“I don’t think there are places like this in London, everything I have seen is amazing” 

Ed Sheeran

“When you are creative it is not about education, it’s about community and having inspiring space to co-create and learn from each other”


“It takes self-awareness and resilience to become a social change agent. Our ability to act differently depends on our ability to see the world differently My life has been changed and I have grown so much in this space.” 

Athie Umgido

Take every opportunity with both hands, put your best foot forward, you never know who’s watching.

Qaqamba Ntshika

“Culturally, I have never been able to express myself. Here, I felt so safe to roar, take up space, and be myself, unapologetically.

Yamkela Kasana

Being able to have a community full of creatives is something that a creative could only dream of. Where everyone has their own talents and special abilities.

Rudy Julius

Full Time Course

Talent Development Programme

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Part Time Course

Pioneer Pro DJ Course

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Part Time Course

FL Studio Short Course

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”Your dreams and goals are in your own hands. Only you can make it happen. Be the change you want to see.”

Siviwe Mbinda

“I’m so proud to being able to prepare our youth with the necessary 21st-century skills, in an inspiring space right here in Langa.”

Zolani Mahola

“I hope everyone understands the opportunity it means to be able to study at the Bridges Academy.”


“There is a YOU shaped space in the world of creativity. Take the time to practice and explore your unique sound, perspective and the special feeling you leave people with when they encounter your art. Asoze abekho ofana nawe.”

Dope St Jude

“Music is something really magical. Unlike other human creations, We can’t touch it or see it, but we hear it and feel it. It brings people together, it gives movements identity, it communicates hope.”

Robbie Brozin

“The Bridges Academy is, for me, the golden standard resilience magnificence and the best that Africa can be! It is the source of youthful optimism and its alumni are going to change the world, from Africa!”


The Bridges Academy is a creative learning space in Langa, offering unemployed youth from under-resourced communities an inspiring and safe environment with access to world-class technology, mentorship and education designed to help them thrive in the world, equipping them with the necessary technical skill and mindset to obtain employment or become a successful entrepreneur.


Located at the heart of South Africa’s oldest township, Bridges Academy is rooted in the rich musical history of the area, offering a unique safe environment for learning with first class facilities built for co-creation.

Creative Entrepreneurship

Awakening the entrepreneurial drive and creativity, understanding the basics of building a sustainable business.


Developing self-awareness and increasing the empathy of the learner to become a compassionate and a balanced human-being.

Music & Sound

Music production, live recording, music business and the power of sound as a cultural and societal tool. 

21st-Century Skills

Equipping the learner with the necessary toolkit to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.

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