MA Crypt

The Crypt

Who we are

The Crypt Memory and Witness Centre seeks to be an inspiring space for reflection, dialogue, hope and healing, with a social justice forum where humanity in its fullness is celebrated.

Since April 2010, the Centre operates as a Section 21 not for profit Company with members and directors.

A copy of the Crypt's Annual Report is available by clicking here.

What we do

The Centre connects the Cathedral's rich history through research, exhibitions, conversations, education, publications, resource materials and memorabilia exploring three themes:

  • The Cathedral's relation to the City and her people;
  • Witness and Protest; and
  • The relationship between church and state.

The Glimpsing Hope March for Peace photographic exhibition captures the excitement, hope and heartbeat of Cape Town as well as several marches around South Africa during September/ October 1989. The exhibition covers the 1980s resistance against apartheid.

The exhibition is suitable for Grade 11 and 12 learners, tertiary students, foreign and local tourists and local community and religious groups. The exhibition can be experienced as a guided and self-guided option.

Purchase unique historical resources material including: Peace March DVD (uncut), 1989 Glimpsing Hope Marching for Peace: Theological Reflection; 1989 Peace March Exhibition Brochure, selected works on the TRC and all the publications by or on Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Please click here for information about some books for sale.


 An African Tale of the Mother City

A celebration of the courage and vigour of women and men who during the late 1970s and the 1980s asserted the right of African families to live and work in Cape Town.


An African Tale of the Mother City exhibition is open in the Cathedral Link during Weekdays from 8am to 4pm and Weekends from 8am to 12h30.


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