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The Steve Biko Centre

Located in the Ginsberg Township of King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, the Centre focuses on translating global

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01 September – 30 September

2017 Steve Biko Month Events Calendar

Inspiration Beyond A Lifetime

September 12th, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of Bantu Stephen Biko in police detention. Steve Biko, who was born on December 18th, 1946, would have been in his 70th year.


To commemorate the milestone, the Steve Biko Foundation has curated a series of events under the banner “Steve Biko 40 Years On: Inspiration Beyond A Lifetime”, in order to celebrate the life and legacy of the inspirational leader who died at the early age of thirty.


The 40th anniversary commemorative programme consists of a series of resuscitative comparative engagements that will mobilise South Africans and the global community to reflect on the advancement of human rights for all the peoples of the globe through Biko’s lens.


Some of these activities include youth dialogues, the 18th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, social history engagements, exhibitions and performances, publications, a colloquium and sports activities.


For more information about the “Steve Biko 40 Years On: Inspiration Beyond a Lifetime” programme please contact the Steve Biko Foundation’s Senior Programmes Manager, Ms. Bokang Pooe, via email: bpooe@sbf.org.za or call 043 605 6757.


Please see the full calendar here:

2017 Steve Biko Month Events Calendar

29 September 2017 


Umngqungqo Wabantu

The Steve Biko Foundation presents an evening with Andile Yehana live at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg, King William’s Town.


Yehana’s love for music was triggered at an early age. He grew up in a household where music was really loved. His father, Felix Thamsanqa Yenana, had a huge collection of music, ranging from jazz to Motown, and other forms of urban black music and this had a huge influence in Andile’s life.


He joined Zim Ngqawana’s quartet and worked with Zim Ngqawana on all 5 of his albums, including San Song recorded with Bjorn Ole Solburg and his Norwegian San Ensemble. He has also worked on the pan-African music project Mahube with saxophonist Steve Dyer and others.


He has also worked as arranger for Sibongile Khumalo, Gloria Bosman and Suthukazi Arosi. In 2005 he was selected as the 2005 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz. Andile Yenana is a South African pianist who made an indelible mark switching from teaching to studying jazz and produced and working with many South African as well as international artists, He is also a sought after pianist.


Date: Friday, 29 September 2017

Time: 18:00

Venue: The Steve Biko Centre, One Zotshie Street

Ginsberg, King William’s Town

RSVP: rsvp@sbf.org.za or call 043 605 6700/36


For more information about the Jazz session please contact Xolani Kapakati, via email: xkapakati@sbf.org.za or call 043 605 6700/36.

05 October 2017 

FrankTalk Dialogue

40 Years Since Biko: Overcoming The

Challenges In Township Communities

The Steve Biko Foundation, the City of Tshwane & Azali Nuru invite you to a FrankTalk dialogue, “40 Years Since Biko: Overcoming The Challenges In Township Communities” to be held at the Saulsville Library in Atteridgeville, Tshwane.


‘Towships’ are the underdeveloped, urban living areas that were established for Black South Africans. The upcoming dialogue will look into what still needs to be done to address the critical challenges faced by township communities.


Details of the upcoming FrankTalk dialogue are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 05th October 2017

Venue: Saulsville Library, Atteridgeville (Tshwane)

Time: 17:00 for 17:30

RSVP: rsvp@sbf.org.za


For more information please contact Lehlogonolo Shaokane on 011 403 0310 or via email: lshakoane@sbf.org.za

2017 Steve Biko Month Events Calendar
Andile Yenana Quintet
Overcoming Township Challenges - Atteridgeville

Panellists Include:

Ms. Busi Selesho, Entrepreneur & Financial Wellness Coach, Isipho Sempilo HSE Solutions; Mr. Veli Mbele, Essayist & Black Consciousness Activist, Black Power Front; Mr. Motshwane Nchaupe, Strategist & Entrepreneur, Grenoble Ecole de Management & Dr. Thembinkosi Thwalo, Senior Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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