Hola Hands

32 Voortrekker St.,
Polokwane City, Limpopo 0699

Ansprechpartner: Franks, Arlette

+27-015 295 8924
+27-015 295 8924


  • Gemeinschaft, Gemeindeprojekt
  • Hilfe für Entwicklungsländer
  • Alternative Ökonomie
  • Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten
  • Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.

Über uns

Hola Hands is applying for non profit organization (NPO) status; hopes to reach it in 2005. Hola Hands includes a diversity of handcrafted products; self-start and self-made job creation initiatives through the craft-arts.


- crafts development for previously disadvantaged,
- self-start job creation,
- generation of cultural infrastructures/support systems/competencies and capacity,
- networking, lobbying, creative thinking and project/product conceptualisation,
- to generate material and non-material enrichment for all.

Since 2001 Arlette Franks has also been party to the emergence of a provincial arts umbrella organisation, the Limpopo Arts and Culture Association (LACA), which has successfully registered as NPO and which is playing an important role in unifying artists and influencing the attitudes and programmes of the official/govt. structures engaged in arts. The history of the South African province Limpopo is such, that it inherited no arts institutes/infrastructures (no theatres, no art schools, no cultural centres, no subsidy´s from public funds for arts development) and so it is very much part of the founding of these essential infrastructures.

The LACA has meanwhile formulated a provincial crafts development programme, which it calls Golden Rhino in honour, reflection and rebirth of our ancient Mapungubwe civilization, which produced extraordinary gold-crafted artefacts and traded globally, in the 16th century! Golden Rhino will umbrella a marketing and training and production support system for crafters and crafts projects and hopes to eventually unfold as an independent Trust or other legal structure, in which all the active affiliated crafters/projects are the managing and beneficiary shareholders. Hola Hands is one of many crafts projects affiliating to Golden Rhino.

Since 2002 Arlette Franks has also been party to the founding and managing/implementing of both the National and Limpopo Performing Arts Network SA (PANSA), and the National and Limpopo Visual Arts Network SA (VANSA).

For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of arts and culture.