The winner of the Guinness UDV National Adult Literacy Award 2003

The Centre of the Year Award for the Western Cape at the Learning Cape Festival for 2003

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St. Joseph's Adult Education Programme, which was nominated as one of the three Western Cape finalists for the Premier and Presidential Education Africa Awards, was initiated 7 years ago. We have a huge literacy project. We offer free literacy to those from the disadvantaged community in the three dominant languages of the Western Cape. We also have a large range of skills orientated courses including languages Xhosa, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, photography, art, sewing and business offered by KPMG, the international auditing company.

We also offer free cultural programmes to the general public. Our past guests who offer their skills include the Alibass duo from the UK, Russian concert pianist Victor Rybchikov who performed at the Baxter and other venues during his debut visit to South Africa, Michael Rosenzweig award winning composer and conductor and 11 American women writers, as part of the ambassadorial tour. We have an alternative health project and a Montessori training project based at Salt River and we offer bursaries and reduced fees for seniors, the unemployed and students. Our alternative health project is wide and diverse including classes in Kundalini yoga, tai chi, drumming and Hare Krishna vegetarian cuisine. We also have a free child care facility so that learners can leave their children while they study. Each week we also pick up our disabled literacy learners and women and children who live in inaccessible areas. Our Programme is open to everyone.

One of Western Cape finalists for the Presidential and Premier Education Africa Awards, 2001

The Programme brought out its second publication entitled "We Came for Mandela" about the cultural life of the refugee community in South Africa. It is compiled and edited by Keith Adams, the other co-ordinator on the Programme. It has been highly commended by the National Minister for Education Professor Kader Asmal. The book was invited to the Frankfurt Book Fair and did really well. It has been excellently received by the media and in addition to being in all the major Cape Town bookstores at the moment as well as other national outlets and overseas.

You can order the book directly from Footprints at a reduced price, R100-.00 (retails at R150-00) by e-mailing us on : .

The Women's Cookery Collective which specialises in traditional Cape Cuisine provides a homely, excellent catering service.


Keith Adams and Julia Landau
Tel: +27 21 685-1257 Fax: +27 21 686-9295

P.O. Box 27, Rondebosch, 7700
21 Belmont Road, Rondebosch, 7700

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