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-
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: email@example.com 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.
2015: November, Sophiatown:
Fr Huddleston’s 1955 Isithwalandwe Medal comes home to South Africa
Mrs Mbeki joined THMC founding Patron, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba to receive the original Isithwalandwe medal, which travelled from the UK based Community of the Resurrection (CR) – Fr Huddleston’s religious order – to the Fr Huddleston Memorial Centre, in Sophiatown. Here work continues to enable young South African’s to develop their full potential, following in the footsteps of hundreds of youngsters who were schooled and supported by Fr Trevor and his colleagues and brothers working across Soweto and the historic western area neighbourhoods close to historic Sophiatown.
Fr Trevor Huddleston
The first 1955 medals were awarded to two others, besides Huddleston -
A list of all the distinguished recipients can be found here: http://www.sahistory.org.za/archive/isitwalandwe-
It reminds us of the difficult path taken by Fr Huddleston, and many hundreds of other people, standing up for racial and social justice in South Africa, and the journey we still need to continue in our own times, to protect and cherish our freedoms.
The medal, one of the very first medals to be awarded to activists at the historic Kliptown Congress of the People in 1955, now sits next to the post-
Former residents of Sophiatown in the A B Xuma house, with founder Archbishop Thabo.