Denis Goldberg House of Hope
Denis Goldberg was one of the Rivonia Trialists who in 1964 were sentenced, alongside Nelson Mandela, to life imprisonment. The House of Hope Arts and Culture Centre is an initiative of the Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation Trust. It was established to fulfil Denis’s dream of creating a space where children can come together to learn, create and play through programmes coordinated by local organisations that teach local languages, music, painting, dancing, IT & computer skills, and other arts and crafts .
Hout Bay, Denis’s home for about two decades, is an area that has been characterised as a microcosm of South Africa on account of both its natural beauty and the social inequalities within its residents. The vision for the House of Hope is to be a place in which children from the different communities can learn, create and grow together, contributing to Denis’s vision of a truly non-racist South Africa. Construction of the Arts and Culture Centre on the Hout Bay museum site will provide space both to house Denis’s extensive art and book collection, and for the many organisations of Hout Bay to offer diverse programmes for local children.
For more information, please visit goldberghouseofhope.co.za or contact email@example.com.