A key objective of the Trust is to support and strengthen the rural communities of Graaff-Reinet and the surrounding areas, with a focus on young people. The Trust has eight young interns, trained and mentored through participation in the Trust’s projects and programmes.
Between February and September the Sobukwe Trust is conducting a project to produce a large-scale woven tapestry (wall-hanging) for the Sobukwe Museum & Learning Centre. The tapestery will depict Sobukwe’s life and times and the history of the Graaff-Reinet area from the earliest geological formations to our post-liberation present. Oral histories reflecting lives of uMasizakhe residents and Robert Sobukwe, will be major elements in the design.
The design will be workshopeed with youth in Graaff-Reinet and produced by the Stephens Tapestry Studio in Johannesburg. Two young people from Graff-Reinet will be trained in the weaving craft during the production of the tapestry. This training will provide the foundation for a small weaving operation, to be set up at the Sobukwe Museum & Learning Centre in uMasizakhe, Graaff-Reinet.
If you have further questions about the ROBERT MANGALISO SOBUKWE TRUST or any of its projects and initiatives, or if you are conducting research on the life and times of ROBERT MANGALISO SOBUKWE, please get in touch with us via the supplied contact form or contact us directly through one of the channels listed below:
1893 Hillside, uMasizakhe, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
Eastern Cape, South Africa
P 049 891 1007