Media and press releases – News


#IzikoStaffatWork—Meeting the experts behind-the-scenes

  • Feb 5, 2016

Meet Baheya Hardy – Librarian at the Social History Library, found in the Social History Centre on Church Square in the CBD.


#IzikoStaffatWork—Meeting the experts behind-the-scenes

  • Jan 27, 2016

Meet Dr Thalassa Matthews – Post-doctoral Researcher, Cenozoic Collections, Natural History Department.


The Price of Gold - An Exhibition of Photographs by Thom Pierce

  • Jan 25, 2016

A photographic exhibition entitled, The Price of Gold is on display at the Iziko Slave Lodge. Curated by Cape-Town photographer Thom Pierce, the exhibition raises awareness of a group of gravely ill miners and their families who have applied for a class-action lawsuit against the South African gold-mining industry for exposure to toxic silica dust in the mines. This relevant exhibition highlights the plight of South African miners as a human rights issue in an industry encumbered poor safety conditions, labour unrest and economic uncertainty. 


#IzikoStaffatWork – Meeting the experts behind-the-scenes

  • Jan 21, 2016

Meet Eugene Bergh - Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology and Geology, Natural History Department.


Iziko Commemorates the Abolition of Slavery in South Africa

  • Nov 27, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa is commemorating the abolition of slavery in South Africa, known as Emancipation Day, and World Aids Day on 1 December, with *free entrance to its museums. Cape Town has a dark and difficult history, as one of the largest slave-holding areas of South Africa, and the Iziko Slave Lodge was a central component of the slave trade in the Cape.Emancipation Day commemorates the 181st anniversary of the abolition of slavery in South Africa.


Exploring life ‘Between Darkness and Light’

  • Nov 14, 2015

Between Darkness and Light, the mid-career retrospective of South African photographer, Jodi Bieber, concludes on 19 November 2015. Currently on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery, the exhibition showcases a selection of work completed from 1993 to 2011, and explores South Africa following the advent of democracy in 1994.


History will break your Heart

  • Nov 10, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an exhibition for the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Visual Art from 19 November 2015 until 20 January 2016. Entitled History will Break your Heart, the exhibition, displayed at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG), showcases works by Kemang Wa Lehulere, Ernest Mancoba and Gladys Mgudlandlu, as well as works made in collaboration with the artist’s aunt, Sophia Lehulere.


RIP Sarah Carneson

  • Nov 3, 2015

We wish to extend our condolences to the Carneson family following the passing of anti-apartheid activist, Sarah Carneson on Friday, 30 October.


Oceans of Life Photographic Exhibition

  • Oct 8, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa and BirdLife South Africa will host the photographic exhibition, Oceans of Life at the Iziko South African Museum.  The winner of the Oceans of Life photographic competition will be announced at the opening event on 12 October, which coincides with South Africa’s National Marine Week.


Moses Tladi Unearthed

  • Sep 15, 2015

The first major South African exhibition of the work of artist, Moses Tladi, will open at the Iziko South African National Gallery on Heritage Day, 24 September 2015. The exhibition entitledMoses Tladi Unearthed, provides the visitor with an exceptional opportunity to view his work. Cited as the first black artist to have exhibited formally in South Africa, Moses Tladi (1903-1959) developed a reputation as a realist landscape painter.


Celebrate, Debate, Elevate Your Heritage at Iziko

  • Sep 14, 2015

Connect with family and friends for a fun-filled week of free entertainment and education at Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). We are inviting all communities to celebrate our living legacy during Heritage Week, from 21—27 September 2015*. Elevate your heritage at the in_herit festival  a multifaceted programme of guided tours, film screenings, interactive activities, displays and much more. (*Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope free on 24 September only).