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The Grahamstown Foundation

About Us » The Charter

The Foundation's intention is expressed in the words around the fountain in the memorial foyer of the Monument.

To enrich the educational and cultural life of the people of South Africa

“That all might have life and have it more abundantly”

Commemoration


The Foundation commemorates the contribution of the English-speaking settlers to South Africa by

  • facilitating public debate and open discussion
  • promoting and sharing the English language and English heritage in South Africa
  • maintaining the 1820 Settlers' National Monument in perpetuity as a living monument devoted to the spiritual and material well-being of the people of South Africa

The English Language


The Foundation aims to

  • enrich the study of the language
  • promote its use as a vehicle of communication
  • improve the quality of English teaching

The Arts


The Foundation supports artistic endeavour by

  • providing facilities for performers
  • encouraging participation in the performing and visual Arts
  • promoting South African art, culture and literature

The Sciences


The Foundation promotes a culture of science in South Africa by

  • providing scientists with opportunities to make science accessible to all
  • showing that science, engineering and technology permeate business and everyday life
  • encouraging enquiry into the origins and different disciplines of science

Education


The Foundation works towards the expansion of opportunities in education

  • within formal and informal sectors
  • in the teaching environment

Conferences


The Foundation believes in free and open debate and discussion, and to this end

  • facilitates conferences and seminars on matters of national concern
  • provides venues where other organisations may strategise

News from the Foundation

  • 47TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GRAHAMSTOWN FOUNDATION TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2016 AT 12H00 IN THE NTSIKANA GALLERY OF THE 1820 SETTLE...
  • Scifest Africa 2017 Festival dates

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