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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
Staffrider magazine (1978-1993)
Staffrider magazine (1978-1993), took its name and identity from township slang for black youth who rode the ..read more
Bolt (1970-1975)
Bolt, a periodical covering English language studies focussing on contemporary South African reviews, criticism and ..read more
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South Africa and the Olympic Games
Background What is today referred to as the “Ancient Olympic Games”, was a sports festival celebrated in ..read more
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Insurrections ensemble
EXPERIENCE a unique sound! Buy the CD Insurrections, a collection of 11 compositions, the product of a poetry- ..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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History of South African National Orders and Awards
The birth of a new non-racial and non -sexist democracy in South Africa necessitated a critical review of the system of ..read more
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 ..read more
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Lineages of Freedom: a Celebration of Culture and Shared Ties
Lineages of Freedom is a festival organised by South African History Online and The Centre of the Humanities at ..read more
The Cape Minstrels: Origins and Evolution of Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) in the Cape
Introduction In the years following 1994, South Africa has become well known for its culturally diverse population and ..read more

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