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Building the Donald Woods Centre

boxes dwThe Donald Wood Centre at Hobeni has been featured in an article in the Financial Times, London.

Headlined Donald Woods Centre built in memory of South African activist, the article by Lily Le Brun relates how the family of the famous anti-apartheid campaigner have established the headquarters of the Donald Woods Foundation to provide healthcare, education and business advice for local people in the Hobeni and wider area of the Mbashe district.

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A selection of scenes from the Donald Woods Centre are featured below. All photographs by Barbara Manning unless otherwise stated.


 

 

The Foundation's Project Administration office and HQ, Wendy Woods House

The Foundation’s Project Administration office and HQ, Wendy Woods House.

 

Accommodation blocks at the Donald Woods Centre are clustered around two cobbled squares.. A corner of the restored historic birthplace and childhood home of Donald Woods, is on the right.

Accommodation blocks at the Donald Woods Centre are clustered around two cobbled squares. A corner of the restored historic birthplace and childhood home of Donald Woods, is on the right.

 

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The after-hours recreation club, called Masumpa’s, the nick name of Donald Woods’ father, Jack Woods. It is the site of the old trading store.

 

The double volume foyer of Wendy Woods House. The Foundation's project office is to the right and numerous conferencing breakaway rooms, a large training room and the library and archive are upstairs.

The double volume foyer of Wendy Woods House. The Foundation’s project office is to the right and numerous conferencing breakaway rooms, a large training room and the Library and Archive are upstairs. Below is a view of the parking area with Accommodation Block A behind the vehicles. The maintenance and workshop area is on the far left.

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