CITY gangs could have their own place in the city's history if a group of graduate students have their way.
Three graduate students from the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development believe that a museum showcasing the history of gangs in Cape Town is a good idea - and the first of its kind in the country.
It will be modelled after Chicago's "Mob Museum".
A project manager, Siyabulela Daweti, said gangs were a vital part of South African history, especially in the Western Cape. "Our aim is to educate parents about what being in a gang involves and to show children the consequences," he said, adding: "We will showcase the lives of some of the most notorious gangsters of the Cape Flats. Documentaries about gang life will be shown as well as life skills programmes for schools."
Daweti said they worked closely with Correctional Services as ex-convicts and ex-gangsters will be used as motivational speakers. "There are only a few technical difficulties and more research we still need to do, but we are hoping to have the museum open in the city …