In November 2016, the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre hosted a unique event.   This event, hosted by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, one of the patrons, follows one held in June 2013 at St Martin in the Fields, in London’s Trafalgar Square,  to mark the Centenary of Bishop Huddleston’s  birth.   There, the South African High Commissioner at the time, Zola Skwiyeya,  was presented with the Isithwalandwe medal,  passed from the Community of the Resurrection – Fr Huddleston’s religious order – to the Fr Huddleston Memorial Centre, where his work continues among South African youth in particular.

The event was attended by honored guests such as Abdul Minty, Mrs Mbeki, Dr Jonas Gwangwa, Canon Norman Montjane, Dr Mbere, Mr MeletseBritish High Commissioner Judith MacGregor and many more, with energising performances by Dr Jonas Gwangwa, Vicki Piri and Bheki Khoza. We also had Canon Dr Norman Montjane who read from ‘Naught for your Comfort’ , the seminal book by Fr Huddleston about apartheid, to whom the book was dedicated in 1956.

One of the programmes of Sophiatown the Mix is the Sophiatown Academy of Music - here young music learners perform with their teacher, Bheki Khoza"

One of the programmes of Sophiatown the Mix is the Sophiatown Academy of Music – here young music learners perform with their teacher, Bheki Khoza”

Mrs Mbeki presents the medal to THMC board secretary Violet Mohotloane for permanent display in the TH memorial building at Sophiatown the Mix.

Mrs Mbeki presents the medal to THMC board secretary Violet Mohotloane for permanent display in the TH memorial building at Sophiatown the Mix.

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