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Denis Goldberg Holiday Programme

The book is written and illustrated by children who participated in our January 2020 holiday programme. Click this link to download “Something About Me”

Holiday Programmes

3-4 days of creativity and fun in each school holiday

Hip Hop Classes

Every Saturday morning with Jazzart 

Book Sharing

For parents of pre-school kids, in partnership with Mikuhulu Trust


Basic Computer Classes

3-day certificated Digital Citizen Plus with ICDL Africa
and support from SHAWCO

With laptops donated by ComputerAid

Circus Skills

Circus Skills

Bi-weekly session with Siyabonga (“Bob”) Swelindawo

Group Music-Making

Group Music-Making

Weekly sessions with Mulalo Mphaphuli on djembe drums, recorders, guitars, xylofuns and more….

Readers Today Leaders Tomorrow

Reader Today Leaders Tomorrow

Weekly reading sessions with learners from Silikamva and Hout Bay High, facilitated by SHAWCO using FunDza reading material.

Monthly Movie

Monthly Movie

Screening of diverse movies for older children and youth

Junior Rosa Choir

Hout Bay, Manenberg, Kalksteenfontein, and Langa children sing together through the Cape Cultural Collective

Workshops For Teachers of Art:

February 2020 for staff of local schools and NGOs, with Imbali’s Ruth Sack

Training of Xylofun facilitators:

February 2022 with Pedro Espi-Sanchis



Cape Town City Ballet, Zip Zap Circus, World of Birds, Zeitz MOCAA, Norval, Kirstenbosch…


For the three months during 2020 when South Africa’s strict COVID-19 lockdown prevented us organising the usual activities for children, we maintained contact with children who had attended our activities through distribution of weekly art packs.

In December 2020, when we had to cancel our planned holiday programme due to the second COVID wave, we assembled and distributed packs to the 24 children who had put their names down to attend. The packs contained the materials and instructions for some of the art, music and dance activities that were part of the cancelled programme.

Cellphone photography, dance & singing performances, competitions, movies…

Mask Kit

Access our YouTube Channel

Including the video of Denis Goldberg’s online memorial and a video of the official opening of the Denis Goldberg House of Hope in April 2022