Local hip hop artist Emile YX

Emile YX is a local hero and has been awarded for all the hard work he’s done over the years on the Cape Flats.

Yesterday he was announced as the Lead SA Hero of the month in the Western Cape for his Heal the Hood Project.

Emile Jansen has since 1998 impacted thousands of young lives through his project, which is a volunteer organisation that provides dance and rapping gigs for Cape Flats laaities.

Sponsors Dischem donated R250 000 to support charities chosen by the regional and national winners, which Emile has now been given.