The dream of Father Huddleston was to see young people develop to their full potential - whether in music, mathematics, medicine or business.

Our programmes encompass leadership, inspiration and value-based approaches aligned to those of Fr Huddleston and those who worked for social justice and a non-racial society.

We also preserve and share the history of this area, and 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, focus on service, 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.

Is a 16 year strong non-profit company which provides opportunities for young people to reach their full potential, promotes a society free of racism and discrimination and inspires 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.

In South Africa the THMC board established a BBBEE social enterprise company in July 2014 – Sophiatown Motswako Enterpises (SME) Pty Ltd - to deliver programmes to support young entrepreneurs to create businesses, and support innovative community development as well as arts, culture and heritage for all. You can find out more about these programmes here.

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 will mark the anniversary of the birth of Father Huddleston, the anti-apartheid activist who called O R Tambo his “greatest friend”.


Tributes are continuing to pour in from across the world for the man described as the “father of South African jazz”. Read more here

January 27th is the anniversary of the passing of Dr A B Xuma in 1962

At the original Sophiatown home of this outstanding community

leader, statesman and doctor, you can visit his surgery room and

hear about his life and his journey to be one of the first South African

doctors to qualify overseas as well as an ANC president in the 1940s

Bookings:  083 550 7130  entrance to heritage house: R45

(Full Sophiatow walking tours R170 every Saturday 11am)

September 2017 -  we hosted an exclusive showcase of youth-owned green SMME’s and creative enterprises in  the award winning BizCre8 INCUBATOR PROGRAMME at the  TREVOR HUDDLESTON CR MEMORIAL CENTRE

February 2018 Media Release

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

February 9-19th 2018

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