On the 20th of February 2015 the Koukamma Local Municipality in collaboration with the Department of Sports Recreation Arts and Culture (DSRAC) held a Tsitsikamma Cultural Festival in Clarkson. The Manager of Cultural Affairs at DSRAC, Hasting Mqhayi outlined the purpose of the day as to recognise and acknowledge the potential, skill and talent of our children and the elders. He further said “we are gathered here to celebrate the skills that we see in our artists and to celebrate the future that we are still going to see in our artists”. Mqhayi encouraged all performers to perform to their ultimate best “we are in the process of identifying talent and if we see a performance that is unique and distinctive, we will take that performer to the opening of the Grahamstown National Art Festival for the entire world to see. The doors of Arts and Culture are open for all of us to showcase talent,” he said. “This event illustrates that government services are coming closer to the people. It demonstrates a clear picture of Intergovernmental Relations where the national, provincial and local spheres of government are working together to better the livelihoods of our people,” said Councillor Nomawabo Mntambo of ward 5 who was speaking on behalf of the Mayor of Koukamma.
Different performing groups included music, dance and drama from the entire Koukamma Municipal area. The event was well attended by the public, councillors, and officials of both Koukamma and DSRAC.