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(Caption: Pravin Gordhan signing a South African flag at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's Heritage Day Banquet, Spetember 2016. Photo by Zinzile Mavuso) 


The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has called on all democratic-minded South Africans to demonstrate their moral support for Gordhan on November 2 at the Pretoria Regional Court, where he is expected to appear. 


(Caption: Advocate Thuli Mandonsela at the criminalizing racism event during Anti-racism week)


Outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, is set to deliver the keynote address on #WhatMustRise at the 7th Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Lecture on Saturday, October 15.


The event takes place at the Sci-Bono Auditorium in Johannesburg at 2.30pm.


Advocate Madonsela’s address is expected to focus on nation building and the ideals of a ‘just, equal, democratic and non-racial South Africa’, with political analyst and academic, Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, as a respondent to the lecture.



About The Foundation

Objectives of the Foundation


In pursuing its core objective of deepening non-racialism, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will:


  • Promote the values, rights and principles enshrined in the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of the Republic
    of South Africa;
  • Collect, record, promote and display, through historical artefacts and contemporary material, Kathrada's
    role in South Africa's liberation struggle and its relation to the role of other individuals, groups and
    movements both nationally and internationally;
  • Establish a research and documentation centre that will provide selective historical and contemporary
    documentation and archival material on liberation history in South Africa, and to make this available for
    academic and scholarly research;
  • Organise seminars, lectures, debates and discussions and undertake research on issues which promote a
    non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa;
  • Identify and support projects and programmes that will deepen non-racialism and create an equitable
  • Build and maintain a centre that will carry out all of the activities and programmes of the Foundation.