THE CAPE TOWN HERITAGE TRUST RECEIVES A THIRD AWARD FOR CONSERVATION OF THE CITY'S HERITAGE

(THE MOLTENO MEDAL FOR
AWARD OF DISTINCTION AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT)

A presentation was held at the historic house, Rust en Vreugd, in the central city on the evening of Friday, 14 November 2003 to celebrate the awarding of a number of medals acknowledging lifetime achievements and distinction in the field of the environment, culture and the arts by the Cape Tercentenary Foundation


Current Director, Laura Robinson
and First Director, Graeme Binckes.
Holding the silver medal

The Cape 300 Foundation was funded in 1950 by the late Edward and Harry Molteno of Elgin Apple Farms. Its mission is to preserve, promote and encourage literature, the visual and performing arts and the natural and cultural environment in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces.

The Foundation provides funding to individuals and organisations to initiate or complete artistic, cultural, educational, environmental and conservation projects which will be of ultimate benefit to each or all of the Cape Provinces.

The Cape 300 Foundation also offers annual post-graduate Scholarships (for study in our fields of activity) in memory of the late Dudley D'Ewes, a founder member of the Cape 300 Foundation.

The Molteno Medal was instituted in 2000, to celebrate the Cape 300 Foundation's half century and to recognise meritorious services or lifetime services and achievements in literature, the visual and performing arts and the natural and cultural environment.

The Cape Town Heritage Trust was awarded a Molteno Medal (silver) for its ongoing achievements in the preservation of the environment, in particular the West City area of Cape Town.


At the Presentation from left to right ;
Steve Townsend, City of Cape Town, who nominated the Trust,
and members of the Trust ;
David van den Heever, Trustee and Vice-Chairperson,
Laura Robinson, Current Director,
Graeme Binckes, First Director,
Cllr Owen Kinahan, Trustee and Chairperson,
John Rennie, Trustee.

This will be the third such prestigious award that the Trust has received over the years, the others being the Cape Times Centenary Award in 1998 and the South African Institute of Architects Award for Conservation, also in 1998. The Trust is the only organization of its kind to have received three such awards.


 

Cape Town Heritage Trust
P O Box 16092
Vlaeberg
8018

Tel: 27 (021) 424-9591
Fax: 27 (021) 424-3159
Email to ctht@heritage.org.za
for the
Director: Laura Robinson

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