The Cape Cultural Collective joins fellow South Africans in mourning the loss of the great freedom fighter and visionary Denis Goldberg.

At the same time, we celebrate a life well lived in service of the entire nation.

In the sixties, he and his comrades showed immense bravery and selflessness by taking on the might of the apartheid regime. They relentlessly advocated a democratic, non-racial and shared future.

We salute him for the immense sacrifices he made to secure freedom for us all.

We were privileged to have Denis Goldberg as a guest at the Rosa Choir concert at Novalis in August last year and were humbled by the fact that he expressed admiration for the work of the CCC.

We then had discussions with him about partnering with his House of Hope project. He connected us to members of his team and within a few weeks about 15 children from Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu joined the junior Rosa choir. The choir has grown in strength but was disrupted by the advent of the coronavirus. The choir is diverse and sings in three languages, in line with Denis’s vision of a united country.

We envisage further collaborations with the House of Hope in the future. As the Cape Cultural Collective we will keep alive the memory of Denis Goldberg by advancing the values he stood for.

Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones at this time.

Hamba Kahle Denis Goldberg.

The Cape Cultural Collective Team