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21st Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide
Over 200 people attended an event hosted by  the JHGC and the Rwandan High Commission in SA,  to mark the 21 st  anniversary of the 1994 genocide that targeted Tutsis in Rwanda.
The dignified and moving programme included messages  from H.E. Vincent Karega, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to South Africa and Dr. Jean Paul Byiringiro.  Théogène Niwenshuti sang a hauntingly beautiful song.
 Programme director, Tali Nates invited survivors and other Rwandans to light candles in memory of their loved ones. The documentary Intore, demonstrated the power of song, dance and the resilience of a new generation in building a hopeful future after the genocide.  

20th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide
The JHGC and the Ditsong Museum of Military History hosted an event to mark the 20 th anniversary of the 1994 genocide that targeted Tutsis in Rwanda.

 The audience was filled to capacity as people gathered to pay their respects.
The programme included Survivor testimony from Yvonne Dusabirane and Emmanuel Mwezi as well as messages from Hamish Paterson (Ditsong), Tali Nates and H.E. Vincent Karega, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to South Africa. The keynote address by Adv. Lawrence Mushwana, Chairperson, South African Human Rights Commission was followed by a screening of Defying Genocide- choices that saved lives.
19th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide
The JHGC in partnership with the Ditsong National Museum of Military History held an evening of reflection and remembrance to commemorate the 1994 genocide that targeted the Tutsi in Rwanda. Read more...

18th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide
11 April - 18 th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda, Freedom Park, Pretoria

The High Commission of Rwanda in South Africa, in co-operation with Freedom Park and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre is pleased to invite you to the 18th Commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda.
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17th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

The 17th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide was hosted by the High Commission of Rwanda at UNISA, in Pretoria.  JHGC director, Tali Nates delivered the keynote address.  

16th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

The 16th commemoration of the Rwanda genocide was marked by a ceremony hosted by the Rwandan High Commission, at UNISA.
Dr Charles Mironko, cultural anthropologist, was the keynote speaker at the commemoration.


15th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

On 7 April 2009, the Johannesburg Holocaust Centre together with the Rwandan Student Survivors of Genocide, South Africa (RSSG-SA) and the South African Union of Jewish students (SAUJS) participated in a 4- hour reading of testimonies of survivors of the Rwandan genocide at the Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg.

Initiated by SURF (Survivors Fund, UK), testimonies were read world-wide, to mark the 15th commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide.


The Rwandan Ambassador, Mr Eugene Munyakayanza, was amongst the participants reading testimonies together with Rwandan survivors, scholars, students, members of NGO’s and the general public.

Holocaust survivors, Cecelia Boruchowitz, Anna Almelach, Veronica Phillips and Don Krausz joined in the reading of testimonies.

The Rwandan ambassador with educators and history learners from St Stithian’s Girl’s College. The learners embark on an artistic form of commemoration by expressing their thoughts and feelings with chalk drawings on the Square.

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