“After climbing
a great hill, one only
finds that there are
many more hills
to climb.”

Nelson Mandela
Find out
more about the
Ichikowitz
family
foundation.
“Redemption
is found through
remembering.”
Ivor Ichikowitz,
Chairman,
Ichikowitz Family Foundation

AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE is a non-profit initiative dedicated to African story-telling, to the safeguarding of the continent’s dynamic heritage for future generations.

In a global effort, AFRICAN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE records and showcases the continent’s acclaimed or unknown history makers, giving unprecedented access to all those who were at the heart of events that shaped Africa’s modern history.

Created by the ICHIKOWITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION, this global effort records and showcases the continent’s acclaimed or unknown history makers, giving unprecedented access to all those who were at the heart of events that shaped Africa’s modern history.

In this unprecedented initiative, the ICHIKOWITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION promotes public access to these multi-media resources. These narratives are the entry points for us, young and old, to embark on the journey to know our past.

Our award-winning film and television unit produces a range of multi-media specialist content, successfully distributed across and beyond the continent. Subscribing to journalistic best practices, AOHA adopts no single point of view but, rather, provides the raw material for open, pluralistic storytelling, the hallmark of democratic societies. Our mantra could be: “You don’t stand in one place to watch a masquerade”.

THE ICHIKOWITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION believes that knowledge about ourselves — our identity as a nation — depends on our understanding of our past and how others see us. It enables the African Oral History Archive to provide specialist content across all forms of media, from the African continent, to the globe.

THE ICHIKOWITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION believes that knowledge about ourselves and our past nurtures a dynamic, and creative African society that is unstoppable!