The Number 43 Trelawney Park kwaMagogo Legacy Project is a product of a very successful publication of the same title, in 2007. The Legacy Project primarily gives ownership to the total liberation of the continent, affords a platform to recognise and provide knowledge on the contribution of the peoples of the Southern African region and the world.
Number 43 Trelawney Park is a house situated in Swaziland that has strong links to South Africa’s struggle history for freedom. The house is rich in history and heritage both in a political sense as well as a portrait of a South African family in a postcolonial Swaziland. The Number 43 Trelawney Park Legacy Project was initiated and run by the Number 43 Trelawney Park kwaMagogo Foundation.
At the heart of this Momentous Celebration is the inherent obligation to recognise those who led the way, took up the spear and blazed the path to today’s South Africa – Amahlahlandlela. This is a Zulu word, meaning pioneers. There is no doubt that this celebration reaches and touches everyone both in the region and beyond. We have no doubt that you would want to be a part of it.
This pioneering spirit, drove people, including the architects of Number 43, 50 years ago – namely, uButhongo and uMakgomo Masilela, when they left South Africa protesting against Bantu Education and settled at Number 43. As history would have it, their relocation from South Africa would provide an important and strategic outpost for the liberation movement against the sinister apartheid regime.
In this regard, the Number 43 Trelawney Park Foundation seeks the assistance and support of people’s of the world, towards the annual hosting of this historical event. The event offers invaluable exposure and networking opportunities for all participants. Over the years it has been running, it developed untold amount of networking, both in social and commercial sense.
It is now traditionally hosted over a period of two days, attracting over 2,000 participants from across the globe. Over the two days there are five activities, namely: Golf, 10km Legacy Walk and Run, Magogoism a charity activity where we feed the community and give food parcels and blankets to 43 destitute families, Legacy Public Lecture. The latter event attracts much sort out speakers from both sides of the border, in a very Royal setting, enjoying a backdrop of the magnificent Mdzimba Mountains. Previous speakers include President Jacob Zuma of South Africa (2007), Former Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Themba Masuku (2009), Maria Ramos (2010), Cheryl Carolus (2011), Monhla Hlahla (2012), Graca Machel (2013), Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, Sydney Mufamadi, amongst others.