fa Lethu, a nonprofit Foundation based in Tshwane, South Africa is devoted to the development and economic growth of the creative sectors...
fa Lethu, a nonprofit Foundation based in Tshwane, South Africa is devoted to the development and economic growth of the creative sectors in the country. Through the intervention of former Australian diplomats, Diane Johnstone and Bruce Haigh and the Australian High Commission in South Africa and the South African Ministry of Arts and Culture, the Foundation was launched in November 2005, by the then Minister of Arts and Culture, the Honourable Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan. The original aim of the Foundation was to repatriate South African struggle-era cultural heritage such as art and art objects back into the country. Ifa Lethu today manages the largest heritage repatriation effort in South Africa with collections having been repatriated from countries such as the United States of America, Canada, France, Australia, Spain, Holland, the United Kingdom and Germany.