Our vision is a South Africa where everyone truly belongs: where opportunity, prosperity and resources are used to create a society where none live in poverty; where children and young people are active citizens of the world, cherishing our democracy, our Constitution and our freedoms
Our programmes integrate leadership and value-
We also preserve and share the history of this area, and the histories of the multi-
Our values are inspired by the life-
Our venues, known as Sophiatown the Mix -
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271 Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976
Registered section 21 not-
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.
The Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre (THMC)
Download a media release here
And click here for more info on our BizCre8 programme.
We are an 18-
We do this in Sophiatown itself, and through partnerships established across the world: these include the ASHA Centre, UK; St Martin in the Fields; Gloucester Theatre Company; Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) and with individuals and groups from the USA to Uganda.
In South Africa, the THMC board established a BBBEE social enterprise company in July 2014 – Sophiatown Motswako Enterpises (SME) Pty Ltd -
We also host arts, culture and heritage for all, based on our firm belief that culture is integral to the society we build in the future. You can find out more about these programmes here
Our approach catalyses young people's own dreams and strengths in whichever direction they are drawn, whether this is the arts, business, technology, science or some newly emerging category!
Over 18 years we have directly impacted on more than 10,000 young lives through work, training, cultural exchanges, mentoring, bursaries and artistic endeavours, to increase access to the economy through jobs, enterprise and culture. In 2014 we developed our Green Skills Programme supporting youth into employment in the green economy and cultural industry sectors, as well as the BizCre8 programme for youth owned or youth run organisations. Read more about these here
Our impact for the last 12 months:
We are all about people: connecting and working together to make a better South Africa. Click here read a story about Fr Huddleston’s commitment to the development of young people that inspires us
The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards for 2019 will be held on March 14th in Sophiatown
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!
Commemorating O R Tambo and his friendship
with Fr Huddleston at the Trevor Huddleston Memorial building
Heritage Team Leader, Tshepo Letsoalo introduces the Biko commemorative exhibition introduces the Biko commemorative exhibition
Riah Maseko a BizCre8 entrepreneur, with President Ramaphosa March 2018
Preparing for a performance of Todd Matskiza's 'Uxolo' with the choir of St Martin in the Fields London