Ms Sanger Mandy
Head of Education, District Six Museum
Mandy Sanger is the Head of Education at the District Six Museum that represents one of many urban sites of apartheid forced removals. The Museum is in Cape Town, South Africa, a country openly reckoning with its racially segregated past, where colonial and apartheid relations are still baked into society. The Museum space is a living one, dedicated to working with memory to support restitution.
Her main focus is on youth and community participation through intergenerational, creative, and learning-by-doing encounters. In partnership with community-based organisations, she facilitates learning journeys that aim to build resilience and solidarity to explore the continuities and discontinuities of power, privilege, oppression, identity, and resistance in society. Her emphasis is on illuminating possibilities for an egalitarian future that respects freedom, participatory citizenship, and social justice across socio-cultural barriers. Her work involves designing anti-racism programmes with a practice component to ‘re-imagine the city’ by rethinking public spaces through a humanising pedagogy.