Following the end of Apartheid, the South African Department of Education addressed the issue of drafting a new school curriculum with a strong human rights focus. As of 2007, the national History curricula for Grade 9 and 11 includes the study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. This greatly escalated the demand for the Cape Town Holocaust Centre’s education programmes and resources throughout the country.
In light of this exponential growth in its national role and function, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre’s Board of Trustees supported the establishment of a Holocaust Centre in Durban which opened in March 2008 and appointed a committee to establish a Holocaust Centre in Johannesburg which opened its temporary offices in 2008. Construction of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre was completed in 2016 and is now open for educational programmes and events.
Drawing on the Foundation’s considerable experience and utilising the educational materials and resources that have been carefully developed for the South African context, the Holocaust Centres provide programmes for adult groups, high school educators and learners in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and beyond.
The expanded organisation known as the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation, is served by a Board of Trustees which comprise trustees from the Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg regions.