The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (SAHGF) was established in 2007 by the Board of Trustees of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre (established in 1999) in response to the incorporation of the study of the Holocaust into the National High School Curriculum.
The SAHGF provides the educational and philosophical direction for the three Holocaust Centres in South Africa and is dedicated to providing support for the national curriculum through the development of classroom support materials and the facilitation of national in-service teacher training, adult programmes and seminars.
Through its public programmes, the SAHGF raises awareness of Holocaust History and other genocides and uses the platform of the Holocaust to focus on human rights issues in contemporary society. Through its efforts, the SAHGF aims to help address the issues of racism, antisemitism, bigotry and marginalisation which still plague post-Apartheid South Africa, and to promote social activism.
The SAHGF is registered as an educational trust and has Section 18A status in terms of the Income Tax Act of 1962.