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Amplifying Young People’s Voices

Commemorating Youth Day with Iziko Museums of South Africa

For media images and interview requests please contact: Zikhona Jafta at mediaofficer@iziko.org.za

Iziko Museums of South Africa will remember the youth of 1976 on Sunday, 16 June 2024, providing free entry to the Iziko South African Museum, Iziko South African National Gallery and the Iziko Slave Lodge. Iziko’s theme for youth month: Amplifying young peoples’ voices aims to provide safe and inclusive spaces for youth to share their experiences, challenges, and ideas, and to empower them to become change-makers in their communities. Programme activities will take place on Youth Day and through-out the month of June.

What’s happening on Youth Day:
The Thanda Choir will perform in the Whale Well, Iziko South African Museum at 11:30 and 13:30. The recently established youth choir, comprise of individuals between the ages of 13 and 21. This community-based project provide the teenagers from Makhaza, Khayelitsha with the opportunity to express their talents in many different aspects of art.

Members of Thanda Choir, Khayelitsha-based Youth Choir © Image Supplied.

The documentary, Salt River 1976, the untold story will be screened in the T H Barry Lecture Hall, Iziko South African Museum at 12:00 and 14:00.

The Western Cape had the second highest number of deaths recorded in 1976. Although this echoes what was taking place throughout South Africa, the contribution made by the activists of the Western Cape cannot be underplayed. The film created by Mr Anwar Omar, depicts events around the arrest of 10 students, 2 teachers and a parent from Salt River High School during the height of political unrest in 1976. Historically overlooked, untold and unremembered, the narratives of individuals based in the Western Cape are brought into the public domain.

The Iziko Slave Lodge will be open from 09:00 until 17:00 on Youth Day. This special opening will provide visitors the opportunity to view the exhibition Aluta Continua. It zooms in on the contribution of the people of the Western Cape – particularly the response from students, school children, and youth across the province after the killing and arrest school children in Soweto. The exhibition honours their resilience, steadfastness and courage and brings into memory previously marginalised local narratives, interrogating their role and highlighting their contributions during this tumultuous time.
See more https://bit.ly/Iziko_AlutaContinua

Installation View: Aluta Continua, Iziko Slave Lodge © Iziko Museums of South Africa /N. Pamplin

*Free entrance on Youth Day, Sunday, 16 June 2024 (only) also includes the Iziko South African National Gallery, and the Iziko South African Museum. *Excludes the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome, Groot Constantia, the Castle of Good Hope, as well as Iziko museums normally closed on Sundays.

Mounted replica of the fossilised skeleton of the juvenile Jobaria, Iziko South African Museum © Iziko Museums of South Africa /N. Pamplin

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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

Iziko Museums: Iziko South African Museum, South African National Gallery

and Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

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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.