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Ekurhuleni O.R.Tambo Cultural Precinct

Johannesburg, Benoni

The O.R. Tambo Cultural Precinct is a must-visit attraction that attributes to the legacy of Oliver Reginald (O.R.) Tambo and his stature as a leader. The precinct is located in Wattville, oni, where the Tambos resided during their fight against apartheid. The precinct is in close proximity to O.R. and Mama Adelaide Tambo's grave site at Tamboville Cemetery and has been declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) in October 2012. The precinct was developed in recognition of O.R. Tambo's national and international status and the significant historical context of his residence in Wattville.

The precinct comprises the O.R. Tambo Narrative Centre, interpreting the life and legacy of O.R. Tambo through exhibitions; a Craft Centre, an Amphitheatre for live cultural events, an Environmental Education Centre and a Craft Trail between the O.R. Tambo Precinct and Tamboville Cemetery.

The O.R. Tambo Education and Narrative Centre is not just a dedication to the life's work of one man, but is also about educating children and adults on caring for the environment while encouraging sustainable living and providing jobs right on the banks of the Leeupan Wetland.

In memory of O.R. Tambo, the month of October has been declared an O.R. Tambo Month and the Ekurhuleni Municipality hosts annual events every October based on the values and achievements of O.R. Tambo where diverse cultures unite in song, dance, music, the spoken and written word and in arts and crafts. In celebration of his life, the renaming of Johannesburg International Airport to O.R. Tambo International Airport in 2006 was a milestone for the memory of this great man, particularly as it is South Africa's gateway to the continent.


3061 Tame Ave, Wattville, Benoni

Opening & Closing Times:

8am-5pm (Mon-Sun)