13 Mar Restoring people to their true humanity – values Steve Biko lived and died for
2009: NLTDF grant R11 million The Steve Biko Foundation promotes the values that one of the greats of the anti-apartheid struggle, Steve Biko, lived and died for: restoring people to their true humanity.
The Foundation pursues this goal through projects in the diverse areas of art, culture and identity, community health, economic justice, sports development, and public lectures, seminars and publications.
With financial support from the NLDTF and other funders, the Foundation is developing its Steve Biko Centre in the Ginsberg Township of King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape. The Centre will be the cornerstone for the Steve Biko Heritage Trail – a living monument that uses memory to channel local energies towards addressing contemporary challenges.
The Trail will consist of a series of national heritage sites spanning from Port Elizabeth to King William’s Town, including the Biko Bridge in East London and Zanempilo Clinic which Biko co-founded in the mid-1970s. The Centre and the Trail would be of interest to tourists but will also foster socioeconomic development in the community.
Visit the Steve Biko Foundation website on www.sbf.org.za.