Sophiatown – the Mix is an initiative of registered non-profit company the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre – a 15 year strong organisation dedicated to the legacy of Fr Huddleston for a society where everyone has dignity and discrimination is unknown.

theMix is a new cultural, heritage and enterprise space in historic Sophiatown.  In theMix logothis historic suburb you will find three national heritage sites and a rich programme of cultural activities from live jazz, literary events, walking heritage tours, art exhibitions and much more.

Sophiatown was historically famous particularly for its racially-mixed community, and from the early 1930s until its destruction under apartheid legislation in 1955, Sophiatown was a celebrated freehold and a hive of intellectual, artistic, religious and political activity.  It was the first area in South Africa to feel the force of apartheid’s Native Resettlement Act and Group Areas segregation. You can read more about it here.

Thanks to family and friends of the late Judge Bam who held a fundraising lunch on July 17th,to help fund the youth programs created to honor the legacy of Father Trevor Huddleston… 

Brigalia Bam welcomes everyone to the event in honour of Judge Bam and his own 'mentor' Fr Huddleston.

Brigalia Bam welcomes everyone to the event in honour of Judge Bam and his own ‘mentor’ Fr Huddleston.

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Celebrated Mandela day, serving tea and cakes for 67min to elderly people of a nearby old age home, known as the EEUFEES Old Aged Home.which 10 of the UJ Students volunteered on.The Mix On Mandela day 64

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We were delighted to host Leaders Quest in March 2016, with 50 of their South African partners represented for a day exploring ‘Compassion X ‘ – the gap between cleverness and wisdom, and how compassion can help us as leaders to close the gap.

We have worked with LQ for over 8 years now since their first South African Quest, and look forward to many more interactions around this theme of leadership with compassion.

For more info see : http://www.leadersquest.org/home

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Exhibition highlights historical work

The Dr Alfred Xuma art and book exhibition is a tribute to an icon who made history in South Africa.To read more click here or you can also view more about heritage by visiting our heritage page.


Walking Tours of Sophiatown can be booked Monday-Saturday on 011 673 1271 / 083 550 7130 or by email info@sophiatown.net. A tour leaves the Heritage Centre at 11h00 every Saturday. Click here for more information about our tours.


Our monthly Jazz encounters are not to be missed – only R110 in advance or R120 on the door for live and close up interaction with the music – just like the old days.  Find us on the last Friday in the month: details here, or on our Facebook page.

For our next Jazz Encounter is on 17 September 2016  – Rus Nerwich for more information click here:


The Trevor Huddleston Centre  together with CanBeeDone invite you to join us as we dedicate our 67 Minutes to serving tea for pensioners and elders in Sophiatown at  71 Toby Street

For more click here.


The spaces are available for private hire with the profits going to support the cultural work and youth training so you can feel great about spending money at this venue.

There are four main spaces ideal for book launches, product sampling, corporate hospitality with Sophiatown themed music, musicians or theatre performers; auditions, rehearsals and even weddings or ceremonies can be hosted, from 20 up to 140 people comfortably seated for dinner.

Click here to see images of the different space for hire

Sophiatown Past and Present

You can come along to any of our listed events and tell us how you are connected to this iconic area, which includes historic links to Fietas, Westbury, Coronationville, Martindale, Newlands and Newclare as well as Soweto, Lenasia and Fordsburg.   Historic Sophiatown features in countless books, poems, films, theatre and music. Today we invite everyone to be part of making history, right now here in Sof’town.