Welcome

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-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


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


Tour Bookings:

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: 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.




In November 2016, we marked 60 years of the publication of 'Naught for Your Comfort' at a special Memorial Lecture, given by former Ambassador Abdul Minty.  The event also saw the return of Fr Huddleston's original Isithwalandwe Medal awarded in 1955 at the Congress of the People, to Sophiatown.


Huddleston's seminal book about apartheid South Africa was a turning point in international moves against apartheid and led to Fr Huddleston giving evidence at the UN about the National Party's policies of racism.  He had already written the book when his service to South Africa was recognised in 1955, and this spurred on his life long fight against the regime, from all over the world where he worked after Sophiatown.


A summary biography can be downloaded here.


A pdf of Naught for Your Comfort can be accessed here

Celebrating 60 years since the publication of Naught for Your Comfort