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(Caption: A file photo of the Ahmed Kathada Foundation youth saying no to racism during a T20 match earlier this year)


The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation expresses its condolences to the family and friends of slain community activist, Shabir Manjoo.


Manjoo was killed in a shootout, following what was reported to have been an attempted robbery.


Having had one of the largest funerals in Lenasia, Manjoo was noted for his dedication to serving the community. “Shabir Majoo has been hailed a servant of the community in both life and in death. He gave his life for this community in the fight against crime,” said Neeshan Balton, Director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.


(Caption: A sketch-like image of Ashley Kriel, taken from a poster. Source: EWN.) 

In this piece, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation communications intern, Kabelo Kemp, reviews a documentary on young freedom fighter, Ashley Kriel, sharing his own views on the importance of a more complete history.



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.