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)
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
Current Director, Laura Robinson
and First Director, Graeme Binckes.
Holding the silver medal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Town Heritage Trust
P O Box 16092
Tel: 27 (021) 424-9591
Fax: 27 (021) 424-3159
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org