Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, Corner of Good & Herman Streets, Sophiatown, Johannesburg . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.  

Email:   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, Lord Attenborough, Rev Mpho Tutu

Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu



Sophiatown is marking 100 years of being a neighbourhood 2012-2013.  

You can come along to any of our listed events and tell us how you are connected to this iconic area, which includes historic links to Westbury Coronationville, Martindale and Newlands, and Newclare as well as Lenasia, Fordsburg - Sof’town people were scattered across the city and the world.


The Motswako (the ‘mix’) Hub will link youth in the historic western area neighbourhoods – all of which suffered from forced removals in the mid 1950s – to entrepreneurship opportunities including training and enterprise incubation.  It aims to reach 1000 young people with enterprise and employment opportunities by Freedom Day 2014.

The President, accompanied by Minister Paul Mashatile and ANC Chairperson Baleka Mbete, viewed these plans for the proposed Motswako Enterprise and Cultural Centre, on his visit to Sophiatown Heritage Centre, run by the Trevor Huddleston Centre .

Download the media statement here, or view the Motswako Enterprise Hub and Cultural Centre on the Motswako Project page

Kofifi Theatre Company 2013 production

SOPHIATOWN - The Play was performed to great acclaim by the Sophiatown based Kofifi Youth Theatre, who formed from the THMC Ambassador programme.


See our Sophiatown Life page for more information

Go to our Pledge page to get involved in funding our projects which have proven impact on youth and young people.

Did you know we also manage the Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre on behalf of the City of Joburg.

Click here to visit that site.

This beautiful historic 1930s house is also available for private hire for functions such as book launches,  film location, corporate receptions and promotions.  

Contact us on 011 673 1271


The Trevor Huddleston Centre’s aim is to act as a catalyst for solutions to societal challenges through supporting people to learn, take action, evaluate and achieve their goals for life, while linking to, and serving, the wider community.   

Our training priorities focus on business, enterprise and technology based programmes for the benefit of young people who want to make a difference, but who are not yet able to access skills training or other tertiary education.   

We combine this with a value system and proven framework for experiential learning, action and reflection including the arts and creative processes such as drama and oral history.  

Saturday 29th June saw the culmination of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr Trevor Huddleston CR - a special service at St Martin in the Fields, London. See news and media releases for more info.

We join the nation in our condolences to the Mandela family on the passing of former president Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Lawyer, Freedom Fighter, Statesman, and father of the free South Africa

8-9 February 2014   (1955 remembered)

Professor Mongane, Wally Serote opened the new photographic exhibition by Struan Robertson at the Heritage Centre on Saturday, marking 59 years since the Sophiatown removals began.  He warmly recalled his childhood years spent in the suburb, and commended the curator, Dudu Madonsela, and the Heritage Team at the Centre for their work in enabling us to remember and reflect on what was lost.  In that context Professor Serote reminded the crowd of people at the event how much was also to be gained by using our vote in the upcoming elections. <<Read more>>