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Aluta Continua!

At the Iziko Slave Lodge

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Zikhona Jafta 021 481 3838 or email

The Iziko Slave Lodge is pleased to present Aluta Continua – an exhibition, curated by Lynn Abrahams, documenting the story of the 1976 student uprisings and the events that followed the Soweto protests, right through until 1994 and post the democratic elections.

The contribution of the people of the Western Cape in South Africa’s liberation and resistance narratives has been largely overlooked; and with Aluta Continua, Iziko Museums of South Africa seeks to zoom in on the narratives of individuals based in the Western Cape during this tumultuous time – highlighting and interrogating their role in the downfall of apartheid. 

For black youth in South Africa in the 1970s, discontent centred around the Bantu Education Act of 1953. Inspired by Steve Biko and SASO, students began to protest – leading to large-scale student uprisings of Soweto and the Western Cape in June 1976. The apartheid regime’s reaction to the protesting school children was so violent that it garnered immense international attention, which was to be a crucial factor in the eventual collapse of apartheid.

In celebration and commemoration of the events of 1976, Aluta Continua profiles a selection of stories from students living in the Western Cape during these uprisings, and seeks to map their individual and collective contribution to the fall of apartheid and the subsequent dream of a free and fair South Africa for all.



About Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko Museums of South Africa is one of the premier cultural institutions in South Africa. It operates 11 national museums in Cape Town. The museums hold social and natural history and art collections. The organisation commemorates and celebrate South African heritage by generation new cultural legacies that has moved beyond the shackles of the past. Visit our webpage, join our online community on Facebook (, Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.


Written by                          : Mbali Mqeteba, Public Relations intern

Issued by                             : Ellen Agnew, Communications Coordinator

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Dear Visitors,

Please be advised that Iziko Museums’ Winter Operating Hours have been adjusted for weekends.

Winter Weekend Hours:

Saturdays: 08h30 – 16h00

Iziko Museums: Slave Lodge, South African Museum and South African National Gallery,

Bo-Kaap Museum and Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Sundays: 08h30 – 16h00

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Iziko Management

Dear Visitor 


Iziko Museums’ Winter Operating Hours Update. 


Please be advised that the weekend(SAT and SUN) operating hours have been adjusted. 

The museums will open operate from 08h30 to 16h00 on weekends during winter.


Saturdays from 08h30 to 16h00

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, Iziko South African National Gallery, 

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum and Iziko Slave Lodge. 


Sundays from 08h30 to 16h00

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium and Iziko South African National Gallery. 


By order 

Iziko Management.