Who We Are

The Kathrada Foundation Youth Activism Program is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the Anti-Apartheid stalwart and Freedom Fighter, Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada.

The program aims to develop the skills and learning capacity of youth in communities across South Africa through organising youth activist clubs at a grassroots level.

Members of these clubs will be taught and trained on how to be an effective community organiser/activist, and will be supported by the foundation through an education and training program.

Our Team

Youth Program Manager Irfaan Mangera

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine”

Media / Marketing and Design officer Nikita Pillay

“It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die”

Education Officer and Facilitator
Lesego Kobuwe

“My belief, is that acts of joyous service paired with acts of kindness towards yourself and others will heal the world”

Youth Coordinator Dawood Raphalalane

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”

Education Facilitator Tasneem Cajee

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”

Administrative Officer Sinenhlanhla Khoza

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”

Youth Coordinator Kabelo Kemp

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity”

“Anything that defines someone else as ‘the other’, has to go. Tolerance and understanding must flourish and grow”

Ahmed Kathrada


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General enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)11 854 0082
Fax: +27 (0)11 852 8786

Media enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)76 243 1185

Youth enquiries:


Signet Terrace Office Park,
Block B, Suite 2
19 Guinea-Fowl Street
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827
South Africa

P.O. Box 10621
Lenasia, Gauteng, 1820
South Africa


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

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


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