The Ichikowitz Family Foundation funds and manages the AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVES which documents the untold stories of key events that shaped Africa’s modern history and stimulating debate around major current political issues. The archives gives unprecedented access to the history makers who were at the heart of these important events.
This aims of this initiative is about interpreting the evolution of human values, promoting tolerance and celebrating diversity, understanding our common heritage, respecting key standards that underpin successful societies, learning from the mistakes of the past, and making these learnings widely available.
The first project charts the remarkable stories of key decision makers from across the globe who were actively involved in the dramatic political developments taking place in Southern Africa at the end of the 20th century.
Many of the key players involved in delivering South Africa from apartheid were interviewed on video, their thoughts and observations captured for posterity; from Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk to Henry Kissinger and Chester Crocker.