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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks

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Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the unexplored and underwater adventure is so seductive that a healthy, global tourist industry has developed around shipwrecks. Although most people associate treasure with gold and silver cargo, historic shipwrecks provide maritime archaeologists with another kind of treasure. They gather immense amounts of archaeological, historical, scientific, social and technical in.. read more
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Origins of major world religions reflected in SA
Religion is an important part of millions of people's lives across the world. Thousands of African people are converted ..read more
National Newspapers and News Sites
National Newspapers and News Sites: Independent Online - Union of several South African newspapers such as Cape Argus ..read more
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Towards a people’s culture, Art and Resistance under apartheid
Art in the state of siege The Sharpeville Massacre was one of the most important turning points in the history of ..read more
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South African National Symbols and Heritage
This feature highlights aspects of South African Heritage and symbols of South Africa. A person's heritage is ..read more
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South Africa’s World heritage sites
A World Heritage Site is declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). For ..read more
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The South African Society of Artists and its exhibitors, 1902-1950
This catalogue and exhibition celebrate the founding, over 100 years ago, of the oldest surviving body for practising ..read more
The History of Christmas Day and its celebration in South Africa
Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25 in Catholic, Protestant, and most Orthodox churches, is a public holiday in ..read more
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Rock Art
Most researchers who study rock art tend to focus on technical aspects, such as the material and techniques used. Their ..read more
Kwaito
This genre of music started emerging in the 1990s. It is a mixture of a number of different rhythms from marabi of the ..read more

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