Bonita Bennett

Director — District Six Museum

Bonita Bennett started her working career as a high school educator. She has been a social justice activist dating back to her student days in the 1980s, and since leaving the employ of the Western Cape Education Department in 1992, she has been involved in the non-profit space. She is a memory studies scholar and has been active in the memory and museum sector for over 20 years. She currently works as an independent practitioner, with her last fulltime position having been as Director of the District Six Museum in Cape Town where she remains engaged as a research associate and as a member of its board of trustees. Over the years she has been involved in Palestine solidarity work, with most recent work being as co-convenor of the weekly vigils held at St George’s Cathedral in support of a permanent ceasefire in Palestine and an end to the occupation.