Berry. Photo courtesy Urbanworld Film Festival

Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry and her Dark Tide co-star, Oliver Martinez, recently visited Khayelitsha to meet underprivileged children and learn about the Indlovu Project, which is aimed at turning a squatter settlement into an eco-village.

Berry and Martinez have been in Cape Town for several weeks during the filming of the thriller Dark Tide, which is due for release next year. According to celebrity news website, Contactmusic.com, Martin even enjoyed a game of soccer with the children he visited.

The website quotes Berry as saying: “I’m so impressed with all the work that’s being done here. It makes my heart feel good. There’s sadness too that I feel, but I’m also inspired because I see that people care, and I think that’s what makes a difference in the world - that people really care and show up.”

The Indlovu Project was launched by the Shaster Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, features of the community driven project include a “health clinic, community centre, crèche, eco-cottages, permaculture gardens and laundry.”

The foundation is hoping to develop tourism opportunities in the eco-village.

Call +27 (0)21 657 1026 if you would like to learn more about the Indlovu Project.

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