Grahamstown Foundation

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Originally called the 1820 Settlers Foundation and created to *** the Grahamstown Foundation is a non-profit South African company that manages a wide variety of projects, including the National Arts Festival, the National Festival of Science, Engineering and Technology, the National Schools Festivals and eight regional schools Festivals, the English Olympiad, the Eastern Cape Eisteddfod, Sakhisizwe, Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa and the Village Green Fair.

The Foundation also administers the 1820 Settlers Monument which is both a national heritage institution and a conference and functions venue.

Amid reminders of the past, the Foundation encourages the principles and ideals of the South African constitution.

More than a quarter of a million people, from all cultural backgrounds, use the building each year.

Projects include:

The National Arts Festival, The Village Green Fair, Scifest Africa, South African Schools' Festival, Eastern Cape Eisteddfod, English Olympiad, Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa, Makana Edutourism Project and the Amaphiko Township Dance Project.

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