Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is a South African based foundation the seeks to promote non-racialism and the principles within both the Freedom Charter and the South African Constitution. It is named after anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner, and politician Ahmed Kathrada. The foundation was founded by Ahmed Kathrada in 2008.[1][2]

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
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Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
FoundersAhmed Kathrada
TypeNonprofit organization
PurposeCivil Rights
Good governance
Area served
South Africa


The foundation has released a number of statements critical of South African politicians who have engaged in alleged acts of corruption and state capture and calling for action to be taken against them.[3][4] The foundation has also made statements and taken action against individual instances of racism in South Africa as part of its overall focus to prevent racism generally in society. This includes calling the South African Human Rights Commission to take action against people who make overtly racist remarks[5] in addition to setting up the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA).[6][7]

Memorials to remember anti-apartheid activist and trade unionist, Neil Aggett, have been organised by the Kathrada Foundation.[8]


  1. ^ "About Us – AHMED KATHRADA FOUNDATION". Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. ^ "Ahmed Kathrada – Nelson Mandela Foundation". www.nelsonmandela.org. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  3. ^ "Ahmed Kathrada Foundation calls for action against those implicated in State Capture". SABC News. 2020-02-14. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  4. ^ Nortier, Joyrene Kramer and Christi. "MAVERICK CITIZEN: Civil society calls for 'The Year of the Orange Overall'". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  5. ^ "SAHRC: Kathrada Foundation refers case to SAHRC". Human Rights Commission. 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Anti Racism Network South Africa". www.arnsa.org.za. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  7. ^ "Tackle racism with a rights-based approach". The Mail & Guardian. 2019-11-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  8. ^ Ho, Ufrieda. "AGGETT INQUEST: From tombstone to courtroom: remembering 'a big brother in the movement'". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 2020-02-14.