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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
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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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 New Group
This was a group or collective of young South African artists who, upon their return from study in Europe in 1937 began ..read more
Timeline of the History of Rugby in South Africa
1862 23 August, Canon George Oglivie organizes first recorded rugby match in South Africa at Green Point, Cape Town, ..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
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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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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
Women in African Literature: Writing and Representation
Africa has produced a number of female authors who were, and still are, able to assert themselves as writers, both on a ..read more
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History of the ‘Indian Opinion’ newspaper
The Significance of Indian Opinion by Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie Department of History, University of the Western Cape ..read more

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