About Us

Bo-Kaap Museum, Wale Street Cape Town

Our name

‘Iziko’ is an isiXhosa word, meaning "a hearth". Since the hearth of a typical African homestead usually occupies the central space, Iziko symbolises both a hub of cultural activity, and a central place for gathering together South Africa’s diverse heritage.

Our mission

To manage and promote Iziko’s unique combination of South Africa’s heritage collections, sites and services for the benefit of present and future generations.

Om Suid- Afrika se unieke kombinasie van kultuurskatte, standplase en dienste tot die voordeel van huidige en toekomstige geslagte to bestuur en te bevorder.

Umsebenzi ophambili kukulawula nokuphakamisa uvimba welifa loMzantsi Afrika, iziza neenkonzo ukulungiselela isizukulwana esikhoyo nesizayo kwindibanisela eyodwaye-Iziko Museums of Cape Town.