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Cabaret at Cango - Struisvogel stories

 Our second innovation was to create fifty new job opportunities in five years. 

We decided to start a cabaret that told a story about the history of the ostrich and more specific about the ostrich feather industry in the Klein Karoo.

We left application forms around the valley church denominations for people who would like to take part in the cabaret. 

We had 150 applications and could only accommodate 15 of those. The director and choreographer had to do auditions. Each applicant had to do a little dance, tell a little story and sing a song. 

The cabaret was a huge success and managed to stay on the stage for eleven years. They received the award for the best contribution to music and cabaret theater at the National Art Festival in Oudtshoorn. 

The farm also benefited from this initiative as we were selected as the second best tourism attaction in the western cape by the Western Cape Tourism board - second after Robben Island.