Media and press releases – News

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HCI Foundation partnership continues add value…

  • Mar 18, 2016

Funding support from individual, corporate and donor sponsors enables us to ensure the widest possible access to our collections, exhibitions and sites. Iziko Fundraising Coordinator, Ahmien van der Walt, spoke to Corinne Abel, Chief Executive Officer of the HCI Foundation, one of Iziko’s partners, about their ongoing corporate social investment initiatives at Iziko Museums of South Africa.


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Name the Green Turtle!

  • Mar 18, 2016

We’re trying to find a name for our female Green Turtle in the display case on Government Avenue. The new turtle name and winner will be announced on Wednesday, 4 May 2016. So rack your brain, and name the turtle!


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Jazzing up the Slave Lodge

  • Mar 18, 2016

Despite their history, our museum spaces are beautiful, and repurposing these spaces for modern use brings the past and present together in new and interesting ways, and keeps these important narratives alive. For any individuals who wish to add an element of historical impact to their event, the Slave Lodge Courtyard, Lecture Hall and Foyer can all be hired out for the purposes of private, public or corporate functions.


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Human Rights Day Fun

  • Mar 18, 2016

An exciting and fun-filled Cape Town Festival: One City, Many Cultures Human Rights Day Programme will be held in the amphitheatre in front of the Iziko South African Museum. Join us for this cultural spectacular, with well-known and talented community artists performing at this free concert– and why not pop into any of our museums while you’re here? Entry to Iziko museums is *free on Human Rights Day!


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Iziko Celebrates Human Rights

  • Mar 18, 2016

Human Rights Day, on 21 March is one of the commemorative days celebrated by Iziko Museums of South Africa, offering *free entry to all our museums on the day, and providing our visitors with an entertaining and educational programme of events.


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National Treasury Central Supplier Database Registration

  • Mar 17, 2016

The Minister of Finance announced in the 2015 Budget Speech, the establishment of a Central Supplier Database as a way of simplifying the process of doing business with government.


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Iziko Curator Investigates Climate Evolution off the Coast of southern Africa

  • Mar 15, 2016

Iziko Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology and Geology, Eugene Bergh recently joined 24 other scientists and students from Germany and South Africa for a research sampling cruise onboard the research vessel (RV) Meteor. The research vessel, from Hamburg, Germany, allows scientists the opportunity to sample various components of the ocean and seafloor for analyses across a range of disciplines and projects.


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Iziko Old Town House Closed Until Further Notice

  • Mar 14, 2016

Iziko Museums of South Africa in collaboration with the national Department of Public Works are currently implementing important maintenance at the Iziko Old Town House. This museum will be closed until further notice. 


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Museum Night 2016

  • Mar 4, 2016

Founded by Iziko Museums of South Africa and The Thursdays, Museum Night 2016 is set for 10 March this year. Explore the museums of central Cape Town in a new light, after dark. This after-hours cultural experience is free of charge and open to the public. Walk between museums in and around the city centre, and enjoy a supporting programme of music and performances until late.


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The Stoep on Strand Street…

  • Mar 3, 2016

Officially named in 1790, Strand Street was always the widest of the old streets, and became one of the most fashionable streets in Cape Town. It would remain a favourite residential area for prosperous burghers until the mid-19th century. Today, located on this prime Strand Street address, and oblivious to the skyscrapers surrounding it and the constant bustle of traffic, is the Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum.


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Studio: Celebrating the Lives and Work of South African Artists

  • Feb 23, 2016

Studio: Celebrating the Lives and Works of South African Artistsis on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). Hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa, in association with Sanlam Art Collections, this ground-breaking exhibition features the work of over 100 South African artists in an ambitious and multi-layered showcase of South African history through art.


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Beat the heat at Iziko Museums

  • Feb 23, 2016

Beat the heat and dive into our heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Find a cool place to explore art, history, people and more at any one of our 11 national museums in Cape Town.