Our vision is a Sophiatown and surrounding communities where all people truly belong: where there is healing, opportunity and prosperity; so that resources are used to create a society where none live in poverty.

Our programmes integrate leadership and value-based approaches which enhance social justice and a non-racial society.  Our business enterprise work is based on a people-planet-profit dynamic.

We also preserve and share the history of this area, and the histories of the multi-cultural communities who inspired Fr Huddleston throughout his life.

Our values are inspired by the life-long service of Fr Huddleston to the recognition of every person’s intrinsic and equal value:  we aim to operate with integrity, a focus on service, we value innovation and respect diversity

Our venues, known as Sophiatown the Mix -  are a state of the art ‘green’ building and an original 1930s Sophiatown home that has a rich history.  You can discover more by joining a walking tour every Saturday at 11am (other days by arrangement) .  Click here to find out more. or call to book

Tour Bookings:

083 550 7130

Entrance to heritage

house: R60 per person (groups 6+ R45 pp)

Full Sophiatown walking tours R180 every Saturday 11am

All profits are routed to support our work with young people and creative community development that is sustainable: where the impact on people, planet and profit is carefully judged and resources shared.

Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, 71 Toby Street, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, 2092 . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.  

Email: thmcentre@mweb.co.za   Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271   Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976

Registered section 21 not-for-profit association no 2000/006377/08

The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393

             Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Rev Mpho Tutu

Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu, Esme Matshikiza, Sally Motlana.

Board Members

Rev Sam Masemola (chair), Lebogang Motlana,
Rev Basil Manning,
Trevor Fowler,
Bon Chandiyamba.
Sec: Violet Mohotloane

Sophiatown-based Youth Entrepreneurs celebrated Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards March 2019

We were delighted to celebrate the BizCre8 2019 Awards for Excellence In Entrepreneurship and here are the winning entrepreneurs with our judges and sponsor, Clive Beeston, a UK based businessman.

Veg on the Go - Riah Maseko - Best female entrepreneur 2019 . Runner up - Margaret Chandia - Tru Beauty

1stOneAdventures - Jack Mthembu - Winner, Job Creation 2019.  Runner up - Riah Maseko - Veg on the Go

Neo Grow - Pitso Manyike - Winner, Innovation 2019

1stOneAdventures - Jack Mthembu - Winner Most Market Traction 2019

Our keynote speaker was Dr Michael Magonda.  

Thanks to our Programme Director Sabelo Mashwama of Esibayeni Group, and Trevor Fowler THMC board member for book-ending the event with humour and gravitas.  And click here for more info on our BizCre8 programme.

Jack Mthembu took two awards this year - in the Job Creation category (presented by Elmond Khoza, a former winner);and Most Market Traction (left) presented by Mr and Mrs Clive Beeson, sponsors of the awards.

Fr Trevor, concerned that a 14 year old Hugh Masekela was not fulfilling his potential at St Peter’s School, gave Hugh money to buy a second hand trumpet.

He was promptly inundated with requests, including from a teenage Jonas Gwangwa, for other instruments.  From this gift came the Huddleston Jazz Band and lifelong musical careers. Read here how even Louis Armstrong got involved!

Clive Beeston  Awards Sponsor






The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre is commemorating the life and times of the late Dr A. B Xuma as we are marking 58 years since his passing.

We are inspired by his leadership as a President of the African National Congress between 1940-1949, a leading medical doctor and the role he took to help Wilberforce institution.

It was a privilege and honour to have the Executive Mayor of Joburg and ANC Regional Chair honourable Geoff Makhubo together with the ANC Zone 6 Greater Sophiatown joining us for this special event.

The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre invites members of the community to be part of a commemorative exhibition of the community of Sophiatown .

Kom sien n' luister dit is mngca in Kofifi

Julle is al welkom !