Welcome

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-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

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.




We are an 18-year strong non-profit company which exists to provide opportunities for young people to reach their full potential, to promote a society free of racism and discrimination and to inspire people to build their dreams in peaceful ways.  


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.

The Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre (THMC)

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


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.


15 June 2018, the staff and friends of the Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre in Sophiatown  marked the anniversary of the birth of Father Huddleston, the anti-apartheid activist who called O R Tambo his “greatest friend”.  Here are some photos from the simple ceremony, where those who had known Fr Trevor as children came to pay their respects


Tour Bookings:

083 550 7130

Entrance to heritage house: R45


(Full Sophiatown walking tours R170 every Saturday 11am)

Sophiatown-based Youth Entrepreneurs celebrate Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards

Seven youth-owned businesses were rewarded at the 2018 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards held in Sophiatown. Over 100 guests cheered the category finalists and winners at the annual event featuring the Beeston Awards to recognise outstanding green entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Download a media release here

And click here for more info on our BizCre8 programme.

February 2018 Media Release


Sophiatown’s Removal Commemorations goes back to the future through music

February 9-19th 2018

Click here for more

In March we joined the nation and the world in remembering Bra Hugh Masekela, his legacy and influence:  read here about Bra Hugh receiving his first trumpet from Fr Huddleston;  and here, a later gift of a trumpet from the legendary Louis Armstrong.


Here we remember Bra Hugh’s impact on us at the Fr Huddleston Memorial Centre in Sophiatown (clip courtesy of Kliphard)

In South Africa, the THMC board established a BBBEE social enterprise company in July 2014 – Sophiatown Motswako Enterpises (SME) Pty Ltd - to deliver some specific programmes to support young entrepreneurs to create businesses, and support innovative community development.   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.

As this month we mark Youth Month we also remember the birth of Fr Huddleston on June 15 1913.

This year we are screening the film ‘’One Humanity” in which the role of Fr Huddleston, in 1986,led to the largest ever tribute concert to Nelson Mandela, is told alongside all those who made it happened

You can also visit a free exhibition about the life of Fr Trevor at the Sophiatown National Heritage House click here for details and  opening hours