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Message from Directors

03 June 2020

Dear IHOM Friends and Partners. 

The human family for the last couple of months has been facing an unprecedented challenge our physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being as we fight the COVID19 pandemic. It is challenging human existence in ways that we could not have imagined. 

We are inspired by the many ways in which our friends and partner organisations are supporting marginalized and vulnerable people. 

The IHOM is keen to make its small contribution towards the emotional wellbeing of our friends, partners, and communities whilst maintaining physical distancing and cementing social solidarity in our communities. 

To this end we have embarked on an online support programme. Whilst technology has been lauded for the positive role it is playing in keeping people connected. It is apparent, the majority of people living in our under-resourced and economically marginalized communities does not have access to technology. It is another manifestation of our unequal society. None the less we have created a process to provide the support that can contribute to individuals and communities. We deeply appreciate the commitment and service our trained facilitators and volunteers. 

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Gauteng office. We have appointed Tumo Ignacious Bopape as the Gauteng Programme Coordinator in a part-time capacity. We are pleased to have him as part of our team.  Tumo was a senior and head guide at the National Heritage Projects Company. He is an experienced facilitator and has experience in training and developing materials for educational programs for schools, youth groups, community groups and corporate groups. He has a strong background in community oral history research projects.

IHOM Gauteng office physical address is:

Regus Braamfontein (Centre 4322)
21st Floor
22 Smit Street
Braamfontein 2001
Office telephone number: 010 005 4534.

We are also continuing our work with military veterans. With the IHOM global structure we are implementing a global advocacy campaign to “Silence the Guns”. Please add your name to our global call to action. 

We would like to hear from our friends and partners. How is COVID 19 affecting you? There is little doubt that the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown with all its ramifications is creating a huge need for emotional, psychological and spiritual support. None of us will come through this period untouched.  

We support the sentiments of our President when he says; “I have faith in the strength and resilience of ordinary South Africans, who has proven time and time again- throughout our history – that they can rise to the challenge. We shall recover. We shall overcome. We shall prosper.” 

Take care of yourself, so you can take care of others.

Fatima and Alphonse

About Us

The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

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  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231