Welcome

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.


The Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre (THMC)

You can find out more about these programmes here.


SME also runs our venues, jointly known as Sophiatown theMix - 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 (other days by arrangement) at 11am.  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.


See our video clip and images below of our new building taken in Feb 2016 - to remember the start of the forced removals from Sophiatown  - February 9th 1955.  The building was funded by a generous R4m grant from the National Lotteries Commission, and individual donors from across the world.  The Department of Arts, Culture & Heritage also provided funding.

Celebrating 60 years since the publication of Naught for Your


November 2016, we mark 60 years of the publication of 'Naught for Your Comfort' at a special Memorial Lecture. More >>