About the Trust

The Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust was founded in March 2008 to celebrate and profile the legacy of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founding President of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and liberation struggle icon.

The Trust aims to advance the thoughts and ideals of Robert Sobukwe and ensure that his voice is raised within African and international discourse.

Sobukwe Trust projects have included the construction and set up of the Robert Sobukwe Museum & Learning Centre, workshops exploring local history & heritage within a human rights context, a traveling exhibition project, a community-based oral history project, a community drama project that stimulated dialogue on socio-economic rights, the development of a youth tourism cooperative linked to the museum and most recently the Craft-Tech Club.

The Sobukwe Trust acknowledges the support of the National Lotteries Commission, The Eastern Cape Province Arts and Culture Council, the Department of Arts and Culture, the National Heritage Council, the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, the Foundation for Human Rights and the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works. The Beyers Naude Municipality has provided ongoing support.

Founding Trustee Dinilesizwe Sobukwe passed away in June 2019, Veronica Zodwa Sobukwe passed away in 2018 and Rev. Nancy Charton passed away in late 2015. Their contribution to the establishment and development of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust is acknowledged.

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Governance

The Sobukwe Trust is a registered public benefit trust and a non-profit organisation
Trust Registration No: IT 4107/2007
NPO Number: 066-912-NPO

The Board of Trustees:
• Luvoyo Dondolo
• Akyere Sobukwe-Whyte
• Miliswa Sobukwe-Whyte

Staffing

The Sobukwe Trust is run by a small staff complement.

Financial
Management

Local auditors Gerber, Botha and Gowar are responsible for the Sobukwe Trust’s financial management.
Copies of the current Audited Financial Statements are available on request – robertsobukwetrust@gmail.com

 

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Account Holder:
The Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust

Bank: First National Bank

Branch: Graaff-Reinet 210216

Account Number:
62366775694

Account Type: Business Current Account