The Foundation was founded to further the legacy of Gert Johannes Gerwel, a holistic individual who distinguished himself as educator, liberator, patron of the arts, business leader and family man.
Apart from the Jakes Gerwel Foundation’s accommodation programme for writers in Somerset-East, we also undertake the following projects annually:
Blue Crane Book Project
Jakes Gerwel Commemoration
The Jakes Gerwel Foundation (JGF) …
Celebrates the legacy of the late professor Jakes Gerwel
Develops the talents of emerging writers from disadvantaged communities
Strives for equality ...
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The Jakes Gerwel Foundation
49 Paulet Street
Photos: Mentorship for young songwriters 2022